• Tower Hamlets
  • Contract
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Primary
  • 70 - 80 per day

Athona Education is working with a primary school in Tower Hamlets, which has a vacancy for a teaching assistant to start in September.

Positioned at the heart of the community and with a good reputation locally. Two form entry, the school is led by an experienced and established Headteacher with a supportive senior management team.

The role:

The school is seeking a full-time, experienced Teaching Assistant to join the team to work in a Year 4 class(there may be some flexibility in the year group). You will be working alongside a very good teacher and will be a general Teaching Assistant, including one: one work, setting up of lessons and activities, reading with children, working with small groups, etc. There may be some working with special needs(SEND). The teacher has requested a team member who is able to follow instructions carefully but who is also able to use their initiative.

The role is due to last for the whole of the academic year, until July 2020.


The school is looking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to start in September. They require a Teaching Assistant who matches the following criteria:

  • Experience working as a Teaching Assistant in a primary school in the UK
  • Someone who is confident, flexible and adaptable, with a can-do approach
  • Has a cheerful outlook and a good sense of humour and who can support the teacher fully
  • A determination to help pupils reach their full potential
  • A high standard of spoken and written English(a Portuguese speaker would be useful).

Benefits of working at this school:

  • Lovely working environment
  • Working with a great classroom teacher
  • Potential for teacher training (the school have done this in previously, for exceptional candidates)

Athona Education is an established, specialist school staffing agency and we take great pride in the care and support we offer our schools and candidates. When working with Athona Education, you will receive:

  • Competitive rates of pay
  • Professional support from a team of dedicated consultants, with a number being qualified teachers
  • In-house, free CPD training
  • Access to jobs in some of the best schools in London

What to do next:

Like the look of this opportunity and do you have the skills and experience detailed above? If so, then please contact us for more details as soon as possible.

Not the right role for you, but you know of someone who would be a perfect match? If you refer someone to Athona Education who goes on to work for us, we will reward you! Please speak to us for details.

Please note: In accordance with the DfE statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ all candidates must have a current Enhanced DBS Disclosure to work in a school or nursery. If a valid subscription to the DBS Update Service is not held we will require you to complete a new DBS application.

  • Job Reference: AM0208