Teaching Assistant – Alternative Primary Setting

2 Posts – Full time and Part time

  • We are a small, holistic independent primary school set in a beautiful National Trust Park with excellent transport links.
  • We are looking for 2 talented and ambitious Teaching Assistants (full time and part time) to start in Autumn term 2022 to offer one to one assistance and support to a child in a wonderful, warm environment of friendly staff.
  • You would be joining a dedicated team where our children’s wellbeing and happiness is the centre of our vision and our unique curriculum approach.

The successful Applicant will:

  • Have a passion for working with children;
  • Ensure all pupils make progress by supporting the pupils and Teacher;
  • Be a team player who is able to demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility;
  • Assist with planning a range of interesting and age appropriate activities and help create an engaging learning environment;
  • Be proactive, self motivated and have an attention to detail;
  • Be imaginative, enthusiastic and hardworking, have excellent organisational, communication and people skills;
  • Be respectful to each individual child and their learning journey with us and support them in reaching their full potential;
  • Build positive relationships with children, parents and colleagues.

Job Type:     Post 1 – Term time, full time Mon- Fri 8am – 4pm

                        Post 2 – Term time, part time Mon-Fri 20 Hrs

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience.

Person Specification

We are looking for a caring and efficient individual, committed to the school’s pathways for education provision. These are the specification criteria to identify suitable candidates:

  • Experience in supporting children with dyslexia and ASD would be an advantage
  • Experience in supporting or leading forest school or outdoor learning experiences would be an advantage.
  • An ability to embrace a wide range of pedagogical approaches which would be inline with the holistic approach of the school would be welcomed.
  • A recognised early years qualification is essential.
  • 2 impeccable references required. (Previous/current employers reference essential).

Next steps

Please email your CV to info@thelondonacornschool.co.uk, marked Teaching Assistant

Closing date for CVs is 17th June 2022.  Interviews will be held w/c 27th June 2022

The post holder will be accountable to the Head Teacher.

School Caretaker – Primary School Setting

  • We are a small, friendly, holistic independent school for 3–11-year-old children set in a beautiful National Trust Park in Morden with excellent transport links.
  • We have an exciting opportunity for a confident, experienced and practical School Caretaker to join our dedicated and friendly team in September 2022.

Main duties include:

  • To provide an effective caretaking and maintenance service across the school which is customer focussed, legislatively compliant and supports the school visions.
  • To achieve compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, legislation and regulations particularly those associated with Health and Safety and COSHH.
  • Ensure the school is kept clean, tidy and the site is safe, secure and fully functioning.
  • Maintain and operate site security systems including closing the building at the end of the school day.
  • Oversea facilities hire.

Job Type: Part Time Term time, Mon- Fri – 10-15hrs per week

£11-£15 per hour depending on experience

Person Specification

We are looking for a caring and efficient individual, committed to the school’s pathways for education provision. These are the specification criteria to identify suitable candidates:

  • Self-motivated and takes pride in work
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Practical handyman and problem-solving skills
  • Responsible Keyholder
  • References. Two educational, and one personal reference. (Previous/current employers’ reference essential).

Next steps

Please email your CV to admissions@thelondonacornschool.co.uk marked School Caretaker

Closing Date for CVs is 1st July 2022, interviews will be held w/c 4th July 2022

The post holder will be accountable to the Head Teacher.

The London Acorn School is a not-for-profit community interest company.

Further information on The London Acorn School can be found at www.thelondonacornschool.co.uk

Please note that the school follows safe recruitment practices to protect children.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake appropriate safeguarding controls including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) screening and checks with past employers. We expect them to demonstrate that they share our commitment to the wellbeing and safeguarding of children.

In addition candidates invited to interview will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and provide proof of qualifications.

The London Acorn School is an equal opportunities employer.