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Admin Volunteer

Admin Volunteer

Drumbeat School and ASD Service


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Job type:
Part Time, Temporary
Apply by:
14 December 2017

Job overview

Do you have Office experience ?

Do you want to help Children with complex autism reach their full potential? 

Drumbeat School is a special school for children with complex autism. Our vision is simple, to put young people first every time, by providing an education that meets each pupils’ needs providing them with rich and meaningful experiences.  We want to make a difference to the lives of the children and their families by providing holistic development that allows them to shape their own tomorrows and march to their own Drumbeat.

The school business director is looking for someone to come in help out in our busy office. Maybe you have retired and have time on your hands or you are looking to return to work but lack current experience; we can help.  We are looking for someone who can commit to two or three days per week.

You would be at the front of house answering the phones, greeting people on reception, copying  and scanning documents.  You will need a clear telephone voice and a good level of literacy.  You will also need tact and diplomacy.

You don't need to have worked in a school before, just a good sense of humour and a willingness to muck in.

Sounds like a lot for a Voluntary role, but the reward is knowing that you are making a difference in the lives of the children and families we support.

We take safeguarding very seriously at Drumbeat.  If we want to offer you the role, we will arrange for you to have an enhanced DBS which we will pay for.  If you have lived or worked abroad for more than three months since you were 18 you will need to apply to the country where you lived for a police check. We will help you do this but you will need to pay any costs.

If you would like to discuss this or arrange a visit, please call Seán Richings on 020 8461 9699

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About Drumbeat School and ASD Service

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+44 20 86989738

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Our school values underpin everything we do at Drumbeat.

Drumbeat is a centre of excellence with a strong mission and purpose to transform CYP's lives, and the lives of their families, for the better. Its work should be groundbreaking, innovative and creative, with a 21st century pedagogy that puts the CYP’s needs at the heart of everything it does.

Drumbeat’s work draws from the latest research in Autism to build upon ‘tried & tested’ practice and shape teaching approaches closely to children’s learning styles.

Teaching will be unswervingly personalised so CYP actively and meaningfully engage in learning. A high priority will be given to developing effective communication approaches.  Underpinning the school’s values will be a comprehensive understanding of the link between behaviour and communication, recognising that behaviour is communication.  Through proper interpretation, understanding and meeting needs, and enabling children to communicate their needs and desires effectively, it is possible to reduce challenging behaviours.

We have a very strong shared vision that was developed after discussion with staff, governors, students and parents. When students leave Drumbeat they should be; Independent, caring, ambitious, confident, safe, courageous, respectful, resilient and successful.  

Drumbeat’s staff will be reflective practitioners, who strive to refine, improve and ‘open-up’ their practice. Drumbeat will be ambitious for its pupils, striving to transform their lives, unlocking their potential and helping them to become as independent as practicable so that as adults they become capable of contributing positively to the local community.

Drumbeat will work closely with Health, Social Care and Voluntary Agencies so services are wrapped around the child in a truly transdisciplinary way, putting the child and family at the centre. Drumbeat’s transdisciplinary work will include school employed speech and language therapist (SaLT), occupational therapist (OT), music therapist (MT) and clinical psychologist (CP) who will be an integral part of the school team and work closely with children and young people, families, teachers and TAs.

Drumbeat’s children and young people will work in an environment:

  • that is expert in ASD,
  • with a ‘can do’ culture,
  • with high expectations, 
  • that nurtures the holistic development of the child and young person,
  • that is caring, safe, happy, positive and supportive,
  • that helps pupils build upon their individual strengths and interests,
  • that enables them to reach their full potential within the context of their individual needs,
  • that values equality of opportunity and actively encourages pupils to exercise control over their lives,
  • where children and young people will be treated with dignity and prized for the contributions they make,
  • where individual differences will be recognised, respected and celebrated,
  • where pupils’ voice is respected and listened to, however subtle or loud,
  • where parents and carers will be consulted, listened to, respected and supported. 

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