Teaching Assistant

Vacancy Position

Teaching Assistant


Giffin Street , London, England SE8 4RJ


Scale 3 (SP5 to SP6). £23,427 to £23,850 pro-rata for term-time working @85.32% (Actual salary: £19,987.91 to £20,348.82)

Start Date

About The Role

What We Are Looking For
We currently have a vacancy for an exceptional and committed Teaching Assistant to work in our Nursery. You will be working alongside an experienced teacher and Nursery Nurse. Experience in the EYFS is preferred but not essential. You will be working in exciting classrooms where learning is always fun and engaging and excellent relationships exist between staff and pupils. Our children deserve the very best and we demand a lot from our teaching assistants, but you can be assured of support at all times from an outstanding staff team. Do you think you have the talent and dedication to make the difference to a very deserving community?

What We Offer
Our staff team are exceptional and we reward them with additional benefits over and above the National Pay and Conditions in recognition of their dedication and commitment:-
• Outstanding CPD (internal and external) and opportunities to write and lead programmes
• Interest free loans for bicycle purchase
• Staff children listed in the admission criteria
• Childcare voucher scheme
• Access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family

Further Information
Tidemill Academy is an outstanding two-form entry primary school with a reputation for being creative, innovative and at the leading edge of educational reform. The lead school for Initial Teacher Training within REAch2, we are situated next to the busy and diverse Deptford High Street, only 6 minutes from London Bridge by train, 11 minutes from Cannon Street and accessible by DLR. Tidemill is a haven where children from all backgrounds flourish. Our children not only achieve excellent results – they exhibit in art galleries, surf in Devon, compete at the London Youth Games, are djembe drummers, make their own branded chocolate, set up blogs and perform Shakespeare at the theatre! They do all this in an award winning building with exceptional facilities.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed so you can meet the pupils and staff and see our fantastic facilities. If you would like to visit the school, please email admin@tidemillacademy.org stating the position that you are interested in applying for and which visit you like to attend.

Key Dates:
Visits: Wednesday 4th November @ 8:30am & 4:30pm (45 minutes duration maximum)
Closing Date & Shortlisting: Monday 8th November, 2021 @ 9:00am
Interviews: Friday 12th & Monday 15th November (if needed), 2021

The application pack is available by email from the office manager, or to download from the Tidemill Academy website www.tidemillacademy.org , or by clicking the link below. Completed applications should be returned to: Lisa Turner, Office Manager on admin@tidemillacademy.org


REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment. Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse pupils or are otherwise unsuited to working with them. We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

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School Location

Giffin Street, London, England SE8 4RJ