Secondary Teaching Assistant

We seek to appoint a positive and energetic graduate Teaching Assistant to join our Secondary phase. This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact on the quality of teaching and learning across the Academy.  The Teaching Assistant is responsible to the SENDCo for supporting pupils within classrooms, supporting the class teacher and supporting the work of the Academy.

Role: Secondary Teaching Assistant

Required: Immediate Start

Salary: Scale 3, Spinal Column Points 7 - 10: £21,270 - £22,395 per annum (Pro Rata £18,623 - £19,608)

Contract Type: Permanent, Term Time only

Working Hours: 36 hours per week, 8:20am - 4:20pm with a 50 minute lunch break

(25minutes of one lunch break per week will be used to do a lunchtime club)

Location: Blackheath, London (London Borough of Lewisham)

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 24th October 2018            


This role offers an exciting prospect for a candidate to take full advantage of the unique opportunities that our all-through Academy brings.

St Matthew Academy is a diverse, vibrant Catholic all-through school for girls and boys aged 3 to 16, where there are high expectations for everyone in our community.  At St Matthew Academy our school motto is ‘let your light shine’ and we ensure that we live this vision every day at the Academy by encouraging, promoting and celebrating success with all of our pupils in everything that they do. Our Academy is situated between Blackheath and Lewisham in South East London, benefitting from excellent public transport and road links to all parts of London and Kent. Our magnificent buildings offer state of the art resources and the latest technology. Our primary and secondary phases are situated on one site allowing a truly unique all through setting with opportunities for transition, collegiate working and subject development.

The successful candidate will be in sympathy with our Catholic ethos, passionate about enabling every child to exceed expectation, well organised and able to support teaching. Candidates who have extremely high expectations for themselves, pupils and staff; engage pupils with their enthusiasm for learning and keen to take a full and active role in the life of the school are strongly encouraged to apply.

We Offer:

  • Fantastic pupils with enormous potential
  • Staff who are supportive towards each other and enjoy working collaboratively with one another
  • A personalised programme of professional development and coaching for teachers and support staff
  • Strong links with our outstanding partner schools, giving opportunities for unrivalled promotion, collaboration and CPD
  • A fully equipped gym and fitness suite that is well used and free for staff
  • Season Ticket Loan, Childcare Vouchers, a Cycle-to-Work Scheme and Tech Scheme

To apply please complete an application form and monitoring form, and return it to (CVs are not accepted).

Closing Date: 9am, Wednesday 24th October 2018