Job Vacancies

Teaching Assistant

Salary:  £16,030 p/a

Hours: 8.45am to 3.45pm

30 hours per week, term time only (40 weeks).

We are looking to recruit a capable, caring, hard working Teaching Assistant to the school from 1st November 2018. If you love children, are a strong team player and have excellent interpersonal skills, please apply.

Please complete the application form with reference to the job description and person specification.  CVs and letters of application will not be accepted.   The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 15th October at 12pm. These should be sent by email to or by post to the school. Interviews will be held on Thursday 18th October.

Coldfall Primary School is committed to the safeguarding of all our children and staff.  The position is subject to the completion of a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.



IT Apprentice

Salary Details: 

£6.00 per hour (52 weeks)

Apprenticeship Reference: 


Posted on: 

Monday, 10 September, 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 4 November 2018

Coldfall Primary School’s overall effectiveness was rated as “outstanding” by Ofsted’s last report in 2014.  As well as being highly committed to developing the minds of it’s students Coldfall is keen to develop a pool of fresh talent by offering apprenticeships to people who are just as committed to the schools vision and aims.  The school are investing 15k in training costs for the right person and it is a fantastic opportunity to gain this valuable qualification whilst developing practical skills and experience working with professional school staff.

The successful candidate will attend classes at London Vesta College in central London once a fortnight for the first six months of the apprenticeship and weekly thereafter.  The role is expected to last 12-15 months.

Hours: Up to 30 per week.  8.30am to 3.30pm (1 hour lunch break)

Holiday entitlement: 26 days paid per year. (These can only be taken during school holidays)

Responsible to: SBM, School Network Technician


Main Purpose of the Role

To learn how to be and become an effective school IT network technician. Working as part of the IT team under the direct instruction of the school’s network technician. Ensuring that all IT hardware, software and network is in satisfactory working order to enable all IT provision including teaching and learning to take place effectively. Candidates will also be willing to carry out other duties that support the teaching and learning in the school, and to be part of the school life.  To work within the framework of the school’s policies and ethos, and contribute to the development of the whole school.

Main duties

These are the main duties that the IT technician will learn how to do:

  • Troubleshooting PC errors, hardware faults, audio/ visual issues
  • Interactive Whiteboard and projector set up, maintenance and troubleshooting
  • Software installations
  • Hardware installations
  • Setting up and running of AV equipment for assemblies and meetings
  • Learning how to Network and maintain LAN printers, and troubleshoot them
  • Maintaining Active Directory
  • Learning about backup processes
  • Maintaining Asset Registers and booking forms for audit purposes
  • I Pad Networking using Mobile Device Management
  • Wi-Fi monitoring and testing
  • RDP technical support
  • Repairing equipment with the use of solder e.g. headphones, amplifiers etc
  • Implementing new technological initiatives
  • Following GDPR protocols, and helping to maintain the schools GDPR integrity


Candidate Specification

  • Haringey resident, school leaver or care leaver
  • Candidates must show a willingness and ability to learn
  • Reflect on and develop one’s practice and attend relevant training sessions
  • Be enthusiastic, inquisitive and proactive
  • Enjoy working in a school environment with children and staff



  • GCSE Maths and English (C/4 or above) preferable but level 2 functional skills may also be considered



  • Good communication skills – orally and written
  • Good basic numeracy
  • A basic knowledge, enthusiasm and interest in IT
  • Ability to relate well to adults and children
  • Ability to take initiative and responsibility


Commitment to:

  • Reflect on and develop one’s practice and attend relevant training sessions
  • Act as an exemplary role model in terms of behaviour, language and professionalism
  • Equal opportunities and inclusion
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality
  • Team work
  • Becoming an active member of the school and participating in events
  • Full implementation and support of all school policies and procedures
  • Safeguarding children’s welfareAll posts in school are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). You must disclose any criminal convictions found against you in section 10 of the application form (see guidance notes).  Successful applicants will need to undertake a full, enhanced DBS check.


Please note applications are only open to those who are either a Haringey resident, attended a Haringey school, or are a care leaver from the borough.  If you are still interested in being considered for the role please email your CV along with a covering email explaining how you believe you meet all the necessary criteria to

Support with your application is available by registering with the Haringey Employment & Skills Team, but you will need to contact them in good time before the deadline.  Contact them on 02084892969 or

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