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EYFS Learning Teaching Assistant

Salary :Competitive
Location Walthamstow
Interview TBC
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This is a {Advertised Permanent / Temporary}, {Advertised Full Time / Part Time} vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Whittingham Primary Academy is a happy and successful two-form entry primary school located in Walthamstow, East London. The school caters for 3–11-year-olds with currently 435 pupils on roll supported by over 50 staff. 


Whittingham Primary Academy is part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. 


We have a vibrant community with over 17 different ethnic backgrounds represented. We have the highest expectations and aspirations for all our pupils. Being a vibrant and exciting learning community, our commitment to a brighter future for all our pupils, has resulted in high attainment and ongoing success. At Whittingham Primary Academy, we have a vision of passion and commitment to achieve excellence through outstanding practice and high expectations for both pupils and staff. These values are embedded in everything we do. 

Role: Learning Teaching Assistant (EYFS)

Location: Walthamstow

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Full time, Fixed Term until August 2023

Start date: ASAP

Closing Date:06 December 2022

Interviews: TBC


The role


Whittingham Primary Academy is part of the East London Cluster of schools under United Learning trust. The school therefore benefits from a wealth of support and resources to enable staff development. The school is passionate and driven to maximise pupil outcomes. The vacancy represents an exciting opportunity to join an ambitious organisation that works within the nationally renowned United Learning Trust. We would welcome applications from candidates who are eager to play an important role in the future of our school.


We are looking to appoint a strong, enthusiastic, committed and creative Learning Teaching Assistant (LTA) to work with children with a range of abilities including those with an Educational, Health and Care Plan.  All of our LTAs are expected to be flexible in their approach by enhancing teaching and learning, and pastoral care through various ways.


The successful candidate will work closely with the class teacher, Phase Lead and SENCO, and should have good literacy, numeracy skills and a professional approach to provide support to our teachers and students in the classroom, covering a variety of learning activities. Candidates must also be able to use their own initiatives and have a good standard of spoken and written English. They must have proven experience in a school setting working with primary age group children.


You will also provide support to the wider school and as an integral member of the Learning & Teaching team. You will be part of the planning and development meetings each week and required to provide class cover when needed. The ideal candidate will relish the challenge of working in a fast paced environment. They will be highly committed and unwavering in their desire to make a real difference to the lives of young people.


Further information about our school can be found on our website and visits to our school are warmly welcomed – You can book a visit by emailing the school office:  or calling the school on 020 8523 3228

Whittingham Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

We are part of United Learning, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment to bringing out the best in everyone. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole.  We always appoint on merit. We are open to discussing flexible working options.

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