The Forest Academy is seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work under the guidance of teaching staff to support students in and out of the classrooms. This role will suit someone who is considering a career in teaching and wants to gain experience in a school prior to applying to train to be a teacher, potentially through our School Direct Programme. Experience of working with young people is preferred as this role will demand the skills and personal qualities needed to maintain a calm and orderly learning environment.
About The Forest Academy
The Forest Academy (TFA) is a part of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust, along with Beal High School and BBIH, The Beacon Innovation Hub. TFA is an 11-18 mixed comprehensive school, located in the north east corner of Redbridge. Currently there are some 700 students on role.
TFA is on a journey of rapid improvement at all Key Stages. It is a welcoming educational environment and was judged as good for the second time in December 2017. Outcomes for progress are well above national average, particularly for disadvantaged learners.
The school boasts a really positive and supportive relationship between staff at all levels and between staff and students. Staff are encouraged to have an impact beyond their area. We have an impressive range of extra-curricular activities and all our staff are involved in running at least one. Ours is a caring and well-ordered environment in which all students can enjoy learning, develop enquiring minds and acquire the skills and knowledge they need for a changing world. Every day we see the results of our efforts in students who work responsibly and with consideration for others – they really are the best ambassadors for the school.
TFA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all members of staff to share this commitment. The below documents available to download from our website must be read prior to applying for this role and will be factored into interviews:
Keeping Children Safe in Education
BMAT – Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy
An enhanced DBS (with list checks) is required for this post.
We are delighted that we will be able to offer you:
- A competitive salary
- An Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which gives staff confidential support and personalised information and resources when they are experiencing everyday challenges or more serious problems.
- A car park space
How to apply
To apply, please send your completed application form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Application forms can be downloaded below, please note that CVs will not be accepted.
Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and The Forest Academy reserves the right to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made.
Closing date: 31 May 2018