September 23, 2022
Short Summary
We have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant to work in our Autistic Resource Centre and also in our Centre for students with physical disabilities at Springwest Academy.
£21,103 (Scale 5 Point 11 of the support staff pay scale)
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
October 06, 2022


35 hours per week / 39 weeks per year – term time only

We have a vacancy for a Teaching Assistant to work in our Autistic Resource Centre and also in our Centre for students with physical disabilities at Springwest Academy, Feltham, West London. You will support students within a mainstream setting and within the centres. We would like to encourage people who may be considering a career in teaching. We would also welcome applications from candidates with relevant experience.

You will work with the students in a variety of ways, supporting them in mainstream classrooms, in withdrawal situations and during unstructured time – breaks and lunchtimes. The successful candidate will need to be flexible and able to adapt to work with students with a range of special educational needs throughout the school.

An understanding of the range of special educational needs that face young people is essential. Experience of working with young people with additional needs is desirable and a willingness to undertake specific training will be required including manual handling. A good induction programme is in place and you will join a large existing team of dedicated professionals.

Here at Springwest Academy, part of Tudor Park Education Trust, we’re always seeking to better our best. We strive to provide outstanding teaching and abundant opportunities in a wonderfully diverse and compassionate community.

We lead by example, providing the inspiration and encouragement needed to nurture fledgling aspirations, confidence and motivation. There is a culture of working together with an At Springwest West approach to everything we do. Students can focus on making strong progress in a safe and happy environment because they know this is how we do it here. Our most recent Section 8 Ofsted inspection (Jan 2018) confirmed that we are on our journey to outstanding.

Springwest is located on a large green site less than 30 minutes from Waterloo and only seven minutes’ walk from Feltham station. With easy access to the M3 and M4 we are also well located for staff looking to live outside of central London.

Tudor Park Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children 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.

The application form can also be downloaded from the vacancies section of the Springwest website:

Please contact Penny Davies for any information you need – by telephone on 0208 831 3007 or by email at

Closing date: 9am, 6 October 2022.

Interviews: According to application.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice -of-offenders-act-1974.

Under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016, the Public Sector fluency duty requires state funded schools to ensure candidates for their customer facing roles have the necessary standard of spoken English (or English or Welsh in Wales). A teaching assistant is required to communicate with pupils to support their learning and therefore the person appointed to this post should have fluent spoken English.

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