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Teaching Assistant

Salary:
15,232 P.A. ?
Location:
Chesham Bois
Company:
The Beacon

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We are recruiting for Teaching Assistants at The Beacon.

Our friendly and caring TAs work closely with our teachers to deliver support with the variety of learning and development activities, including that which takes place in the classroom, outdoor learning, all our outside activities and trips etc. They also help with duties and lunch cover. In this role, you would work under the direction of the Teacher and in a team with other TAs.

We are seeking help for our Lower School (Years 3 and 4) due to maternity cover and other resourcing needs as follows:

Vacancy No 1 from 4 November 2019: 5 days per week, 8.00 – 12.50

Vacancy No 2 from 6 January 2020: 3 days per week (Mon – Wed) 8.00 – 3.45; 1 day per week (Thurs) 8.00 – 12.50

The opportunities above are available on a fixed term contract basis for the academic year 2019/20. If you are interested in applying, please complete the Beacon application form in full specifying the vacancy for which you are applying.

Please have a look at school’s website www.beaconschool.co.uk for more general information, including the Safeguarding, Recruitment and Equalities policies.

The Beacon is a remarkable school, and we seek remarkable people. We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Description

Hours: As per Headmaster’s Introduction

Job Summary: To assist the Teacher in the provision of the curriculum

The successful applicant would be expected to work in a friendly and cohesive manner with teachers and other teaching assistants, contributing positively to the ethos of the school.

The main areas of responsibility are:

Academic

To assist the Teacher with the delivery of lessons in line with the agreed curriculum and schemes of work;

To assist the Teacher in the assessments of boys work;

To work with groups of children in the class under the direction of the Teacher;

To assist the teacher with daily reading and administrative tasks and ensure that the boys’ work is presented and maintained in an organised, appropriate and accessible format;

To work closely in a team with other Teachers and Teaching Assistants, the Head of Section, and all members of the School Management Team;

To liaise with the Teacher and the staff in the Learning Support Centre to ensure that the needs of all boys with SEN are met;

To encourage and stimulate the boys to achieve excellence in all their endeavours and to expect high standards;

To assist the Teacher to provide a comfortable, stimulating and well-organised classroom environment, with a high standard of display work on notice boards;

Pastoral

To assist the Teacher in looking after the well-being and pastoral needs of the boys in their classes;

To reinforce the values and aims of the school;

To monitor closely the behaviour of the boys in the classes and deal with any inappropriate behaviour, in consultation with the Teacher and Head of Section if necessary;

To encourage and reward the boys for good behaviour, using a variety of different and appropriate methods;

To communicate effectively and regularly with the Teacher and other staff;

To liaise with the Teacher, and the Head of Section, where necessary, and to liaise with the School Counsellor, where necessary;

To maintain notes on pastoral issues in the electronic profiling system.

Departmental

To work with the Teacher to ensure that all departmental requirements are being met;

To keep the Teacher informed of any issues arising concerning boys in the class;

To attend staff meetings, INSET sessions and other occasional training sessions that are relevant to the role and Section working in;

To liaise with other Teaching Assistants and Teachers in order to ensure effective continuity at the end of the year;

To review resources and ensure that stationery stock items are not running short.

Additional Duties

To undertake break time and lunchtime duties on a rota basis;

To supervise boys during Assemblies;

To assist with the organisation and running of trips and events when necessary;

In all areas of school life, staff are expected to lead by example and demonstrate and uphold the values that we wish the boys to learn.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be prepared to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Beacon is an equal opportunities employer. References will be required and any relevant issues arising from such will be taken up at interview or a suitable point during the process.

Application Process

Please complete the Application Form in full (CVs cannot be accepted), which is available from the school website, with a covering letter and send:

by e-mail to recruitment@beaconschool.co.uk or

by post to: Mr William Phelps, Headmaster, The Beacon School, Amersham Road, Chesham Bois, Amersham, Bucks HP6 5PF

The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 9th October 2019

Interviews will be held the week commencing Monday 14th October 2019

Candidates who have a disability or any other special requirements should let the school know if there are any reasonable adjustments they would like the school to make as part of this recruitment process.

(Please note that whilst an interview is to be used as the primary feature of the selection process, if invited for interview you will be advised as to whether any additional selection methods will be required to supplement the interview. This may include a presentation and/or other task. Whatever methods are chosen, the panel will use these to assess the merits of each candidate against the job and person specification).



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