Current Vacancies

We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, committed, patient and motivated Teaching Assistants to join our team at Coopers Lane. 

Coopers Lane is a three-form entry school, judged by OFSTED to be a good school. We are a diverse, inner-city school with a strong commitment to inclusive practice and an excellent reputation for teaching and learning. We are a popular community school with high expectations for all of our children. Our school moto is All Different, All Equal, All Smiling and this really captures the heart of Coopers Lane. 

Coopers Lane School aims to ensure that no child is left behind. We believe that developing a growth mindset in our children is very important, ensuring that every child believes they can and will achieve. We foster an ethos of mutual respect and positive values for lifelong learning.

The Teaching Assistant role involves providing support for pupils, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), to enable access to learning. You will be passionate about education and committed to supporting the needs and development of individual pupils, whilst being an excellent team player and communicator.


What we are looking for: 

Candidates should demonstrate the following skills and attributes: 

  • A good standard of English and Mathematics 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Patience and positivity 
  • Support inclusion and be fully committed to ensuring the very best for all our pupils 
  • The ability to support colleagues, use positive behaviour management strategies and ensure the school continues its excellent provision for all pupils



Coopers Lane Primary School

Pragnell Road

Grove Park


020 8857 7680


Salary details

Scale 3 Spine point 5. 

 £17,161 per annum – Actual salary for 25 Hours a week 5 Hours a day


Further information

If you are interested in joining the team here at Coopers Lane, we would love to welcome you to our school so that you can experience first-hand what it is like to be part of our special communityVisits to the school are very welcome. Please contact the school office to make an appointment to view the school.

Coopers Lane Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) and is subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring service. The successful candidate will also be subject to an overseas criminal record, qualifications and reference checks.

Coopers Lane Primary School is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all members of the community, regardless of gender, age, marital status, disability, ethnicity, religion, belief or sexual orientation

CV’s will NOT be accepted as an application.

References will be taken up before interview.


Closing Date

Closing date for completed application forms is Friday 28th June 2024.

Interviews will be held during the week beginning 1st July 2024.


Application form and all other relevant documents are available on our school website, in the Contact tab, under Vacancies.


Completed applications forms should be returned via the school office email



Application Forms

Application Form

Job Description

Safer Recruitment Form

Equal Opportunities 

Job Advert on Local Authority Website



Contacting the School

Coopers Lane Primary School is situated in Grove Park in the borough of Lewisham. The entrance to the school is in Pragnell Road, SE12 0LF

School Times

School Day
Mon-Fri 8:45am to 3:15pm,
Breakfast Club 7:30am to 8:45am
Afterschool clubs 3.30pm to 4.30pm
After school Tea Club 3:15pm to 6:00pm

School Office

Telephone: 0208 857 7680

Office Email


Ayse Mehmet – SBM (School Business Manager)

Rachel McCulloch – Senior Admin Assistant

Karen Hill – Admin Assistant/Attendance Officer

Claire Huckle – Admin Assistant