Teaching Assistant at Surbiton High Girls’ Preparatory School (Upper Key Stage 2/Key stage 3), Surrey, London

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Surbiton High Girls' Preparatory SchoolSurrey, London

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Teaching Assistant  (Upper Key Stage 2/Key stage 3)

Tenure: Full-time, term-time only (Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm, 37.5 hours/week, 38 weeks of the year)

Closing date: 8:00am, Tuesday 28 August 2018 

Interviews to be held week commencing: 3 September 2018 

Surbiton High  Girls' Preparatory School seeks an enthusiastic and inspirational  Teaching Assistant,  to work with and support the classroom teachers and promote the highest standards of teaching, learning and pastoral care within all sections of the School.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To foster interest and enthusiasm for learning amongst the children as well as encouraging a general spirit of intellectual enquiry and rigour
  • To assist class teachers with the preparation and carrying out of all classroom activities
  • To take academic intervention sessions with groups of children
  • To assist and support teachers in the setting up of lessons and the preparation and display of art and written work
  • Take groups for curriculum support, such as: Maths/spelling tests, reading, ICT, Art and in any sessions where extra help may be necessary
  • Assist with recording observations on children as part of ongoing assessment e.g. reading records
  • Where requested, to work with an individual child who may need individual support
  • To run the Eco Club
  • To uphold and enforce School rules and to work in cooperation with colleagues to promote the high standards of behaviour and concern for other that are part of the School’s tradition and purpose
  • To attend meetings, curriculum sessions, INSET sessions and other such meetings as may be necessary for the discharge of teaching support, pastoral or other duties
  • Supervision duties, including: early morning duty, morning playtime, lunch, after school duty and First Aid
  • To participate in the School’s programme for the personal and social development of the children
  • To be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people
  • To be available to offer support at evening activities such as school productions / parent evenings, as reasonably requested by the Head
  • To undertake any other duties, which the Principal may reasonably request

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • HLTA or Level 3 would be an advantage, but is not essential
  • First Aid qualification would be an advantage
  • Proven ability to develop effective professional relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Commitment to the personal development of pupils
  • High levels of communication skills in English, both written and spoken, to enable effective communications with pupils, with colleagues and with pupils' parents
  • Proficiency in Mathematics would be an advantage
  • Professional experience of working with pupils at Key Stages – KS3
  • Eco-credentials, or experience leading on an eco initiative
  • Commitment to the personal and educational development of pupils and to an ethos of respect and service
  • Keenness to develop further as a Teaching Assistant in a well-resourced and supportive environment with co-operative and highly-motivated staff and pupils
  • Self-motivation and high levels of organisational and self-management skills

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com 

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More about Surbiton High Girls' Preparatory School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: 95-97 Surbiton Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 2HW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8546 9756
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