Teaching Assistant – Gateway Academy

Date posted: 9th May 2022 Closing date: 18th May 2022 Borough: Westminster Position: Teaching Assistant
Interview Date: 24th May 2022 Salary: Band 1 Step 2 - £20,141. Term Time only (£23,421. FTE) School: Teaching Assistant - Gateway Academy

Gateway Academy, Capland Street, London NW8 8LN
Telephone – 020 7723 4977
Email – office@gateway-academy.co.uk
Website – www.gateway-academy.co.uk

Teaching Assistant based in the Nursery

Hours: 36 hour week
Monday and  Thursday – 08:30 to 4:30 (30 minute lunch break)
Tuesday, Wednesday and  Friday – 08:30 to 4:00 (30 minute lunch break)
Band 1 Step 2 – £20,141. Term Time only (£23,421. FTE)

Start date will be Thursday 01 September 2022 (dependent on receipt of a clear, enhanced DBS).


We wish to appoint a lively and energetic Teaching Assistant to join our dynamic and hard-working Nursery team within this successful Academy. 

The successful candidate will:

  • work as part of a team of early years educators delivering the highest quality of care and education
  • contribute to the provision and maintenance of a healthy, stimulating, safe, enabling and aesthetically pleasing learning environment
  • contribute and plan for the preparation, delivery and evaluation of learning experiences, that will enhance children’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social and moral development.
  • develop and maintain professional links with parents, colleagues, carers and other agencies working with the Academy, the local community and the Local Authority.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of working with children, particularly in relation to Early Years
  • be in possession of an NVQ3 Certificate in Educational Childcare, or equivalent
  • have a GCSE in English and Maths at Grade C or above
  • have good spoken and written English
  • value and respect the views and needs of children
  • have the ability to work in and promote a child centred environment showing sensitivity to the needs of children
  • have the ability to communicate effectively and work co-operatively with individuals and groups of children, teachers, parents and other members of staff.
  • have the confidence to work from own initiative, organise time effectively and to be flexible and adaptable.
  • be willing to attend appropriate training
  • be committed to continual personal and professional development
  • have an understanding of and commitment to inclusive education.
  • have a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people.

In return the Academy can offer:

  • supportive, motivated colleagues
  • support to develop an area of expertise
  • an excellent working environment with outstanding facilities and positive links with parents and the wider local community

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed.  Please contact Mrs Jackie Cornelius, PA to the Headteacher, to arrange.  Application forms are available from the School Office.

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 18 May (midday)

Interviews:                            Tuesday 24 May                                            

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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We have a clear commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service.  Further information can be found at: www.gov.uk.