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Teaching Assistant ks2 – (1 year fixed contracts subject to funding)

This vacancy has now closed and is listed for reference only.
Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Actual pro rata salary if part-time £14,290
Greenleaf Primary School
Working Pattern:
Part Time/Term Time
27.25 hours per week. (Monday to Friday).
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
03/03/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Greenleaf Primary School is looking to appoint two Teaching Assistants to work in KS2 classes, initially either Year 5 or Year 6. 

We are looking for enthusiastic, self-motivated professionals to join our school. You will be assisting teachers in supporting children's learning, social and welfare needs, including children with special education needs. 

The successful applicant will:

- have knowledge of KS2 SATs (preferable)

  • have experience in supporting pupils with learning difficulties
  • be enthusiastic, confident and able to show initiative
  • be an effective communicator with pupils and staff
  • be competent in the use of ICT
  • hold at least an A – C pass in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
  • have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with pupils, treating them with respect and consideration. 

The successful applicant would be expected to:

  • work under direct supervision of the class teacher and at times be expected to use their own initiative to organise activities and tasks and lead small groups of pupils
  • use initiative and contribute to creating a stimulating and purposeful learning environment.
  • work in partnership with other teaching assistants
  • provide feedback to the class teacher on the pupil or pupils' progress
  • support the class teacher in planning differentiated work for the pupi/pupils
  • create simple resources to support the pupils' work, as appropriate
  • .attend INSET days and training as identified by the Headteacher 

We are committed to a child-centred education and to ensuring that every child in our community has access to the highest possible standard of education. Our ethos is Aim High, Work Hard, Be kind.    We are a fully accredited International School and are committed to developing our international links and embedding the global dimension still further into our work.  

To join our team please download an application pack from our website and return either by email to or by post to Greenleaf Primary School, Greenleaf Road, Walthamstow London E17 6QW.  If you wish to visit the school prior to submitting your application please email to make an appointment. 

Greenleaf School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people as a priority. This includes a commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures. The successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, then unfortunately, on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.  (Due to the number of applicants it is not possible to contact every candidate individually). 

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.