HEATHCOTE SCHOOL & SCIENCE COLLEGE
Normanton Park, London, E4 6ES
Teaching Assistants required
Scale 3, point 14 – 17 (£18,657 – £19,623 per annum, payable pro-rata)
30 hours per week, term time only (45.6 weeks)
Commencing as soon as possible
Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision. The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential. In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.
The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:
· Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.
· Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.
· Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.
· Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress.
We are looking to recruit qualified and talented Teaching Assistants to work with pupils and staff to support in class and implement agreed work programmes with individuals or groups with special educational needs.
The successful candidate will be a strong practitioner who understands the demands of pupils with a wide range of special needs, liaising with teachers to establish an appropriate learning environment for those pupils requiring support. You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of teachers and leaders, Teaching Assistants and HI Communicators. We have a new SENDCO in post who is absolutely committed to the professional growth of TAs and the development of a forward looking and happy team. The position will suit those with a desire to develop a career as a teacher.
The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be. We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all. The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest.
If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information. We welcome and encourage visits to the school and if you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the School Office on 020 8498 5110.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date for receipt of applications: 2:00pm Monday 16th April 2018
Indicative date for interviews: week commencing Monday 23rd April 2018
Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above. We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.
Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.