Graduate Co-teacher (maternity cover), London

Closing date:

Ark Globe AcademyLondon

Date posted:
Start date: 11th June 2018 or as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £20,571 pro rata; Actual Salary £18,069.65
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Job Description: Graduate Co-teacher (maternity cover)

Reports to: Vice Principal 

Start date:  11th June 2018 or as soon as possible

Salary: Band 4 (Spine point 16) £20,571 pro rata; Actual Salary £18,069.65

Hours: 8 – 4pm, term time only 

The Role

To support pupils, parents, teachers, and the school to establish a supportive and nurturing learning environment in which children make rapid academic progress and form habits of excellence.

Key responsibilities

· To support individuals and groups of pupils to help them learn well

· Provide support for learning, including at playtimes and lunchtimes

· Feeding back to the teacher or other leaders on progress made including the SENCo

· Promote independent learning 

· Encouraging children to take responsibility for their own learning and promoting development of self-esteem

· To support teachers, parents and other colleagues to help create an effective and purposeful learning environment

Outcomes and activities

Learning Support

· Promote inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in the school, including those with physical, learning and behaviour difficulties

· Work with teachers to assess the needs of individual children

· Work with the SENCo and other teachers / leaders to implement provision maps and develop resources for pupils who have: English as a second language, speech or language impairments, or behaviours that interfere with learning and/or relationships

· Plan and facilitate small group teaching 

· Plan and undertake direction for one to one teaching and intervention

· Observe, record and feedback information of pupil performance

· Assist in creating materials for curriculum delivery and display boards

· Assist with whole class teaching when appropriate 

· Assist with behaviour management within and outside the classroom.

· Provide off-site community based opportunities for pupils, if appropriate to the job assignment.

· Assist pupils' achievement outside of the classroom, e.g. PE, music etc

· Establish and maintain positive relationships with parents

Other support

· Supervise pupils at playtime and lunchtime

· Assist with follow-through for related services, e.g., speech/language therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy

· Maintain pupil and family confidentiality

· Attend regular meetings and training, as required

· Maintain stock supplies and distribute as required

· Run extra-curricular activities and participate in trips and visits as and when necessary


Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Primary Principal and SENCo

Person Specification: Graduate Co-teacher (maternity cover) 

Qualification Criteria 

· Maths and English GCSE or equivalent at grade B or above

· Qualified to degree level 

· Right to work in UK


· Experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils at the relevant age

· Experience of the role of a Co-Teacher and in particular classroom organisation and management (desirable)

· Experience of supporting the planning and delivery of the curriculum (desirable)


Personal characteristics

· Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil

· Helpful, positive, calm and caring nature

· Able to establish good working relationships with all staff

· Able to follow instructions accurately but make good judgments and lead when required

Specific skills

· Excellent communication skills, including written and oral

· Excellent mathematical and English skills

· Competent with computers and other technology

· Good administrative and organisational skills

· Able to lead intervention sessions for pupils after receiving comprehensive training 

· Able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning

· Able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school

· Able to deal with minor incidents, first aid, and the personal health and hygiene of the pupils 

· Understands the importance of confidentiality and discretion

Other desirable training and skills

· Certified teaching assistant course or training

· First Aid training 

· Training and practice in Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read, Write Inc.’

· An interest in a sporting or musical activity


· Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

· Willingness to undertake training

· This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check

Job location

More about Ark Globe Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Harper Road, Southwark, London, SE1 6AG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 207 4076877
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Ark Globe Academy opened as a new all through 3-18 academy, specialising in maths and performing arts in September 2008 and moved into new, state of the art facilities in September 2010.

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