Graduate Teaching Assistant
Reports to: SENDCo
Responsible for: Working within your specialist department and the SEND Team, to provide outstanding support to pupils, families and teachers at AGFS.
Start date: Immediately
Salary: Ark Scale Band 4 22,002 - 23,628 (Pro rata term time only actual salary £18,841-£20,233
Disclosure level: Enhanced
We are seeking to appoint an exceptional Graduate Teaching Assistant, based jointly in the SEND department and a specified subject area, who will be fully committed to all aspects of our school vision and our core values of Ambition, Growth, Fellowship, and Scholarship. You will be joining a team of dedicated staff who are committed to going the extra mile to help make a real difference to the children in our care.
This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking experience of work in school before applying for teaching training courses in 2020. The school has an excellent staff development and has a strong track record of supporting candidates through teacher training.
The Greenwich Free School (GFS) opened in September 2012 as a state-funded, mixed, non- denominational, 11-16 comprehensive school for the children of Greenwich. In September 2018, the school joined Ark Schools Network, and is now Ark Greenwich Free School.
Our ideal candidate will be a driven and passionate person with the ability to learn from feedback and a hunger to constantly improve and develop. We are looking for someone who can work as part of a team, roll their sleeves up and excel at what they do. You will be a passionate about academic excellence, have an unrelenting obsession to be the best you can be, and in turn motivate the pupils in your care to excel. You will need to be calm, well organised, and self-confident, with excellent communication and inter-personal skills. The post requires close collaboration with colleagues but will also involve working on your own initiative to find the best approaches to supporting pupils with SEND to achieve their potential. You will need to be a cheerful and organised self-starter, flexible and adaptable, with a helpful, friendly and inclusive approach.
The post provides a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to excel across a range of areas, including classroom support for pupils with special needs and disabilities and the delivery of high-quality interventions. The successful applicant will support pupils, classroom teachers, and the SENDCo on a daily basis in the classroom and around the school, through academic and pastoral support sessions, some light medical care, and some routine administrative duties. LSAs at AGFS participate in regular pupil observations to help support the development of inclusive provision and also engage in regular peer-observation and coaching, offering you the chance to grow and develop in your role.
Hours of work during term time will between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00 Monday - Friday.
If you have any queries please contact us on 020 8319 3692. If you would like to speak with the Assistant Headteacher (SEND) directly, please call on the number above. Visits to the school are welcome and please contact us to arrange.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Interviews may take place before the closing date for suitable candidates, we reserve the right to close the advert early.
Ark value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.