Forestdale Primary School


Forestdale is a successful and popular two form entry primary school located in a residential area of South Croydon, with superb outside facilities and good transport links nearby. Forestdale has a reputation for high standards and a sense of community.

Teaching Assistant

Job Description

Application Form

Location:                        Pixton Way, Croydon CR0 9JE

Division:                         Schools

Salary:                           Grade 3 point 5-7 £27,030-£27,855 (FTE per annum, pro rata for part-time)

 Position Type:                 Permanent

Contract Type:                 Part-time

Number of Hours:             17½ hours per week (mornings), term time (including Inset Days)

Start Date:                      June 2024 (or as soon as possible)

Application Closing Date:   Wednesday 12th June 2024 at 12 noon

Interview Date:                Monday 17th June 2024

We are looking for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our dedicated and happy team, to work closely alongside the Class Teacher to provide differentiated programmes of work for groups and individual children with barriers to learning. Ideally we would like someone with experience in upper Key Stage 2.

Application forms with a supporting statement should be submitted to Mrs S Gardner, School Business Manager via email to, , or post by Midday (12 noon) on Wednesday 12th June 2024.                                                

Interviews and lesson observations will be held on Monday 17th June 2024.


Forestdale is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The school is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  

Our safeguarding policy can be found: Forestdale Safeguarding_Policy_2023

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 , shortlisted candidates will be required to complete and return a self-disclosure declaration.

The school is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  Any offer of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, employments checks and valid qualifications.   Please ensure you have read our Privacy Notice.

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