Teaching Assistant, Waltham Forest

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Heathcote School & Science CollegeWaltham Forest
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £18,657 - £19,623 per annum (payable pro-rata)
Contract term: Permanent


Normanton Park, Chingford, London E4 6ES   

Teaching Assistants 

Term time only (plus 5 days during school holidays), 30 hours per week, commencing as soon as possible.

Scale 3, point 14 – 17  £18,657 - £19,623 per annum (£13,597 – £14,301 pro-rata)   

Heathcote School has a new Headteacher and a new vision.  The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014) is built on and for the school to become ‘outstanding’ in all areas.    

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 currently seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated Teaching Assistants to join our SEND team, supporting our class teachers and working with individuals and groups of students to ensure all pupils have opportunities to make maximum progress.  The School has a strong SEND provision and a resourced provision for Hearing Impaired children.        

Successful candidates will have a minimum GCSE A*- C in English and Mathematics (or equivalent), and demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Secondary School experience working with pupils with a variety of needs and a solution-focused, can-do attitude is essential.    

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.   

If you are interested, please go to our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information.  The school has excellent resources including a brand new building which supports the transition of our Year 7 students.  Visits to our school are welcome.    

Completed application forms to be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk  

Closing Date for receipt of applications: 2pm Monday 16th October 2017 

Indicative dates for interviews: week commencing Monday 16th October 2017 

Heathcote School & Science College is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children.  The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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