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The Queen's C of E
Primary School


Three SEN Teaching Assistant vacancies for September 2020

We are seeking to fill a number of teaching assistant posts from September 2020.

Salaries will be on scale 4 of the National Joint Council pay spine for Outer London, on a term-time only
(39 weeks per year) and pro rata basis. 
Salaries given below are based on current rates, before implementation of any 2020 national pay settlement.

  • Post 1.  SEN support - Year 5 (32.75 hrs/week, £17,333 pa)
  • Post 2.  SEN support - Early Years (32.75 hrs/week, £17,333 pa)
  • Post 3.  SEN support - Early Years (10 hrs/week over 5 mornings, £5,292 pa)

It is essential that applicants have experience of working with children on the Autism spectrum.

The following would also be a distinct advantage:

  • Experience of SCERTS (although we can provide this for the right candidate) and/or ASD training  
  • Familiarity with social thinking strategies, emotional literacy and using zones of regulation

Start date:                                         2nd September 2020

Closing date for applications:      Friday 17th July at 12 noon

Interview dates:                              Monday 20th July – time to be specified upon shortlisting.


The Queen’s School is an oversubscribed two-form entry school in Kew.  The school is graded as Outstanding by OFSTED (2017) and SIAMS (2016).   We are looking for someone who has a positive, hardworking attitude, shows initiative, is proactive and demonstrates good communication skills.

“Pupils behave impeccably in and out of lessons.  They take care of one another and thrive on the responsibilities the school provides for them.”  (OFSTED 2017)

“The school goes to great lengths to integrate all children with Christian love and care.  They know ‘everyone has their own special talent’ and that teachers work hard to make their school ‘a unique and happy place’ offering exciting and creative opportunities.”  (SIAMS 2016)

Successful candidates will:

  • Have experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs, including children on the Autism Spectrum and/or with ADHD
  • Demonstrate a commitment towards raising standards within a school community
  • Have an understanding of numeracy skills and literacy in the primary curriculum
  • Positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children
  • Be able to deliver a range of intervention programmes
  • Be creative and enjoy making their interventions fun in order to inspire, motivate, engage and enthuse our pupils to love learning and aspire for great things
  • Be a proactive team player with good communication skills
  • Have a positive hardworking attitude, show initiative, be proactive and demonstrates good communication skills.
  • Have a range of nurturing, effective positive behaviour management skills that understand behaviour as a form of communication
  • Be willing to contribute to the broader life of the school community 
  • Have a commitment to the school’s Christian values of Love, Compassion and Respect.

We can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, considerate pupils who are keen to learn
  • A friendly, welcoming school with hard working and dedicated staff
  • Opportunities for professional development
  • A well-resourced learning environment
  • Visits are warmly welcomed; please contact the school office to arrange this.  

We particularly welcome applications from Black and Minority Ethnic candidates, as we are aware that these groups are under-represented in our workforce at present.

Applications must be submitted on the school's application form, which can be downloaded below, and which must be fully completed.  CVs will not be accepted.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced disclosure from the DBS is essential. Two references from recent employers and a full document check are also required. Any offer of a job will be subject to all these aspects being fulfilled completely.