Davidson Primary Academy

18 Dec 2019

Teaching Assistant Vacancy – Deadline for applications is 31st January 2020


Job Advertisement

Para Professional (Teaching Assistant)

Are you an outstanding Para Professional/Teaching Assistant?  Or have the potential to be outstanding?  Are you looking to start or continue your career in a thriving school that will provide you with continuous professional development, challenge and support?

Davidson Primary Academy is a vibrant, two-form entry primary school located in Croydon, which opened as a sponsored academy in April 2016. There have been many positive changes made to the Academy since academisation in 2016.  In January 2019 the Academy was graded ‘Good’, Ofsted recognised staff have high expectations, pupils respond well, they have strong relationships with their teachers and are aspirational for their futures. We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful. The academy is surrounded by large grounds and benefits from a spacious and attractive site with a good deal of green space which enables us to take our learning outside, including through Forest School sessions.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for an experienced Para Professional/Teaching Assistant to join a highly successful team at Davidson Primary Academy to support the teaching staff in raising quality and standards, ensuring that all pupils reach their full potential.

We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful.

We are seeking a Para Professional (Teaching Assistant) to assist a class teacher in carrying out all class functions in additional to carrying out education and personal programmes that help our learners reach their full potential.

To be successful you will:

  • have experience of working in primary school settings
  • have Teaching Assistant qualifications or equivalent
  • be passionate and dynamic about children’s learning;
  • be enthusiastic about helping young people to success;
  • be flexible, calm, patient and empathic;
  • be hardworking, reliable, committed team player;
  • have the ability to form strong professional relationships with young people;
  • be ambitious and have the energy and creativity to make a significant contribution to the whole school.

Chancery Education Trust offers huge professional development prospects across all the Chancery Education Trust Academy sites.

Working for Chancery Education Trust, means you can be assured that you will be contributing to our mission to enable every child to achieve their best. All our academies work collaboratively to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on teaching and learning. As a Chancery Education Trust employee, you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD to enhance your professional growth.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please contact the school office on 020 8654 1460 or email office@davidsonprimary.com to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

To apply for this position please download an Application Form from either www.davidsonprimary.com website, Croydon Council school vacancy site www.croydon.gov.uk/jobsatcroydon/search-jobs or via the Chancery Education Trust website  http://www.chanceryeducation.com/vacancies/.

Chancery Education Trust) is committed to providing an education and environment, which offers equality in opportunities and freedom from discrimination.  We believe that all pupils and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstances. We are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and co-operation.

Chancery Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. 


Phase Primary
Academy/School Davidson Primary Academy (Part of the Chancery Education Trust)
Type of Position Para Professional/Teaching Assistant
Salary Range Hours: 30 hours per week

Salary: £20,797 FTE (Actual £14,825)

Employment Type Permanent
Full-Time/Part-Time Term time – including Inset/Training Days (39 working weeks)
Interview Date TBC
Closing Date 31st January 2020
Start Date As soon as possible (Subject to Enhanced DBS checks/references)


Click here to download the PDF Para Professional-Teaching Assistant Advert

Click here to download the Para Professional-Teaching Assistant Job Description & Person Specification

Click here to download the application form Part A

Click here to download the application form Part B



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