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Thank you for your interest in joining Seven Sisters Primary School. 


1:1 Support Assistants (Scale 4)

Seven Sisters Primary School

Fixed Term (for length of time the child attends our school)


Are you passionate and enthusiastic about learning? Are you committed to supporting and nurturing children, so they are able to reach their full potential? If so, we want to hear from you!


Seven Sisters is a wonderful community school that celebrates its diverse population. We are looking for outstanding individuals to be a role models to our children by sharing our vision, ‘Empowering Learners; Unlocking the future’.


At Seven Sisters Primary School we are seeking to appoint confident and approachable individuals to join our team of Teaching Assistants.


Your main duties will be to contribute to raising standards at the school by supporting and empowering our pupils in their learning environment. Your role will be to provide one-to-one support for pupils across the school with a range of needs. Additional responsibilities will include playground duties and assisting on school trips and outings.


We offer –

  • A friendly and welcoming working environment
  • Supportive and friendly team of school leaders, teaching staff and governors
  • Lovely pupils who really want to learn and succeed.
  • A commitment to develop all staff as necessary, in order to complete your role to the highest standard and in line with current legislation
  • Manageable workloads and achievable deadlines


We need you to –

  • Have experience of working with children who have a range of needs including, ASD, SEMH, Speech and Language and Behaviour.
  • Be committed to the safeguarding of pupils at the school
  • Be dedicated to supporting our school ethos and values
  • Show empathy and understanding for the wide range of our children’s needs
  • Hold a GCSE (or equivalent certificate) in both English and Maths
  • Have experience of working in a school and working with children 1:1
  • Demonstrate patience, adaptability and flexibility in your work practice
  • To be able to foster supportive relationships with our school community


If you would like more information about the role, would like to visit the school or request an application pack, please email  jgriffin19.309@lgflmail.


The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

These posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Closing date: Midday on Friday 7th June 2019



The following information details voluntary and work experience opportunities we offer during the school term.



At Seven Sisters Primary School we offer short term voluntary opportunities for people who want to get back into work and parents of children in the school, who want to support the school by becoming a volunteer.


As volunteering provides good experience for future job opportunities and career development, we aim to accommodate for this – from opportunities to help in the school library to supporting group activities in the classroom.


A few benefits of volunteering:

  • Support your child's learning 
  • Give something back to the community
  • Gain experience and learn new skills for further learning and career prospects
  • Gain confidence, knowledge and understanding
  • Socialise, meet new people and make friends
  • Reduce stress and get active
  • Be a positive role model for your child


Volunteer positions are limited and subject to availability.  If you would like to find out more information or apply, please speak to a member of staff in the school office or email,




Here at Seven Sisters Primary School we work with local Secondary schools and Colleges, through Haringey Council, to provide work experience for Year 10 to Year 13 students.  Students are able to experience careers in education or attend the school as part of development for their course.


Work experience is a good way to increase potential career prospects as you can gain insight into roles and responsibilities.  You can get a true feel of everyday work to support your education studies.


A few benefits of work experience:

  • Stand out from other prospective candidates in the job market
  • Gain confidence and knowledge of a profession
  • Develop new skills and hands-on experience
  • Find out if you are suited to a job 
  • Demonstrate to others how you can contribute to the work environment
  • An opportunity to speak to people in your planned profession and ask questions
  • Get used to the world of work and an understanding of what will be expected of you


Secondary school and College students can apply for work experience placements here by contacting the school directly or through their own school/college human resources department.


Work experience positions are limited and subject to availability.  If you would like to find out more information or apply, please email your interest to, for the attention of Jeanette Allen (Deputy Head Teacher).




We also work in partnership with universities across London, including Kingston University and Middlesex University, to provide teacher training as part of education qualifications and degrees.  Trainee Teachers can gain experience to support their BA and PGCE studies.


In addition, we support adults who we are at University on degree courses related to teaching.