Teaching Assistant

The Board of Trustees is looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work within our Specialist Resource Provision to support pupils with a statement for ASD.  This role would be suited to a candidate who is currently an undergraduate in their last year and is considering entering the teaching profession, although we also very much welcome applications from those currently working as Teaching Assistants in a secondary setting.

Salary: Band C – (£18,500 – £19,700) dependent on candidate experience and qualifications

Contract: Permanent – 42 week per year

Start date: 31st August 2016

Closing date for applications: 12 noon Thursday 29th June 2017

Assessment day: Tuesday 4th July 2017 (candidates should keep this date free when applying for the role).


The role of the teaching assistant will be to:

  • Work under the guidance of the HLTA & Inclusion Lead, and within an agreed system of supervision, to implement pre-determined work programmes with individuals and groups of students in or out of the classroom.  The post will involve one-to-one and small group teaching across a range of areas: reading, writing and maths, English language and emotional development.
  • Assist the subject teacher with the whole planning cycle and the management and preparation of resources.
  • Supervise as required whole classes, occasionally during the short-term absence of teachers, and maintaining good order and keeping students on task.
  • Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.

More information on the responsibilities of the role are available here: TKA Teaching Assistant JD.

Person Specification

Details on the Person Specification can be found here: TKA TA Person Specification.

Application Process

To apply for this role, applicants are invited to fill in the application form and monitoring form.  Please return these to jfree@thekingstonacademy.org by midday on 29th June 2017.  They are also asked to include with their application a statement detailing in no more than 500 words why they are uniquely qualified for this role.

General Application Form – OPERATIONS Staff

Monitoring Form