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Job Ref No. ECC2473-99S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 2
Position Start Date: 23/03/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/03/2020 Midnight Date of Interviews: 10th March 2020  

Job Description

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Teaching Assistant

Pay Scale: Band 2 point 3 (within ranges 1-6 depending on experience)

Term time plus 5 inset days (39 weeks)

Full Time


We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and hardworking teaching assistants for either 1:1 or small group, class-based support. Our SEND needs include the following:

Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Down's Syndrome
Intimate Care needs
Social, Emotional and Mental Health needs
Speech and Language difficulties
Oppositional Defiant Disorder

In addition to your role in class, you will be expected to:

· Help prepare or adapt resources.

· To work alongside external agencies, such as the Specialist Teaching Team and attend meetings such as 'One Plans' and annual reviews.

· Carry out any duties as directed by the class teacher, Head of Learning Support or Head Teacher as required.

The school is committed to Safeguarding and all appointments will be subject to receipt of all relevant checks and a clear DBS.

Essential knowledge and experience:

Recent experience of working in a similar role
A good standard of English and Maths (to GCSE level)
Relevant knowledge of Safeguarding procedures and why these are important
Relevant training
Experience of working with parents to support a pupil
Enjoys being with children
Ability to work independently using own initiative
Physically fit due to physical demands of post
Patience, empathy and understanding
Able to work well as part of team
Accepting of advice and direction with a willingness to act upon this
Flexible and adaptable
Respectful of confidentiality
Ensures high standards in behaviour and pupil learning. Working in accordance with school policies
Willing to attend training and a commitment to professional development

Child Care qualifications to NVQ level 2 or above
First aid certificates

Visits to the school are encouraged.

Please contact the school office on 0208 508 252 to arrange a tour.

Closing date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

Interview date: Tuesday 10th March 2020

For further information, including the Job Description and the Person Specification, download the recruitment pack from our website or contact

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we are committed to safeguarding our school community. The appointment will therefore be subject to satisfactory references and enhanced DBS checks.

Information about the School

Alderton Junior School is a growing 2 to 3 form entry Junior School for pupils between the ages of 7 to 11 years. We are a forward-thinking school, working in collaboration with 15 other local schools as part of the Epping Forest Schools Multi-Academy Trust.

Our vision is clear, to provide pupils with a thorough education without any limits. We do our best to make sure that each day is outstanding for every child as an individual and as part of our wider school community. We have a strong focus on working as the Alderton family, with strong links with the Alderton Infant School whom we share our school site, ensuring every child is nurtured in a positive, engaging and purposeful learning environment.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Tammy Eaton
Alderton Hall Lane, Loughton
Essex, IG10 3HE
Telephone: 020 85082521

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