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Employer Howe Green House
Location Essex
Salary Negotiable depending on experience
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Posted
Closing date Applications are closed
Job starts September 2017

TEACHING ASSISTANT

JUNIOR DEPARTMENT

Howe Green House is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and follows safer recruitment practice. If called for interview you will need to bring your driving licence, passport or other photographic ID and original examination documents or certificates for verification. The interview will also assess your suitability to work with children and will include questions relating to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The school is a member of the Independent Schools Association and caters for children from 3 - 11 years of age in a beautiful countryside setting with separate nursery provision for children from 2 years old. There are a variety of buildings that form the school surrounded by over eight acres of grounds. The school admits children from the age of three years into the Kindergarten. It comes under the leadership of the Head of Lower School who oversees the work of the children from Acorns Nursery  to Year Class 2. The work of the Junior Department is the responsibility of the Deputy Headteacher who liaises closely with the Head of Lower School and with the Headteacher for the planning, recording, assessment and delivery of the curriculum for their respective areas and together with the Bursar form the Senior Management Team. 

The successful applicant will be required to work in the Junior Department with pupils between the ages of 8 – 11 and assist the teachers in providing appropriate support to small groups and individual children, particularly in the curriculum areas of language and mathematics. Each member of staff also assists in the preparation of lesson resources, helps with displays and covers break times on a rota system. The successful applicant will be required to attend staff meetings as appropriate, training days and Prize Giving Day which is held on the last Saturday of the Summer term each year. The post requires initiative, patience, flexibility and a desire to become part of a happy and purposeful team. Experience of working with children of a relevant age in a school setting together with a Teaching Assistant qualification is preferred but is not essential for this post. 

The post is full-time with working hours of 8.15am – 4pm. 

Due to the location of Howe Green House it will be necessary for applicants to have their own transport. The school checks all new appointments with the Disclosure & Barring Service for any criminal, or other background, that might disqualify an individual from working with children. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to a DBS Enhanced Disclosure. The school will also require the successful applicant to complete a medical questionnaire.

Applicants wishing to apply should submit a completed application form in their own handwriting together with a Curriculum Vitae. Referees for short listed applicants may be contacted prior to interviews.

Howe Green House School is committed to an Equal Opportunities Policy.

The closing date for applications is midday on Monday 5th June 2017. Interviews are likely to take place on Monday 12th June. If selected for interview you will be contacted by telephone. It is therefore essential that a day time number is provided.

The purpose of the interview is to assess a potential candidate’s suitability for the post and give both parties the opportunity to gain further information before making a successful appointment. It is also an opportunity to seek clarification on information which the candidate has provided on the application form and accompanying Curriculum Vitae. 


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