Job Details

Job Title

Teaching Assistant – Twyford CE High School

Job reference

Date posted


Application closing date


Job type

Professional and support roles, SEN Teaching Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Teaching/learning support

Contract type

Fixed term


Salary package

£24,893 (Grade 5, Scale point 12 - £15)

Job description

Twyford Church of England High School, Acton, London W3 9PP is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant

Start date: 28th August 2024

One-year contract (with potential to extend thereafter)

Salary: Grade 5, £24,893

Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Term Time Only


We are looking to appoint a committed professional to the role of Teaching Assistant at Twyford Church of England High School. Twyford Church of England High School, the founding school in the Twyford CE Academies Trust, is a secondary school for pupils aged 11-18 in Acton, West London.  The school has an excellent reputation and is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted (October 23). The Twyford CE Academies Trust is the top performing Multi-Academy Trust (MAT) in the country for pupil progress.

Teaching Assistants are required to support EHCP students in Years 7 – 13.

All applications are welcome, however these roles may particularly suit graduates who are considering a career in teaching. Teach West London (the Teaching School Hub for the four boroughs of Ealing, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow) is part of Twyford CofE Academies Trust and we are therefore extremely experienced in supporting those who wish to enter into Initial Teaching Training (ITT).

A salaried stepping stone for aspiring teachers

A graduate Teaching Assistant role is perfect for aspiring teachers – gain the experience you need to apply for teacher training, whilst earning a salary.

 As a Lead Partner to Teach West London, you could even complete your teacher training at Twyford CofE High School once you are ready to do so. Click here to find out more.

These roles may also suit graduates hoping to progress to Educational Psychologist or Speech and Language Therapist. 

Successful Candidates will have:

  • *A sensible and proactive attitude, with the ability to be flexible, reflective and solution centric.
  • *A commitment to the ethos of the school


 We offer:

  • *Excellent relationships within a strong team
  • *On-the-job learning and development opportunities
  • *Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme


If you are a graduate aspiring to teach, we can offer:

  • *Opportunity for a one-to-one meeting with a member of Teach West London’s initial teacher training team to offer you bespoke career support.
  • *Opportunity to work in KS3 and KS4 classrooms to provide you with a range of experience.
  • *Opportunity to work closely with the subject you aspire to train to teach in, allowing you to develop the necessary subject knowledge and familiarity with subject’s pedagogical approaches.

Twyford CE Academies Trust

The Twyford Trust comprises four schools in the London Borough of Ealing.  The Trust was established in October 2011 to enable an existing School, Twyford CE High School, to build on its successes and look outward to the large number of parents who were eager to become part of its community.  The Twyford Trust aims to deliver outstanding education in a comprehensive school setting, and embraces the Twyford School motto ‘Life in all its fullness’, encouraging students to use their individual gifts wisely and well.  Supported by the London Diocesan Board for Schools (LDBS), the Trust is the overarching organisation which provides support for all Trust schools.  The Trust has a highly evolved common curriculum which has been devised by staff within the four schools. The Trust is also the hub of Teach West London and prides itself on the standards of peer-led CPD within a dynamic culture of self-improvement.


How to apply

Please follow the link to apply on our Vacancies page

‘The school reserves the right to research shortlisted candidates on social media platforms and the internet, and the recruitment panel may take this information into consideration during the recruitment process’.

The Twyford Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undergo the child protection screening appropriate to the post, including an enhanced disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and references from previous employers.  For more information about the DBS please see


The post-holder will also be expected to read and adhere to the Trust’s Child Protection Policy, and any other Safeguarding documents stated within this.


Closing date: Midnight Sunday 7th July 2024

Interview date: TBC – Week Commencing 8th July 2024

Twyford Church of England High School Acton London W3 9PP

Tel No : 02087520141

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