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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.’ 

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, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service

Teaching Assistant Level 2 - Scale 3 (Point 14-17)

We are looking to recruit experienced Special Education Needs Learning Support Assistants to work as part of a team within the school in our Autistic Spectrum Disorder/Global Delay Provision.  The role will be working 1:1 with a child with Special Educational Needs.  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.  LSAs 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.


Contract type (eg perm, temp, fixed term contract etc)

Temporary with a view to Permanent

Working hours

32.50 hours per week  / 45.6 weeks per year 

Grade/pay range

Scale 3 Point 14-17 (Depending on experience)

Salary details (annual) 

 £18657 / £19623


Email address for return of applications

Closing date

Tuesday 8th December 2017

Interview date

W/C 11th December 2017


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


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Application Form Support Staff - Word

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Application Form Support Staff - PDF

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