Teaching Assistant (Primary) (Perm + Part Time)

Salary information: Scale Point 5 - £27,687- pro rated for FTE & 41 weeks
Start date: ASAP
Location: London - Stratford, Newham
Contract type: One Permanent & One Part time - 3 days a week -Term time: 39 + 2 weeks


Primary Teaching Assistant at School 21 will play a central role in establishing and maintaining the culture and ethos of the school. In all your interactions with pupils, teachers and parents you will display the highest levels of professionalism, efficiency and empathy. You will go the extra mile for pupils who face particularly chaotic lifestyles. You will take responsibility for ensuring effective systems are maintained for the behaviour monitoring and tracking of all pupils in order to ensure that exceptional progress is made by all pupils.

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be part of something special and to make a real difference.  We give our Teaching assistants the chance to be creative, collaborative and develop skills, passions and attributes in all children.   We are building a great team of people who are innovative, practical and determined to deliver for our children.

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience of supporting secondary students as well. 

  • Supporting and managing learning opportunities for pupils across the Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and 2) and lower Key Stage 2 (Year 3 and 4)
  • Liaising with members of teaching staff to ensure all pupils make exceptional progress
  • Developing literacy strategies with the teaching staff
  • Liaising with outside agencies to ensure all pupils make exceptional progress
  • Liaising closely with parents

This role will be right for you if you have:

  • A passion for working with children
  •  A good understanding of how to monitor and track the progress of students
  • A good understanding of how you, as an adult, can create a culture of high expectations
  • An understanding of the complex lives some students lead
  • A good understanding of safeguarding issues
  • A good understanding of first aid (desirable)
  • A knowledge of child learning processes and development stages
  • Awareness of the implications of equal opportunities on educational practice

As we are an all-through school you will be part of a team across the whole 4 to 18 school.  Although you will be based in the secondary school there will be many opportunities to share practice.  And of course the whole team will be united in the view that all children can succeed.


  • 4 to 18 mixed, inclusive school in the heart of Stratford, Newham
  • Cutting edge pedagogy and curriculum

For more information please see the candidate information pack, or visit or e-mail Sakshi Saxena at [email protected].

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


How to apply

Please visit the careers page and apply online.

Closing date

March 11, 2024




We value a culture which supports and develops all our people, where people come, stay and flourish.

The qualities we look for in our staff are reflected in our values and we look for people who are passionate about our mission and are keen to collaborate to ensure the best possible outcome for our students, families and communities.

We look to create an enabling, engaging, psychologically safe and collaborative culture and look to recruit staff of all levels and backgrounds.


Staff wellbeing is at the heart of our values

We are proud to offer family friendly policies including flexible working, shared parental and adoption leave plus a maternity return to work programme

We are passionate about supporting our staff through our Menopause policy

We offer 26 days annual leave for our full time staff which rises to 28 days after 3 years of service and 31 days after 5 years’ service

Free 24/7 counselling, legal and information line

Online Healthy living and financial support portal

Lifestyle discounts to High Street shops, restaurants etc

Free online monthly Yoga classes

Free Flu vaccinations (if you are not eligible via the NHS)


We believe passionately about high quality CPD

Access to Big Education leadership courses Big 8 and Big Leadership Adventure

Access to our CPD hub for online courses

We support external study routes linked to your role

All staff annual Inset day

We are proud to be a London living wage employer

Health & Financial Wellbeing

Reducing financial stress

You’re entitled to the scheme from day one, helping you plan for the future

  • Big Education contributes to your pension
  • Tax efficient savings
  • Protection for your family
  • Flexible retirement

Electric car scheme, to help reduce our carbon footprint

Cycle to work scheme

Interest free travel season ticket loan

My Gym and My Active discount schemes

Technology IT scheme

Free mindfulness Headspace app

Free Will writing

Staff Discounts

Values in action

Passionate about our commitment to Climate & Sustainability

We encourage both pupils and staff to think about the environment and how their actions will impact upon their local surroundings, as well as the global environment.

Workplace Diversity and Inclusion

We create a working environment in which all individuals are able to make best use of their skills, free from discrimination or harassment, and in which all decisions are based on merit.

We are committed to supporting our staff and applicants to be their authentic selves in the workplace without judgement and ensuring that diverse communities are celebrated.

Community Engagement

Join us in making a positive impact on society through our school community engagement initiatives. Check out our school websites and socials for details!