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South Grove Primary is a friendly, culturally rich, vibrant and forward-thinking school community. It is a mainstream primary school with a designated Additional Resourced Provision for children with autism and global delay. The Governors wish to appoint a dynamic, innovative, inspirational and visionary professional. The post would suit someone who demonstrates passion, commitment and the desire to make ‘a real difference.’

TA (Special Resourced Provision) – Maternity Cover

We are looking to recruit an experienced Teaching Assistant to work as part of a team within the school in our Special Resourced Provision for Autism Spectrum Disorder/ Global Delay.  Good communication skills and empathy with children are essential.  Must be willing to deal with a wide range of challenging behaviour, and be able to show patience, resilience and flexibility to respond to the varying demands of the school day and the pupils’ needs.  The Teaching Assistant must be available to start work at 8.30am for the beginning of the school day.  Experience of working with children on the autistic spectrum would be an advantage.

Good Numeracy and Literacy skills are essential.  It is desirable that applicants hold an NVQ Level 2/3 certificate for Teaching Assistants or have equivalent qualifications, but is not essential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an established, popular, successful and inclusive school within a well-resourced building.

Come and join a caring, supportive team, where you will be valued.  Male applicants are encouraged to apply as under represented in the school.

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to visit the school before the end of term by Thursday 19th July 2018. Please contact the School Business Manager, Rosette Doxon on 020 8521 6000 if you wish to arrange an informal visit to the school.

South Grove Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo Child Protection screening appropriate to the post, checks with past employers and an Enhanced DBS check.

Salary Scale:  

Scale 3 Point 14-17 – (£20,007 – £20,472 pro rata)


 32.50 hours per week x 45.6 weeks per year

Job Start:

September 2018


Email address for return of applications

Closing date

Noon, Friday 27th July 2018

Interview date

W/C 30th July 2018 or 3rd September 2018

For an application pack and further details, please download the documents below, or contact the school on 020 8521 6000 or email: All completed applications should be emailed or returned to the school at the following address: South Grove Primary School, Ringwood Road, Walthamstow, E17 8PW

CVs are not accepted.

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