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Teaching Assistant (Level 1)

Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
£21,591 - £21,981 FTE or £14,424 - £14,685 PTE
Gwyn Jones Primary School, Hainault Road, Leytonstone, London
Working Pattern:
Part Time
27.5 hours per week. Fixed Term Contract 31 July 2021.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
24/08/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Teaching Assistant supporting a child with Special Educational Needs

Fixed term contract until March 2021 maternity cover


Level 1,

Grade Scale 3

Range SP 5-6 starting at £21,591-£21,981 Pro Rata (£14,424-£14,685 actual)


27.5 hours per week. Term time only 45.6 weeks

At Gwyn Jones Primary School, we are very proud to be a culturally diverse and  inclusive school that is committed to ensuring we aspire to and achieve our motto of “Inspire and Empower” for all members of our community.

We are a Rights Respecting School and we provide a rich, creative and challenging curriculum which inspires children’s curiosity and empowers our pupils to have a voice and be knowledgeable, active global citizens. We have high aspirations for our pupils and we are fully committed to ensuring every child achieves their very best in a safe and nurturing environment.

Gwyn Jones Primary School is looking to appoint a SEN Teaching Assistant for September 2020. We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated person to join our school.  You will be supporting a special needs child who has ASD or Down Syndrome or Global Delay.


Experience of working 1:1 is essential, and you will be expected to be able to use some of the following:

  • PECS
  • Colourful Semantics
  • Now and Next
  • Autism Bucket


Applicants who lack experience but have a genuine interest in SEND are more than welcome to apply. More than anything we would like applicants who are able to demonstrate enthusiasm, warmth, dependability, confidence and the versatility to tailor their approach to suit the child


Please download application form and further details online at or email:


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS check.


Closing date: Monday 24th August 2020

Shortlisting: Tuesday 25th August 2020

Interview date:  Thursday 27th August 2020

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.