School Vacancies

Teaching Assistant (TA) including lunchtime supervision

To apply, please use the Support Staff Application Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form below this job advert text.

Location: Howard Primary School Dering Place Croydon CR0 1DT

Contracted Working Pattern:      Monday to Friday during term-time including all five INSET days

Contracted Working Hours:        35 hours per week (08.30 – 16.00, including unpaid break of 30 minutes at lunch time)

Salary:                                      Grade 3 points 5 - 7 (£22,185 - £22,995 pro rata)

Contract type:                           Fixed term contract until July 2024 with a possibility of contact extension or permanence thereafter

Deadline date for applications:    Friday 22nd September 2023

Interviews will take place during week commencing 25th September 2023

Start date: As soon as possible


Howard Primary School is an inclusive, dynamic two-form entry school with a positive ethos and strong Core values: Care, Commitment, Co-operation, Courtesy and Consideration.

We are therefore very pleased to offer the opportunity for an experienced TA to join our vibrant school located in South Croydon.

The successful candidate will be flexible and have the skills needed to provide excellent classroom practice and playground supervision.  They will also possess the ability to build good relationships with individual and groups of children of all ages.

We are looking for a TA who would like to help our children progress and flourish both personally and academically.   Our recruitment process is designed to find the right person with the right experience and personality who will be as passionate about supporting and developing our children as we are.

Our new Teaching Assistant will possess the following essentials:

  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification/experience
  • Experience of working in primary school classes
  • A caring and positive attitude towards all pupils
  • High expectations of children and themselves
  • Flexibility and a commitment to going that extra mile to ensure pupils achieve their best
  • Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills

The following skills / qualities are desirable:

  • The ability to plan and deliver appropriate interventions
  • Experience with SEND children would be an advantage but not essential

We offer the successful candidate:

  • A welcoming, positive and caring environment
  • A supportive and committed staff
  • Continuous training to ensure you are up to date and fully equipped to carry out your role
  • An ambitious and supportive Leadership Team
  • Children who learn, thrive and achieve through our pastoral care, curriculum and activities.
  • Excellent pension and access to employee assistance programme

If working at our school appeals to you and you believe you have the skills, experience and personality we’re looking for, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on receipt and individual interviews arranged.

Application forms should be completed electronically and emailed to Rachel Enwonwu, Office Manager: on or before Friday 8th September 2023.  Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

All documents relating to this position can be found below and also downloaded from the school website.

If you have any queries in connection with this position, please contact Rachel Enwonwu, Office Manager on 020 8688 4216.

CVs are not accepted.  No agency enquiries will be responded to.

Safeguarding Statement

Howard Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. References for shortlisted candidates will be sought prior to interview and an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service will be completed on the successful applicant. Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at the interview stage. Any further vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022 will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment. Where applicable, if an applicant with a provisional offer of employment has lived and/or worked outside the UK, they will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.

In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data.  The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DFE. Please see the Job Applicants’ privacy notice below.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, online searches may be completed as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates, searching online content that is publicly available for inappropriate online content that may suggest that a shortlisted candidate may not be suitable to work with children, or that may harm the reputation of the school. If any issues of concern come up in online searches, shortlisted candidates will have an opportunity to address these at interview.


Our school is adhering to all relevant government guidelines and we take appropriate action to ensure the safety of our children, staff and visitors.


Level 2 TA Job Description and Person Specification

Support Staff Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

HPS Privacy Notice for Job Applicants