Job Details

Job Title

Teaching Assistant – Cranford Community College

Job reference

Date posted


Application closing date


Job type

Class Teacher, Class Teacher, Teaching Assistant, Teaching roles

Contract type



Teaching Assistant

Salary package

£25,670 - £27,282

Job description

Teaching Assistant

Scale 5, Points 11 – 15 (£25,670 – £27,282 pro-rata)

36 hours per week / 39 weeks per year

Commencing as soon as possible  


Cranford Community College is a popular, friendly and vibrant secondary academy in West London.

This is an opportunity for the right person to join a team of experienced, successful and highly supportive support staff working in a high-quality well-resourced environment. Full training and induction will be provided to the successful candidate.

We are looking to expand our team of permanent Teaching Assistants at this successful and thriving community school to work within the Special Education Needs & Disabilities (SEND) department. These posts are intended for suitable applicants with appropriate experience of working with young people in the field of education or other related sectors and with the qualifications and/or skills to support learning. The role involves working alongside teachers, leading and supporting with small group interventions and in-class support for targeted students or groups of students on the SEND register.

We welcome graduates who may be considering teaching as a career.  Cranford Community College is a School Direct Lead School with well-established progression routes whereby successful Teaching Assistants may embark upon teacher training programmes within the school.  We also have an SEN unit for students with ASD.


Benefits of working at Cranford

  • *Making a real difference to young people’s lives and prospects
  • *Generous Conditions of Service
  • *Optional Free (Paid by the trust) Healthcare Cash Plans (taxed)
  • *A programme of amazing extra-curricular and international visits and exchanges
  • *Annual Professional Development Conversations
  • *Exceptional professional development and career progression
  • *Laptop for all staff
  • *A range of staff sporting and social activities
  • *Workload reducing initiatives
  • *Family friendly policies
  • *Staff garden


We have:

* Good transport links – The Elizabeth line and the Piccadilly line are short bus rides away

* Close proximity to the A4, M4 & M25 with free parking on site for all staff


Teaching Assistants must demonstrate a willingness to become experts in a particular field and share that expertise with staff, students and families. The main spheres of interest currently include Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Social Emotional and Mental Health needs (SEMH) and English as an Additional Language (EAL).  Experience working with any of these groups would be desirable but is not essential.

Excellent literacy and numeracy skills are an essential requirement.  A commitment to further training and a willingness to gain further qualifications (in work and in own time) is an essential prerequisite for any applicant.


What you can offer:

  • *Have experience of working with young people in a school or similar setting
  • *A passion for supporting young people to be the best they can be
  • *An ability to build positive relationships with children and adults
  • *Strong organisation skills and an ability to maintain accurate and appropriate records
  • *A calm, supportive manner and a willingness to be adaptable
  • *Delivering first class support and supervision for young people’s independent study
  • *Be able to develop excellent relationships with students and to motivate them to overcome barriers to learning


How to apply: 

An application form can be found on our website under jobs and opportunities – ‘Associate staff Application Form’, Interested applicants should complete the application and email it to

We will contact suitable applicants as they apply and before the closing date. Please ensure you fill in all the fields on the application form. Please visit our website for more information about the academy.

The academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers must share this commitment therefore all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checking.


Closing date: Monday 8 July 2024   




High Street Hounslow TW5 9PD

Tel No : 02088972001

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