Teaching Assistant - Levels 2/3
33 hours per week/term time only
SCP 5-14 depending on experience
£21,591 - £25,353 FTE
£16,493 - £19,366 pro-rata
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant to provide support to our SEND department. The successful candidate with be assigned to support an individual student who may have learning, physical, medical needs, emotional needs, or whose first language may not be English. There will also be the opportunity to work closely with our teachers to deliver support with the variety of learning and development activities, which take place in the classroom. This would be an ideal post for an individual interested in joining the profession.
For the third year running, we celebrated another very successful year in our examination results. Our preliminary P8 score is +0.83 which places us in the top 3% in the country for progress. 90% of English grades were 9-4 with increases in outcomes for both Maths and Science. One of our students was the highest achieving history student in the whole country and gained a suite of grade 8s & 9s. Our A-level results were equally impressive with our A*-C grades increasing from 61% in 2018 to 74%. In addition to this, students who sat vocational subjects did equally well with the average grade a Merit+
Copthall School prides itself on educating 21st century women for successful careers in STEM, human, social and health sciences, performing arts and creative industries. Our thriving Sixth Form, which is in the top 12% of schools for A Level results, offers both A-Level and Vocational pathways and we boast an excellent success rate in University applications.
Copthall has seen rapid improvements in standards across the school. Following our recent Ofsted inspection in May 2018. Copthall has been awarded ‘Good’ status “By implementing systems to raise staffs and pupils’ aspirations, leaders have established a culture of high expectations. As a result, the school has secured marked improvements to learning and pupils progress”. The full report can be accessed using the following link: http://www.copthallschool.org.uk/226/ofsted
The successful candidate will be expected to:
• be committed to our ethos of high expectations and no excuses with the belief that every child can succeed
• have the resolve to make a real difference to the lives of pupil
and in return we offer candidates:
• support, mentoring and training appropriate to the post
• a forward looking, hardworking and enthusiastic team of staff with the desire and skills to improve outcomes
• the opportunity to make a significant contribution to the school, its students and families
• benefit from our Employee Assistance Programme (Wellbeing)
Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please get in touch if you would like to arrange this.
Copthall School is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to the protection of children and vulnerable adults.
Appointment is subject to a clear enhanced DBS check.
Application forms must be completed and are available from the School website: http://www.copthallschool.org.uk/219/join-us or by phoning the school office on 020 8959 1937. Please note that CVs will not be accepted.
Completed forms should be returned directly to Copthall School at the above address or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: Monday 14th October 2019 (12 noon)