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Job details
Employer Devonshire House Preparatory School
Location Camden
Salary £18,000 - £22,000 dependent on qualifications and experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts January 2018

Early Years Classroom Assistant, starting from January 2018.

An exciting opportunity for suitably qualified candidates - Minimum NVQ Level 6 qualification in child care.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic Early Years Department in a thriving co-educational preparatory school in Hampstead. 

To apply for the post, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. 

Closing date for completed applications; 9 am on Monday 25th September 2017  

with interviews taking place on Thursday 28th September 2017. 

Please complete the attached application and submit with your CV and cover letter, via the form below. 

Or send completed application forms to: Human Resources Manager HRM@devonshirehouseprepschool.co.uk
 020 7435 1916 

Classroom Assistant for a Pre Reception or Reception class

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (Full Job Description attached below)

The School day is from 8.00 a.m. until 4.00 p.m. (to be ready to start work/morning duty for 8.00am)

Under the guidance and direction of the Class Teacher and Deputy Head of Early Years:

  • To ensure pupil safety and welfare within the classroom. 
  • To ensure that pupils’ welfare and personal care needs are met. 
  • To be sensitive to the needs of a pupil who is unwell or has had an accident. 
  • To promote good pupil behaviour, dealing promptly with incidents according to the School’s behaviour policy.
  • To support the Class Teacher in preparing teaching sessions, such as photocopying and work books.
  • To support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use.
  • To encourage pupil interaction and engagement with teacher led and child initiated activities. 
  • To support and supervise pupils in small groups or individually to achieve their learning objectives. 
  • To assist PE/Music teachers in lessons, showing enthusiasm and encouraging children to be motivated.
  • To provide regular feedback to the Class Teacher on pupil achievements, progress or problems.
  • To routinely maintain classroom materials and resources.
  • At the end of the day to tidy away all art activities, washing pots, brushes and wiping tables.  
  • To assist in the display and presentation of learning cues and pupils work inside and outside of the classroom environment as required.
  • As part of the Key Person approach, to assist with maintaining the pupil’s Leaning Journals, including observations and assessments. 
  • To be professional at all times when talking to parents and carers. 
  • To accompany teaching staff and pupils on school trips and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the Class Teacher.
  • To share in the pastoral duties on rota basis, e.g. early morning, break and lunchtime duties.
  • In the absence of the Class Teacher, to use the daily planning to take over the teaching of the pupils with support from the floating or supply assistant.    

The school is divided into three sections: Early Years is for children from Nursery to Reception, the Junior School is for children from Year 1 to Year 3 and the Upper School is for children from Year 4 to Year 8. All classes from Nursery to Year 2 (P2) have a Classroom Assistant. 

Classroom Assistants are generally allocated to one class, although they may be asked to supervise other classes if teachers are absent. There are also ‘floating’ assistants who support different classes depending on needs. Classroom assistants work under the direction of the Class Teacher, who has ultimate responsibility for the class, but a degree of initiative and self motivation is expected.
 

To apply for the post, please click the 'Apply Now' button below. 

Closing date for completed applications; 9am on Monday 25th September 2017  

with interviews taking place on Thursday 28th September 2017. 

Devonshire House Preparatory 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. Devonshire House Preparatory School is an equal opportunities employer.
 If the candidate has lived in a country other than the UK for a period of 3 months or more since the age of 18, a foreign criminal policy check will be required irrespective of whether they worked in those countries.
 

About the employer

Information about Devonshire House Preparatory School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase Primary
Funding status Independent
Age range 2 - 13 years
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Locations and contacts

2 Arkwright Road
Hampstead
London
NW3 6AE
United Kingdom