Teaching Assistant - Lower School
Required for March 2020
32.5 Hours per week - Term Time plus 5 inset days
Salary – Scale 2, inclusive of Outer London Weighting (£19,990 - £20,351) circa £15,852
We are looking for well-qualified candidates to support students in Year 2.
Graduates who are considering a career in education are encouraged to apply.
The success of Preston Manor School is built on an 80-year old reputation which continues to flourish through its committed staff, dedicated Governors and supportive parents.
We are an all-through co-operative school with pupils ranging from 4 – 19 years. Staff are expected to make the most of this all through provision and to liaise with relevant colleagues in all parts of the school. The school is over two sites and there may be times when colleagues are expected to work across both sites with pupils.
We value working in partnership together with our young people to achieve the best outcomes for every pupil that joins our prestigious school. The school is oversubscribed for places, reflecting the reputation the school has for its academic rigour and excellence in teaching and learning.
We are proud of our focus on student and staff wellbeing, which is evident from the moment you step into our community. We are driven in our aims and ambitions and aspire to continue to build on our success in a supportive and friendly environment. At Preston Manor we celebrate diversity and equality of opportunity, which is reflected in our high staff-retention rates and the success of our pupil population.
As a Teaching Assistant, you will be committed to inclusive education by helping pupils to access the curriculum and participate in the wider life of the school to reach their potential.
We are looking to appoint candidates with excellent literacy, numeracy and communication skills as well as initiative, flexibility, a sense of humour and the ability to relate to children with a variety of needs. We are particularly keen to hear from graduates who are looking to enter the teaching profession. Experience of working with children of primary age would be an advantage.
In return we will offer:
• Experience of mentoring and supporting students individually, in small-group interventions and as part of in-class support.
• A commitment to staff development in terms of CPD, line management and appraisal.
• A friendly team of experienced and supportive staff.
The school is situated within walking distance of the world famous, Wembley Stadium, which offers easy access to newly created facilities including the London Designer Outlet.
The school benefits from excellent transport links via public transport and is located a short walk from both Wembley Park and Preston Road Underground Stations. Central London locations are accessible within 20 minutes from the school. The school is also easily accessible from main roads including the M25, M1, M40, A40 and A406.
The above post provides an excellent opportunity to work in a high quality environment and to become part of a highly motivated and visionary team.
Applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnicity or disability.
Closing Date: noon Monday 24th February 2020
Interview Date: Tuesday 10th March 2020
Applications will only be accepted from candidates who complete in full the school’s application form. CV’s will not be accepted in substitution for a completed Application Form but may be included with the Application Form.
The school reserves the right to change these dates, and to close the vacancy at any time, so early application is advised.
Preston Manor School is committed to the welfare and safety of its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undergo the necessary safeguarding checks including an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.