An exciting role has arisen to join Westway Trust as a Teacher working part-time at an after-school club on a Traveller site in North Kensington. You will be an energetic and enthusiastic qualified teacher with experience of working with children from Early Years Foundation Stage through to Key Stage 2. You will play a key role in raising the children’s attainment and achievement at school, and will be committed to enhancing the lives of children in the local Traveller community.

Key responsibilities of the role include but are not limited to:

  • To contribute to the raising of attainment and achievement of children from the Traveller community. With particular focus on reading, writing & spelling.
  • To provide out of hours teaching at the mini-club across the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, up to age 8.
  • Help children access learning activities through a range of support strategies including ICT.
  • To liaise closely with the Traveller Teacher/mentor at Oxford Gardens to share information about the children’s attainment levels, planning and the support that is needed for individual children.
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports if necessary on the children’s achievements and progress.
  • To work in partnership with the Travellers’ families encouraging them to be involved in their children’s learning.
  • Help set-up the classroom and clear down once lesson has finished.

Experience, knowledge and skills:

  • Experience of teaching in one or more of the following key stages: Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 is desirable, but not essential.
  • Experience working with children and their families from the Traveller community is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience of working in partnership with schools, other support services and statutory agencies.
  • Successful direct experience of teaching children with additional needs.
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation relating to Traveller communities.
  • Ability to self-evaluate learning needs of children and be able to actively seek additional learning opportunities.
  • Possess good interpersonal/communication skills and be able to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in a range of situations.
  • A good understanding of the local area would be highly desirable.


  • Qualified teacher status (QTS) or equivalent.

To view the full job description click on 'job description' under 'Key Info' on the left hand side. 

Benefits of working with us:

  • Great location in the heart of Portobello, North Kensington
  • Sick pay scheme
  • Investor in People (IiP) employer
  • Free gym membership at health club one minute walk from the office
  • Pension scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Season ticket / bicycle loan
  • Free eye test voucher

The application deadline is Sunday 4 August 2024 when applications will be reviewed and shortlisted for interview. However, we reserve the right to close the application early.  An early application is strongly recommended.