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Reception Teaching Assistant

  • Location:

    South West London

  • Sector:

    Primary Support

  • Job type:

    Long-Term Contracts

  • Salary:

    £80 - £100 per day

  • Contact:

    Carl Cooper

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


  • Contract Length:

    Full Time

Location: Balham, London SW12
Start Date: 17th June 2024 / ASAP
Contract Type: Full-Time, Long term
Salary: Competitive, based on experience

About the School: This well-regarded Catholic primary school in Balham is committed to fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment that upholds the values of respect, community, and academic excellence. With a strong emphasis on both faith and education, the school provides a supportive atmosphere where students can thrive spiritually, emotionally, and academically.

The Role: The school is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic Reception Teaching Assistant to join their team. The successful candidate will work closely with the class teacher to support the learning and development of the youngest pupils in the school. This role is crucial in helping to create a positive and engaging learning environment for the children in Reception.

Teaching Assistant Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the class teacher in planning and delivering engaging and age-appropriate lessons for Reception pupils.
  • Provide one-on-one and small group support to students, ensuring each child receives the individual attention they need.
  • Support the social, emotional, and physical development of pupils, promoting positive behaviour and learning attitudes.
  • Help set up and tidy away classroom activities, maintaining a safe and stimulating learning environment.
  • Supervise children during indoor and outdoor play, ensuring their safety and well-being.
  • Support the assessment and monitoring of pupil progress, providing feedback to the class teacher.
  • Foster positive relationships with children, staff, and parents, contributing to a welcoming and inclusive school community.
  • Assist with the preparation of teaching materials and resources.
  • Participate in school activities and events, supporting the broader life of the school.
  • Uphold the school's Catholic ethos and values in all interactions with students and colleagues.

Teaching Assistant Requirements:

  • Previous experience working as a Teaching Assistant, particularly in an Early Years or primary school setting.
  • A genuine passion for working with young children and supporting their development.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build positive relationships with students, staff, and parents.
  • Patience, creativity, and a nurturing approach to supporting children's learning.
  • A commitment to upholding the school's Catholic values and ethos.
  • Relevant qualifications in education or child development are desirable.
  • An Enhanced DBS check will be required for the successful candidate.

Why Join Us?

  • A supportive and collaborative working environment.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • The chance to make a significant impact on the early development of children.
  • A vibrant and inclusive school community that values faith and education.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package.

How to Apply: If you are a dedicated and passionate Teaching Assistant with the skills and experience to support our Reception pupils, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to Carl at Reeson Education

Reeson Education:

REESON Education is London's Premier Recruitment Agency. Established in 2006 by experienced teachers, education professionals and recruitment specialists, we have built our business and reputation on the cores values of honesty, integrity and excellence.

We care about education and the provision of education and have established an excellent reputation with schools and teachers alike.

At REESON Education we work closely with a large network of Nurseries, Primary Schools, Secondary Schools and Colleges across London. Our client base provides us with an abundance of available daily supply, long term and permanent opportunities across all age groups in all areas of London.

Please note that all daily/hourly rates quoted are inclusive of holiday pay at 12.07%

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