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Job vacancies, and how to apply

Vacancies and job descriptions

Maypole School is steadily growing, and we are always looking for more staff.  

We are now interviewing for Qualified Teachers, Higher-Level Teaching Assistants, Teaching Assistants and Therapists, for vacancies starting now, and also in September 2024. 

  • For Teaching Assistant vacancies, please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification
  • For High-Level Teaching Assistant vacanciesplease click here for the Job Description and Person Specification
  • For Qualified Teacher vacancies, please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification
  • For the Occupational Therapist vacancy, please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification
  • For the Speech & Language Therapist vacancy, please click here for the Job Description and Person Specification

To download an Application Form, please click here

How to apply for a job with us

To apply for a job with us, you need to take the following steps. If you would like further information, our full Safer Recruitment Policy is available on the School Policies page of this website. Candidates may also have an informal phone call prior to applying if they wish, with the Headteacher or the HR Manager, to help them decide whether to apply. See below for contact details.

Maypole School’s recruitment, selection and employment process is outlined below. 

  • Step 1: Complete and Submit Application Form. Interested candidates should read the appropriate Job Description / Person Specification. If you want to apply, then please download and complete the Application Form, and email or post it back to us. 

  • Step 2: Trial Day and Interview. We will invite suitable applicants to attend an Interview at the School; and we may ask you to attend a trial day so you (and we) can see how you find it. The trial day will be on the same day as the interview, if practical. On the same day we will also need to check your ID, address and qualifications. 

  • Step 3: Informing candidates of the result. You will be informed of the result on the same day as the interview, where possible; or within 5 working days at latest. For successful candidates, this will be in the form of a formal job offer, subject to confirmation of satisfactory references and checks. 
  • Step 4: Checking DBS, Right to Work, Medical Fitness and References. As all schools must do, a DBS check will then be conducted, to check that you have not previously been barred from working with children. We will also request References from your nominated Referees, to check there are no concerns about your suitability to work with children. Applicants will be required to complete a medical questionnaire, and in rare cases a doctor’s medical report may be required; which will be reviewed against the job description and person specification. We will also check your right to work in UK. 
  • Step 5: Start employment. Once this process is complete then a start date will be agreed. This will normally be as soon as the applicant is able to start. 
  • Step 6: Probationary period. As is normal in schools there will be a 6 month probationary period, during which you will be supported with monthly meetings with your line manager, to advise and guide you as appropriate. Our aim is to help you to succeed, and that you should enjoy working at Maypole.  

Application Form and a Self-Disclosure Form, and where to send them

Please complete these two forms, and then email them to, or post them to Emily Barnes, Maypole School (School Office), 76 Leigham Court Rd, London SW16 2QA. (Please note that sending a CV is not an alternative to completing the application form. We don’t need to see your CV. What we do need is a fully completed Application Form.)

How to get more information, if you're unsure whether to apply

If you are unsure whether to apply, the please call Adrienne Cherrywood (the Principal) for an informal chat, on 07512 318 056. If she can't pick up then please leave a message, and she'll call you back. 

Alternatively if you have any questions about any aspect of the recruiting process, then please contact Emily Barnes on 07842 422 423 or She will be happy to answer any and all questions you may have.