EAL LSA (full time/permanent/term time only)
(Start September 2024)

Salary: Grade 3 Scale 5-7

Elmwood Junior School is a popular community school looking to recruit a passionate and dedicated EAL LSA to join our team in September.

We are a dynamic and creative multicultural 4 form entry Junior School in the heart of Croydon. We are looking for a fantastic professional who can enable new entrants to the school and country to settle into Elmwood as quickly and positively as possible. This will involve planning, teaching and assessing EAL throughout the school, enabling access to the curriculum for all pupils.

Our vision is ambitious for every child at Elmwood Juniors. We work hard to nurture and support every child’s development so that they grow into confident, creative and compassionate individuals not only equipped to handle their future academic career, but be instilled with values that encourage children to make genuine contributions to making a better world for their families, our community, this city and even the nation.
We offer excellent working conditions with key benefits that include:

• A friendly, dedicated staff team who believe in teamwork and building positive relationships across the school and local community
• Cycle to Work scheme
• Full time School Counsellor
• Staff car park on site
• A strong focus on the professional development of all staff within our school

Completed applications should be sent to:

Only those shortlisted for interview will be contacted. References will be requested for those shortlisted only and prior to interview. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online searches will be completed as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates, searching online content that is publicly available for inappropriate online content that may suggest that a shortlisted candidate may not be suitable to work with children, or that may harm the reputation of the school. If any issues of concern come up in online searches, shortlisted candidates will have an opportunity to address these at interview. An Enhanced DBS certificate will be required on provisional offer, including a check of the Children’s Barred List. Further vetting checks, in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023 will be completed following a provisional offer of appointment. Where applicable, if an applicant with a provisional offer of employment has lived and/or worked outside the UK, they will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct

In line with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data. The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DFE. For further information on who we share data with please see our website for our Data Protection Policy and Privacy Notice for Applicants.

Please click on the link below to view our recent Ofsted report: 50216975 (

Closing date – 22.04.24
Shortlisting – 25.04.24
Interviews – 02.05.24

Download the Application Pack here