Gap Assistant, Richmond upon Thames

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Falcons Prep RichmondRichmond upon Thames

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Start date: September 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: GBP £17,176
Contract term: Fixed Term

September 2020 start

Falcons Prep are looking for Gap Assistants for one year, or a minimum of one term. Please state on your application form your preference.   

Falcons Prep GAP Assistant Programme is aimed at individuals aged 17 to 20, who are looking for an opportunity to spend time working alongside teaching professionals in a lovely independent school in London.

As a Falcons Prep GAP Assistant you will be provided with the tools to develop your skills and experiences, both personally and professionally.

Falcons Prep - Richmond is an independent, day school for boys aged 4-13 (currently 7-13), situated on the outskirts of Old Deer Park and Richmond Rugby Club, just a 5 minute walk from the train station.

The Role

To help provide a high quality education experience for all children, remaining professional at all times; setting high standards of punctuality, smartness, organisation, firmness and fairness.

Gap Assistants will also be expected to help with the normal duties in school including supervision of break times and meal times, road crossings etc. Gap Assistants should be professional, enthusiastic and responsible. They should also be prepared to be flexible and to help with the running of the school in numerous ways. Experience of working with children would be an advantage but support and all necessary training will be given.

It is a pivotal role within the school community which requires excellent communication skills and a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

The School

We ensure that every boy at Falcons has a happy and fulfilling experience whilst at school. Above all, we encourage academic endeavour and that each boy strives, gives of his best, and achieves his goals. We place equal importance on his social, moral and cultural growth.  At all times the boys are expected to uphold the ethos of the school in a positive manner and are proud ambassadors; not only on campus but when representing Falcons at outside events, activities and fixtures. We foster a desire to learn by offering a curriculum that has breadth, balance and challenge. At Falcons we maintain high expectations and place a strong emphasis on acknowledging the positive ways in which the boys conduct themselves and interact with others. Trust, honesty, good manners, a hardworking attitude and respect for the environment and above all, each other, are intrinsic in all that we teach. We place great emphasis on the strength of our community and the boys being considerate, courteous and tolerant of the needs of others. In this environment they have the opportunity to grow academically, on the sports field, artistically, on stage, and to take leadership responsibilities in many different areas.  Life at Falcons Preparatory School is a unique experience.

Hours of Work

This is a full-time term-time only position.                                                                                         

The hours of work are as follows:

Term-time (Approx. 35 weeks)

Total working hours: 8 hours per day, Monday to Friday including one hour break (unpaid)

You will be required to have a flexible approach to the hours of work in order to meet the requirements of the role and will be required to take on either a morning or evening bus duty

The school’s operational hours are from 8.00am until 5.00pm with staff working during the period from 7.30am through until 6.00pm (when monitoring buses)


Annual full time equivalent salary £17,176

Contributory pension scheme (optional)

Professional development opportunities

Closing date: Tuesday 25th February at 4pm

More about Falcons Prep Richmond
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 7 - 13 years
Address: 41 Kew Foot Road, Richmond, London, TW9 2SS, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8948 9490
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Falcons Prep Richmond is part of the Alpha Plus Group which owns 15 independent schools in London and 5 schools outside of the capital.