Reception teaching assistant job advert

Job advertisement

  • Teaching assistant in Reception class
  • Fixed term, full time, 1 year contract, starting Sep 2018
  • Group 2 School – 3-11 years (236 pupils)
  • Hours: 27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks (term time, including INSET days)
  • Salary: Scale 3 £14,366 per annum

 This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a passion for working with younger children. St Margaret’s Lee is a great place to work and learn. You will be valued, you will be part of a creative and dynamic team who have a passion for teaching and you will be working with children who are eager to learn.

It is also an opportunity for anyone aspiring to be a teacher and wanting to gain experience in the classroom. St Margaret’s Lee is a lead school for School Direct teacher training and this job would serve as an excellent platform for this route into teaching.

To discuss the job or for an application form please contact the school office on 020 8852 3151. The form is also available on the school website

Closing date:  12pm Friday 15th June 2018

Our school is committed to the safeguarding of children so all appointments are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. Our school is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity.

Person Specification

Relevant experience Experience of working or volunteering in a primary school


Early years foundation stage experience
Education and training GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) Honours Degree (1st/2nd class)

Qualifications relating to childcare / EYFS

Other Passion for working with children

An understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework and Early Years practice

Able to carry out the duties outlined in the job description

Good interpersonal skills

Good timekeeping



Ability to work well as part of a small team


A proactive, dynamic individual with a genuine interest in children and the Early Years learning environment.


Job description

The Reception Teaching Assistant will primarily work in partnership with the Reception teacher, under the leadership and supervision of the teacher and senior leadership team.

 Support for the teacher

  • form strong bonds with children and families and using your knowledge about their interests to create a happy and creative place to learn
  • support the teacher with small group work, phonics activities and assessment (with guidance and support from your class teacher)
  • Create and maintain a purposeful, orderly and engaging environment in collaboration with the class teacher
  • Promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage pupils to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Provide pastoral support for the children in your care

Support for the school

  • Promote the core school vales of resilience, kindness and creativity in your day to day interactions
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health & safety and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person
  • Be aware of confidential issues linked to home/pupil/teacher/school/work and to keep confidences as appropriate
  • Promote diversity and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
  • Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
  • Appreciate and support the role of other professionals
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required
  • Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips and out of school activities as required and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher
  • Ensure implementation and promotion in employment and service delivery of the school’s equality policy