We have an exciting opportunity for a Teaching Assistant to join our wonderful Bedales Pre-Prep, Dunannie. This is for a fixed-term period from 10th January 2022 to 1st July 2022.
You will provide 1:1 support for a specific student’s needs. You will be passionate, enthusiastic and love working with children and the outdoors and have loads of energy to work in a busy school with a friendly, supportive and committed team.
In addition to this role, there is an opportunity to also help run the Breakfast early morning club as a Breakfast Club Leader, which will be advertised separately.
Experience & Background
You will have the following:
- educated to NVQ Level 3 in Childcare and Education or equivalent;
- previous experience as a Teaching Assistant in a comparable setting;
- kindness and patience with small children;
- flexibility and adaptability to the demands of the role;
- knowledge of child development for children aged 0–5 years.
You will be responsible for the one-to-one care of a diabetic child throughout the school day.
This post is Regulated Activity.
Hours of Work
This post is for 20 weeks, term time only, and the hours of work will be Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm with a 30-minute unpaid break.
Our benefits include free on-site parking, a funded healthcare cash plan, pension with Royal London, Salary Extras Benefits Platform, Lifeworks employee assistance programme, and free lunch provided during term time.
How to Apply
For further details on how to apply, please visit the recruitment portal on the Bedales Schools website: https://www.bedales.org.uk/our-schools/about-bedales/job-vacancies
Closing date: 9:00am, Tuesday 7th December 2021
Interview date: Monday 13th December 2021
All applicants will be asked to provide evidence they are eligible to work in the UK, on an on-going basis, at the shortlist stage of the selection process.
As per the school Safer Recruitment Policy, all posts that work directly with children in a classroom setting or are responsible for instructing children are subject to a Prohibition from Teaching Check.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Candidates will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Prohibition from Teaching Checks, Prohibition from Management Checks.
The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:
- safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children;
- fostering a culture of openness, safety, equality and protection;
- providing a safe and welcoming environment where both children and adults feel secure, able to talk and believe that they are being listened to;
- playing a key role in prevention of harm and an equal responsibility to act on any suspicion or disclosure that may indicate a child is at risk of harm;
- when concerned about the welfare of a pupil, acting in the best interests of the pupil.
All staff have a key role to play in identifying concerns early and in providing help for children and are expected to act in accordance with the school Safeguarding & Child Protection Policies.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job candidates to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
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