Kelmscott is an equal opportunities employer. To view our Equal Opportunity Policy (.doc) and Prevention of Illegal Working document, click on the links above.

Kelmscott School is a highly ambitious school in the heart of East London. Waltham Forest (London Borough of Culture 2019) reaps the benefits of the character, diversity and cultures within our borough, the things we have in common and the things that make us different. Our school motto is ‘Putting Learning First’ something that we hold dear. We also have a yearly mantra which this year is ‘Work Hard Be Kind’. We hope this language gives you a good indication for what we value as a school. Teachers at our school are happy and as a result we have low staff turnover. Staff wellbeing and work life balance is a priority for us as we believe that our staff, work at their best when they are also able to commit fully to their family and personal lives. Behaviour of students at Kelmscott is exemplary. Our behaviour systems are designed to allow teachers to teach and our students to learn. Our classrooms are ‘disruption free’ something we would be happy to show you.


Ofsted have recently inspected the school and graded us as a good school. We are pleased that the inspection team were able to witness two very typically exciting and inspiring days here.



Our vision of teaching and learning at Kelmscott School is to ensure it provides the best possible opportunity for pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to reach their fullest potential.


Our school is on an exciting journey which we would love for you to be part of. We have what we believe to be a number of unique selling points that all our visitors experience first-hand when they come to our school. To get a flavour of these USPs, do have a look at our Twitter @KelmscottSchool.


As well as a supportive and friendly environment, Kelmscott offers a range of interesting employee benefits including:


  • Regular staff breakfast

  • Reduced gym membership at Walthamstow Leisure Centre

  • No staff meeting either side of a school holiday

  • Increased usage of live marking to manage teacher's workload


Required for September 2020

The Governors of Kelmscott School are seeking to appoint a highly enthusiastic colleague to join our thriving SEND department. The successful candidate will be a dynamic, inspirational and creative Teaching Assistant, who is able to provide high quality and varied support to a range of students, as well as motivate them and be a good team player.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain excellent career experience and be part of our exciting continued professional development programme, tailored to their specific needs.


Closing Date: Monday 1st June 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 8th June 2020.


Interviews will be held remotely via the zoom app.


Please note that if you do not receive a response within two weeks of the closing date that unfortunately you have not been shortlisted. CVS will not be accepted.

All completed applications should be returned to the school at the following address: 

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Kelmscott School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure, Child Protection screening and checks with past employers.  References will be taken up prior to interviews. Section 8 of the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 requires all employers in the United Kingdom to make basic document checks on every person they intend to employ.

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Kelmscott School, 245 Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, London E17 8DN

Contact us: Telephone 0208 521 2115  


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