Required for a January 2022 start, Bishopsgate School is seeking an enthusiastic and able Level 3 Teaching Assistant to join us in a permanent full-time position. The successful candidate will have a proven record of working with children and previous experience successfully supporting teaching and learning in a school environment would be an advantage.
Bishopsgate is a vibrant and happy community in which we all do our utmost to ensure that the children in our care enjoy their childhoods and develop a lifelong love of learning. Children's prep school years are precious and we strive for the highest standards both of teaching and learning and of pastoral care.
The mission of Bishopsgate School is to prepare its pupils for life beyond school, fostering the qualities of industry, tolerance and honesty among all members of the school community, and helping them build up the mental, emotional, social and strategic resources to enjoy challenge and cope with uncertainty and complexity; to discover the things they would love to be good at while strengthening their will and skill to pursue them.
The successful candidate will be keen to support that mission, and will be flexible in the day to day support activities that entails. You will be a naturally sociable person who comfortably works in collaboration with all. A willingness to contribute to the extra-curricular programme and support the pastoral life of our school is essential.
You will have the opportunity to become a central part of our diverse, enthusiastic and energetic family. We highly value our reputation as an excellent employer, and the successful candidate will benefit from a Contributory Pension Scheme, free and delicious lunch and snacks during term time, free staff parking, Cycle to Work scheme, all the benefits of our 'Bishopsgate Elevate' wellbeing programme, use of the beautiful new swimming pool, and the opportunity to grow and develop professional skills and qualifications.
This is a full-time term-time role with the normal working hours being 08:00 to 16:30 four days per week and one day from 08:00 to 17:30. However, the successful applicant must be prepared to work outside these hours occasionally to meet the requirements of the post.
Please see the job description and person specification for a complete view of the role. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately, using the Non-Teaching application options below, as this job may be withdrawn at any point without notice. Interviews will be held upon application from candidates of interest.
Bishopsgate School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include:
- Teaching, caring for, supervising and taking responsibility for the wellbeing of children
- Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for who you are responsible and with whom you come into contact
- Adhering to and ensuring compliance with the School’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy at all times
- The ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people
This role constitutes regulated activity.
The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants 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.