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Would you like to work at Thameside Primary?

Do you have an interest to work with children?

We currently have a SEN Teaching Assistant position available in the school.

 Monday to Friday 8.45—3.15pm, 30 hours per week, Term time only

Salary RG3 scale point 5—7, £23,500 to 24,294 pro rata. Actual starting salary £15,932 per annum

Start Date: September 2024 (subject to recruitment and safeguarding checks)

At Thameside we celebrate inclusiveness, belonging and integrity as well as valuing and nurturing differences between us. This is an exciting time to join Thameside as we continue our journey to improve provision and progress for all of our children.

The school is looking for an enthusiastic and passionate Teaching Assistant to join our diverse school and to work with specific children with complex SEND needs including willingness to work on a 1:1 basis.

We require a caring and supportive individual to work with young children with challenging behavioural needs to assist them with their development and learning.

The ideal candidate will have transferable experience of working with children with challenging needs. You must be resilient and be willing to persevere to build rapport with children with complex learning and behavioural difficulties.

It is a challenging but very rewarding role! You can make a world of difference to a child’s learning experience.

If you have experience of working with children in a similar capacity but not in a school setting, we would still like to hear from you.

Your duties will include:

· Supporting the class teacher to implement planned lesson learning activities for SEN children

· Interact and engage with individual pupils with complex SEN needs in a class and 1:1 basis through indoor and outdoor activities

· Keeping children safe in their surroundings and activities they engage in, including dealing with first aid incidents

· Providing administrative support to the class teacher to prepare resources for class or specific children

· Supervising children in the playground at break times and during lunchtimes

We are seeking candidates that have:

· Previous experience of working with children is preferable

· Commitment to working with children with SEND

· A good standard of English and Maths is essential, Grade C or equivalent

· An ability to work with a team and diverse staff/pupil groups

· Effective interpersonal and communications skills

· Resilience, patience and commitment to working with young people, some with challenging needs

If you are interested, please contact for an application pack or download from, About Us, Come & Work for us! Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal-opportunity provider. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Will consider applications on receipt of application forms returned.

Interviews will be arranged on receipt of applications.


Play Assistant for After School Club (Aftercare)

Hours: 15 hours per week, Mon to Fri term time only

Starting salary scale RG2 £7,848 per annum (actual salary based on 15 hours p/w, term time only)

Start date: September 2024 (as soon as possible)

After school club operates from 3.00pm - 6.00pm (3 hours per day)

If you are currently at University or need a convenient part time role working with children – this is the job for you!

Job Description

We are looking for passionate and creative play assistant to join our school run Wraparound Care Service. As a member of the wraparound team, you will gain valuable experience assisting the delivering a wide range of engaging and participative childcare activities; working with children from ages 4 - 12. Our Play Assistants are passionate, enthusiastic and thrive in a highly rewarding role that facilitates children’s development throughout their time in Aftercare.

This is a demanding but very rewarding role suited to someone with an interest in supporting children and should ideally have some relevant experience of working alongside children. You should be self-motivated, have good communication skills and be able to engage with children positively.

Your responsibilities include:

· Plan and deliver safe activities with groups of children from all class ranges

· Engage with children encouraging them to participate in activities to promote learning and social development

· Support children on a 1:1 basis who have complex needs (if required)

· Encourage fair and caring behaviour among the children

· Encourage independence and self-esteem

· Ensure safety and safeguarding procedures are adhered to ensure children are kept safe

· Assist with food preparation for serving breakfast and afterschool snacks

· Complete various training courses including Food Hygiene and Child Safeguarding.

You can also download an application pack via the school’s website (Go to: About us, Come & Work for us!) or email to request an application pack. Please email:


The school is committed to safeguarding children and is an equal opportunity provider. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Closing date for applications is: Sunday 16th June 2024 but interviews will be offered on receipt of strong applications. Please return applications electronically to