Teaching Assistant
Garden City Academy
Radburn Way Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG62JZ
Start Date
As soon as possible
NJC Scale point 5 £23500 (Pro rata to hours & weeks worked)

About the Role

Are you someone who believes in learning without limits? Do you want the opportunity to be part of a unique team? Are you passionate that all children deserve the very best learning opportunities and want to build a brighter future for our pupils? If so, we would love to hear from you! 

We are looking for a highly skilled, dedicated and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team working on a permanent contract starting as soon as possible and we are open to both full or part-time working. You need to be committed to providing children with exceptional learning opportunities in a fun and caring environment, committed to teamwork, have a can-do attitude with a good sense of humour and be prepared to go that extra mile.  

Providing class support, you should be experienced in working with children and adapting and extending learning within a safe, stimulating and inclusive learning environment. Working with the class teacher, you will be responsible for providing excellent learning opportunities for all which may require structured small group or 1:1 activities to ensure the curriculum is accessed by all. You should have experience of delivering whole class learning and an ability to bring learning to life so that children have practical hands on learning experiences that foster a real love of learning. 

In turn, we can offer you: 

  • The opportunity to continue to be part of and to build on our exceptional learning and teaching and personal development offer for our children;  
  • The opportunity to help continue to build and develop our team and to accentuate the ethos and culture of our school;  
  • The opportunity to make a difference to children’s lives;  
  • The chance for your skills to flourish and develop with practical support and encouragement; 
  • High quality training and development through one of the country’s leading Multi-Academy Trusts;  
  • The opportunity to work with children from diverse ethnicities and cultures;  
  • A future career flightpath within REAch2 Academy Trust;  
  • Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors 

If you feel you have all the necessary attributes, are highly motivated, committed to making a positive difference to children’s lives and want to be part of creating a legacy for the future – apply now! We look forward to receiving your application.  

Closing Date
Thursday 18th April 2024 at Midday
Application Contact
Trust Social Media

You are invited to submit an application form to Samantha Ruck, Headteacher using [email protected] 

Or by post to:  

Garden City Academy, Radburn Way, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 2JZ 

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.  

In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check. 

To arrange an informal discussion or school visit please contact the school office using 01462 621800. 

The candidates selected for interview will be informed after shortlisting and full details of the interview programme will be provided.  

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.

REAch2 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 children 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.

School Support Staff Benefits 

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities, 
  • A competitive salary, 
  • Term-time only and flexible working 
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,  

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.