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Coppice Primary School

Sector: Childcare, Teaching, Teaching Assistant

Qualification: Teaching assistant (Level 3)

Location: Chigwell

Employer Description

Coppice Primary School’s aim is to provide a cooperative learning community where all achievements are celebrated and valued. Our motto, “Aspire, Believe, Achieve” is reflected in our passion for learning and enjoyment, ensuring every child receives high-quality learning opportunities in English and Mathematics and that expertise in primary teaching and learning is nurtured and grown in all subject areas.  Resident specialists in Art, Computing, Music, and PE offer Coppice children the opportunity to achieve their full potential in the full range of the primary curriculum.

All our staff and governors are an enthusiastic, dedicated team of people who are committed to striving to achieve the very best for each and every child within our care.

Coppice Primary School is a school that lies at the heart of the community, where the children’s learning is paramount, and the learning of the whole school community is highly valued and encouraged. There are high expectations of staff as well as pupils, and a continual striving for excellence.

Vacancy Description

Vacancy Description:

  • Supervise and provide support and guidance for pupils.
  • Working with individuals or small groups of children under the direction of teaching staff.
  • Establish and maintain a positive relationship with pupils.
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and help to develop pupils competence and independence in its use.
  • Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers.
  • Provide feedback to pupils in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of children with special needs within the classroom ensuring access to lessons and their content through appropriate clarification, explanation and resources
  • To respect confidentiality at all times.
  • Attend relevant school meetings as required.
  • Assist with escorting pupils on educational visits.
  • To attend to pupils personal needs including help with social, welfare and health matters, including minor first aid.

Desired skills/ Personal qualities:

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Be professional when dealing with parents and school visitors
  • Good communication and telephone skills
  • Ability to use own initiative and work well within a team.
  • Attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal English
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Be diligent and consistently follow safeguarding procedures 
  • Willingness to learn
  • Responsible
  • Patient
  • Tidy
  • Well Organised
  • Friendly.
  • Compassionate
  • Well mannered
  • Well-spoken
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately

Working Week:

  • 36 hours per week
  • 8.45 – 4:45pm
  • Monday-Friday
  • 30min lunch break
  • 20% time for studying (TBC)
  • Term time only


  • National Living/Minimum Wage Depending on Age


Teaching Assistant Level 3

English and Maths Functional Skills (If Required)

Course Duration

18 Months

Desired Skills


Working Week

Monday - Friday / 8.45 – 4:45pm

36 hours


£10,004.80 per year

Future Prospects

Potential offer of a permanent position for the right candidate.


Salary will be National Living/Minimum Wage Depending on Age You will be expected to be flexible and provide support across the team when needed. This may include supporting meal times for the children.

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