Teaching Assistant, Brentford, Middlesex

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Kew House SchoolBrentford, Middlesex

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Start date: Required from September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,000 - £18,000 pa dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent

The Directors of the Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding, but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum and recognition of creativity and talent.

We are seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to assist a pupil joining Year 7 in September 2018 who has a diagnosis meaning that the student will increasingly need support with physically moving around the school and working practically in subjects such as Science, Food Technology and DT. The successful candidate will also need to work closely with the student’s Occupational Therapist to ensure that his daily stretching exercises are completed. This is a full-time position, term time plus staff training days. Working hours are 8.00 to 4.15pm, Monday - Friday.

The successful applicant will be joining a hardworking and friendly team dedicated to providing the best possible standard of education to all pupils at this school. You will be expected to develop professionally and be given access to training to enable you to do so. You will be required to attend review meetings and department meetings. There will be a need to respect confidentiality at all times. 

The post may suit a gap year student.

Key Requirements: 

  • Educated to at least A level equivalent 
  • Experience of working with children and young people, preferably in an education setting 
  • Ability to use initiative and discretion in personal relationships 
  • Good administrative and organisational skills

The school is committed to staff development and this position will provide a good springboard for further promotion within the school and beyond. All staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities.

To apply, please submit a completed application form, together with supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be from your current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. You must provide original documents as proof of identity and right to work in the UK at interview.

Completed applications should be emailed to officemanager@kewhouseschool.com or posted to Mr Mark Hudson, Headmaster, Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, London, TW8 0EX. 

Closing date: Midday on 25 June 2018.

Suitable applicants will be contacted by email and invited to attend an interview by arrangement.

All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have. Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and questions will be asked at interview to assess suitability of candidate to work with our children. All appointments are subject to satisfactory criminal record (DBS) check. 

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More about Kew House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 6 Capital Interchange Way, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8742 2038
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