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Teaching Assistant

Aureus SchoolHarwell, Didcot

Are you an inspiring Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge?

Your opportunity

Come and join the growing Inclusion Team to enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum. We are looking to expand our team and are seeking enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to  provide in -class support to students with additional needs. There is also an opportunity to support students with their literacy or numeracy on a 1:1 basis or in small groups.  This is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding role working with 11-16 students to raise standards and attainment. This appointment will be temporary for 33 hours per week. The actual hours are 8am-3pm Monday to Friday but 8am to 3.30pm Thursdays. The actual starting salary will be £14,194 with an FTE equivalent of £18,000.

As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new classrooms using the latest equipment such as SMART TV boards in every classroom and visualisers enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. We are committed to providing an enhancing education where all students achieve academic success. Our inspirational and challenging curriculum allows all abilities to flourish with self-confidence to thrive. We are committed to helping every student with SEND to access a high quality education which meets their ability, interests and aspirations and which enables them to enjoy success in their learning.

We promote inclusion of all students and recognise students’ entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum whilst meeting their individual needs. We recognise that some students may require more support than others and we aim to plan accordingly. Every individual is valued, learning is enjoyed, success is celebrated and responsibility is shared enabling our students to grow into responsible, questioning citizens who play a full and active role in society.

About Aureus School

Aureus School is a state of the art 11-16 co-educational comprehensive school that opened in Didcot in 2017.We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire. Aureus School is a highly ambitious secondary school with a rigorous approach to academic standards. We are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. We collaborate with local stakeholders, such as Oxford University, Culham Science Centre and the Harwell Innovation Centre to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in Southern Oxfordshire.

Our mission is simple: We will instil courage, ambition and resilience in every student to empower them to achieve greatness as a global citizen through a combined drive for excellence. Our core values will underpin all of our decisions: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Love, Empathy, Courage, Confidence, Integrity and Resilience.

What we are looking for

● Be able to develop positive relationships with students

● Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour

● Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

● Be a confident and clear communicator with students

● A commitment to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities

Why work at Aureus School

Our vision for Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum, to the culture and ethos that will be at the heart of our school’s learning environment. Our commitment to you:

• Dedicated and passionate staff

• Inclusive learning environment

• Dynamic teaching and learning

• Creative curriculum and resources

• Framework for career development to HTLA

Thrive in a Career at GLF

GLF Schools is a dynamic, innovative and forward thinking Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

• Continuous Professional Development

• Work life and family friendly policies

• Flexible Working

• Staff Wellbeing

• Career Pathways and Talent Management

• Staff Benefits

• Community and Collaboration

• Valued worker scheme

The Details

Start date: ASAP (pending pre-vetting checks)

Salary- £14,194 Actual (£18,000 Full Time Equivalent)

Closing date for applications – Sunday 9th January (Midnight)

Interview date – Mutual convenience for school and candidate 

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy or appoint at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Contact

For more information about Aureus School or the role please email z.dewar@aureusschool.org.

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