Havering Schools Jobs

Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: Squirrels Heath Junior School
  • Reference: SCH/24/278834
Grade 1/2 Point 2-5
Squirrels Heath Junior School
Closing on 20/05/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Permanent | Term Time/Part Time
32.5 hours per week.

Squirrels Heath Junior School

Salisbury Road, Romford, RM2 5TP

Telephone No: 01708 446472

Email: office@shj.havering.sch.uk

Website: www.shj.havering.sch.uk

Head Teacher: Mrs Mary Shipton


Teaching Assistant

Scale: Grade 1/2 Point 2-5

Hours: 32.5 hours per week / 38 weeks per year (Term time only)

Salary: Pro rata salary of £19,561 - £20,450 p.a. (FTE £25,854 - £27,030 p.a.) 

Contract: Permanent

Start: 2nd September 2024

The children, staff and governors of Squirrels Heath Junior School are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who has experience working with a range of special educational needs. The role is predominantly working as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant but some group work may be required. 

Whilst you will be expected to work under the direction of the class teacher you will also have the ability to use your own initiative to organise tasks and activities; creating simple resources to support the pupil’s work as appropriate. You will work closely with the class teacher and the School’s SENCO as well as working in partnership with external contacts and parents to support learning and development.

 We can offer:

  • A friendly working environment
  • Dedicated and caring staff who help and support each other
  • An excellent leadership team to support and guide you
  • Happy, confident, well behaved children who enjoy being at school
  • A committed governing body and supportive parents

The successful applicant will:

  • Have a GCSE in Maths and English (A-C Grades) and hold an NVQ Level 2 qualification or working towards
  • Have experience in supporting pupils at all levels and ability
  • Be involved with classroom support, being able to show effective provision to our children
  • Be able to be an effective coordinator
  • Have high expectations of all pupils
  • Be a committed and flexible team player who will be able to work well with others and share ideas
  • Be an ambitious person who is keen to develop their own expertise and who has the desire to achieve
  • Have a good sense of humour

If you require any further information please call Louise Chappell, Office Manager on 01708 446472.

Please apply online.

Closing Date: 20th May 2024 at 12pm

Interview Date: Week commencing 20th May 2024

**Please note the school reserves the right to interview potential candidates prior to the deadline date**

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

To apply, please visit https://ats-haveringschools.jobsgopublic.com and submit your application by clicking the 'Apply Online' link below.

This vacancy is now closed