Teaching Assistant, Surrey

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Surbiton High SchoolSurrey
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Location: Surbiton High Girls’/Boys’ Preparatory School, Surrey

Tenure: Full time, Term time plus 2 weeks

Reporting Line: Head of the Girls’/Boys’ Prep Schools

Surbiton High Girls’ and Boys’ Preparatory School is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of supporting schools in their quest to give every child the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.

To work with and support the classroom teachers at Surbiton High Girls’/ Boys’ Prep Schools to promote the highest standards of teaching, learning and pastoral care within all sections of the School

Key Responsibilities:

  • To foster interest and enthusiasm for learning amongst the children as well as encouraging a general spirit of intellectual enquiry and rigour
  • To assist and support teachers in the setting up of lessons and the preparation and display of art and written work
  • To help in classroom maintenance and lesson preparation, including sorting, tidying, filing, photocopying, sharpening pencils etc.
  • If required help/take groups for curriculum support, such as: Maths/spelling tests, reading, ICT, Art and in any sessions where extra help may be necessary
  • Assist with recording observations on children as part of ongoing assessment e.g. reading records
  • To attend and support the children in swimming or sports lessons where requested
  • To know the children, throughout the School, but especially those in the classes taught, for whom they are a point of contact on matters of the children’s wellbeing
  • To participate in the School’s programme for the personal and social development of the children
  • Under the guidance of the Head Teacher, to promote the development and progress in the social, academic and extra-curricular spheres of all the pupils in their care
  • Supervision duties, including: early morning duty, morning playtime, lunch, after school duty and First Aid
  • Assisting with extra-curricular clubs
  • To uphold and enforce School rules and to work in cooperation with colleagues to promote the high standards of behaviour and concern for other that are part of the School’s tradition and purpose
  • To attend meetings, curriculum sessions, INSET sessions and other such meetings as may be necessary for the discharge of teaching support, pastoral or other duties
  • To be fully aware of and to implement the School’s policy on Health and Safety
  • To liaise with colleagues over all matters relating to children’s progress and wellbeing as appropriate
  • To develop and maintain good working relationships with children, staff and parents
  • To be available to offer support at evening activities such as school productions / parent evenings, as reasonably requested by the Head
  • To undertake any other duties, which the Principal may reasonably request

The successful candidate will be likely to fit the following profile:

  • HLTA or Level 3
  • First Aid qualification would be an advantage
  • Ability to work co-operatively within a team
  • Proven ability to develop effective professional relationships with pupils, colleagues and parents
  • Commitment to the personal development of pupils
  • High levels of communication skills in English, both written and spoken, to enable effective communications with pupils, with colleagues and with pupils' parents
  • Professional experience of working with pupils at any of the Key Stages -EYFS,KS1 or KS2
  • Commitment to the personal and educational development of pupils and to an ethos of respect and service
  • Keenness to develop further as a Teaching Assistant in a well-resourced and supportive environment with co-operative and highly-motivated staff and pupils
  • Self-motivation and high levels of organisational and self-management skills
  • Commitment to personal professional development, and therefore willingness to develop own skills
  • Willingness to contribute to the wider education of pupils through the extra-curricular programme, including attending residential trips
  • Appropriate levels of personal presentation

Surbiton High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please note that the School reserves the right to appoint at any stage during the recruitment process.

For any queries relating to the role or your application, please email recruitment@surbitonhigh.com

To Apply

Please apply online by clicking on the following link: https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1065665

Closing date: 8:00am, Thursday 16th November 2017

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