Teaching Assistant for pupils with Special Educational Needs

Vacancy Position

Teaching Assistant for pupils with Special Educational Needs


80 Brampton Road , London, England CR0 6JN, United Kingdom


Grade 3 SP5 (SP 5-6) £22185 - £22587. This is the FTE salary, the approximate salary for this post will be £18838 per annum

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About The Role

Post:                                      Level 2 Teaching Assistant for pupils with Special Educational Needs

School / Location:           The Robert Fitzroy Academy

Start Date:                          As soon as possible

Salary:                                  Grade 3 SP5 (SP 5-6) £22185 – £22587. This is the FTE salary, the approximate salary for this post will be £18838 per annum

Hours:                                   34.5 hours per week

Contract Term:                 Fixed term until 31.08.2022


Who are we?

The Robert Fitzroy Academy is a primary school in Croydon situated in the heart of the local community.  Our fundamental belief is that the whole child is the whole point.

It is our goal to create a school where children can achieve academically but also flourish as citizens of the world.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit an experienced Teaching Assistant, specifically to work with pupils with special educational needs.  You will need to have personal qualities and skills of the highest order, to help ensure that the Robert Fitzroy Academy becomes a truly outstanding and highly successful school. Your role will be to support the class teacher, to support pupils’ learning and to support the ethos of the Academy.

In particular, successful candidates should have:

  • Experience of working with and caring for children with special educational needs.
  • Experience of working with children with limited verbal skills.
  • Able to work independently with support from leaders to deliver a personalised curriculum
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching, mentoring and guidance
  • A commitment to promoting and fostering good relationships between children and with parents and colleagues

You should be:

  • Forward thinking and willing to adapt to the changing needs of the school
  • Able to promote the warm, caring and friendly ethos of the school to pupils, parents and the public
  • Able to work under pressure, whilst remaining calm and patient
  • Confident to use your own initiative when required

What we can offer you?

  • An active school community with supportive parents
  • An award winning learning environment
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the sama passion for primary education.

Find out more

Our website www.robertfitzroyacademy.com is full of information about our school. We also have a very lively social media culture at the school which we would expect you to contribute to if you join us. You can see all our social media in one place on the Latest News tab on our website.


Key Dates

Closing date:                      12pm mid-day Monday 20th September

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response.

Therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Interviews:                         week commencing 27th September

Full details of the interview process will be emailed to successful candidates, please ensure we have the correct email address.

Previous applicants need not apply. We are unable to accept CV’s



Please send completed application forms marked Private and Confidential to:

Debbie Tapson – HR and Office Manager

The Robert Fitzroy Academy, 80 Brampton Road, Croydon, CR0 6JN


Alternatively you can email a signed copy of your completed application to [email protected], a signed copy of your application form will be required if you are successful. Please ensure you mark clearly on your application form which post you are applying for.


RFA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS disclosure check is required for this post. Applicants who have lived or worked overseas for more than six months in the last 10 years will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.


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80 Brampton Road, London, England CR0 6JN

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