Teaching Assistant (TA)
Closing date: 5pm Sunday 1st December 2019
Tenable from 6th January 2020
Part-time: 2 full days (8:45am - 3:15pm) and 3 mornings (8:45am - 1:30pm - this will include lunchtime supervision), term time
Pay range: Grade 3 points 5-6, full time salary £21,591-21,981 pa (part time is pro-rata’d)
This is a marvellous opportunity for an inspiring TA to join our school on our exciting journey to become fully two-form entry.
We are looking for a TA who has experience of working in a school setting who will facilitate the children to grow and evolve in a way that truly reflects our amazing community. We are a dynamic and successful school with a positive ethos, professional staff development at the centre of our work and strong family values in which children make very good progress. The successful candidate will be able to provide excellent classroom practice and demonstrate effective playground responsibilities; and build effective relationships with individual and groups of children, some of whom may have special educational needs and disability (SEND).
Our recruitment process is about finding the right personality with the right experience, someone who will be as excited as we are about supporting and developing our children.
Our new Teaching Assistant will have:
- NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification/experience
- Experience of primary school classes, preferably including the EYFS setting
- A caring and positive attitude towards all pupils
- High expectations of children and themselves
- A commitment to going that extra mile to ensure pupils achieve their best.
- Good communication, interpersonal and organisational skills
- Ability to plan and deliver appropriate interventions.
- An understanding of and support the distinctiveness of church schools (you don’t have to be a Christian).
- A welcoming, positive and caring environment.
- Supportive, dedicated and dynamic staff.
- Well-maintained buildings and extensive grounds.
- An ambitious, supportive and effective Governing Body.
- A productive and helpful school association and wider community who are fully invested in their children’s learning and last but not least…
- Delightful, curious, engaged, enthusiastic and well-behaved pupils who thrive and achieve through our broad curriculum and activities.
No agency enquiries or CVs please.
Applications should be sent to the email address on the School’s application form as soon as possible. The first shortlisting round will be at 5pm Sunday 1st December 2019 and interviews will be scheduled for 4th December. If an appointment is not made, the second shortlisting round will be at 5pm Sunday 8th December 2019.
St. John’s CofE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and to equality of opportunity. References for shortlisted candidates will be sought prior to interview and an Enhanced Disclosure via the DBS will be completed on the successful applicant.
Photographic identification and certificates of all relevant qualifications will need to be provided at the interview stage.
In line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the expected provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) the school is responsible for holding and protecting personal data. The school is required to share some data with the Local Authority and the DFE. For further information on who we share data with please see our website for our Privacy Notices: http://www.st-johns.croydon.sch.uk/
Working at St. John's
St. John’s is a friendly and welcoming school and is a great place to work. Visitors always comment on the ethos of the school being one of the things which most strikes you when you first walk through the door, and this is one of the things that makes it such a friendly place to work. We have a strong staff team and together teachers, TAs and all support staff work to ensure the very best for all our children.
St. John’s is a church school and we ask all staff members to be in sympathy with our Christian faith (but this does not mean that you have to be a practising Christian). We hold Collective Worship every morning and all members of classroom staff attend this with their classes. It makes a fantastic start to the day and means that the whole school community is able to come together before they begin their daily learning.
Everyone works hard to make our school environment an enjoyable place to work and learn for all children and adults. All of the classrooms are bright and spacious and we are lucky enough to have a large amount of outside space including a school field as well as two playgrounds and a Spiritual garden. We all take great pride in our school and take the time to make our displays and learning environments colourful and engaging.
The school is situated in the quiet residential area of Shirley and is easily accessible from both Croydon and Bromley. It is very close to the main road between Croydon and Bromley and there are frequent buses into the centre of Croydon and to East Croydon train station (where there are many trains towards central London and the south coast).
The school has a large staff car park or there is free parking on the road outside school.