Teaching Assistant – Reception Class – St Mary Abbots CE Primary School, W8 4SP

Date posted: 28th Mar 2024 Closing date: 19th Apr 2024 Borough: Kensington & Chelsea Position: Teaching Assistant
Salary: Range A (Scale 2-3) School: Teaching Assistant - Reception Class - St Mary Abbots CE Primary School, W8 4SP




2 Kensington Church Street, London W8 4SP

                  Tel: 020 7937 0740    website 


Starting date:  September 2024 or sooner

Permanent Contract

36 hours per week; term time only (39 weeks)

Salary: Range A  (Scale 2-3)

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and confident Teaching Assistant with experience of working with children in Reception and an ability to demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the EYFS. Suitable candidates will ideally possess a relevant childcare qualification and a valid Paediatric First Aid qualification (or willingness to undertake this training).

The successful candidate will:

  • Be focused, with a clear understanding of safeguarding responsibilities and professional standards
  • Support the class teacher in the delivery of teaching and learning activities within the classroom including small groups or on an individual basis
  • Be able to communicate effectively with both children and colleagues and work under instruction, as well as independently

The successful candidate must:

  • Be passionate about children’s learning, development and welfare
  • Have knowledge of working with Reception children and experience of working in a primary school
  • Be able to assist in preparing the classroom, supporting the children and teacher
  • Have a good standard of spoken and written English
  • Be committed to ensuring that every child reaches their potential
  • Be supportive of the Christian ethos of the school

We can offer:

  • A positive and caring ethos and working environment
  • A school where staff are highly valued and wellbeing is a priority
  • Enthusiastic, motivated children and engaged parents
  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive staff/senior leadership team

Application form here

Job description here 

If you are interested in joining our enthusiastic and hardworking staff team, please complete the attached application form and return it to:  Angela Morrison – Office Manager  angela.morrison@sma.rbkc.sch.uk.  School visits are encouraged and can be arranged by appointment.

Closing date:   Friday 19th April

Shortlisting:   Monday 22nd April

Interviews:     TBC

We reserve the right to interview candidates ahead of the interview date.

St Mary Abbots is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of it’s children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The appointment will be subject to an enhanced DBS check and appropriate references will be required.  It is an offence to apply if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relating to children.  In line with KCSIE and safer recruitment practices, the school will conduct an online search for all shortlisted candidates.  The online search is part of our safeguarding checks and will seek publicly available information on candidates’ suitability to work with children.  We are also committed to the promotion of equal opportunities and diversity.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of gender,  race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.