Teaching Assistant - Cressey College

CRESSEY COLLEGE, part of Horizon

We're a growing school, so we urgently want to recruit more Teaching Assistants to work in small classes in the Croydon, Wimbledon and Sanderstead areas.

We also want TAs to work 1:1 with off-site students. Previous teaching experience is very welcome, but is not essential. Newcomers are also very welcome.

About Cressey

We are a multi-site school for students (5-19) with social, emotional and attachment difficulties, with additional complex needs and / or particularly challenging behaviour. At Cressey we succeed where previous schools have been unable to; and we never give up on a student.

Our approach is nurture-based, with positive management of behaviour; and we have very small classes (max 5 students), with more staff than students. This enables us to achieve positive outcomes, in spite of challenging behaviour and complex needs. There's a strong focus on improving literacy and numeracy, and on developing personal and social skills.

Joining the Cressey team means you may have some difficult days, but if you're the right person for us, you'll love it - because at Cressey we transform children's lives - and that's immensely satisfying.

What we offer for TAs at Cressey

=         Teaching Assistant initial training programme, and extensive on-the-job training

=         Level 3 in Education & Training qualification

=         Class Leader Development programme

=         Management Development Programme

=         Teacher Training programme, to become a Qualified Teacher

=         39 weeks / year

=         Starting salary £17k for working 39 weeks / year, rising automatically to £18k in Jan 2021, with additional pay for additional responsibilities. 


All applicants will be subject to pre-employment vetting checks including referencing and an Enhanced DBS check to safeguard the welfare of our children.

We will interview all applicants who whose applications meet the required criteria, and we will contact you without delay to arrange an interview date. There is no application deadline because we recruit continually, to support our continual growth. 


Please use the Apply Now button, or for more information you can visit the Cressey College website, which offers comprehensive information about Cressey’s approach. If you have any questions then please call Amy on 07495 012 356 for an informal chat.

One Staff Member’s View!

“Working at Cressey has been the biggest challenge of my career, and I’ve loved every minute of it. I’m just starting my 3rd year and I’ve progressed from TA to assistant senior teacher. I’ve also completed my Level 3 Education and Training, all funded by Cressey. The potential to progress within this company is amazing.” (Dec 2019)