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Teaching Assistant

A rare opportunity has arisen to join a hard-working and dedicated team of Teaching Assistants in a supportive and friendly environment at Brockhill Park.

Experience, particularly of working with students with dyslexia, is an advantage, but most valued is the enthusiasm to support and motivate young people and the ability to lead as a positive role model

Salary range starts at Point 4 (dependent upon experience) which is £14856 pro rata for 30 hpw term time only + 5 days Details for this position and application form are available on our website www.brockhill.kent.sch.uk or by email office@brockhill.kent.sch.uk

Brockhill Park is an 11-19 academy with Performing Arts and Rural Dimensions status and supports its own working farm. It is a popular school of 1300 students situated in rural surroundings on the edge of the Cinque Port of Hythe.

It is our purpose to develop a creative thinking culture, which is inclusive, innovative and vocational supported by the arts and rural dimension.

We want to:

Enable the future of every student and develop the capacity for lifelong learning

Build and sustain a strong safe learning community

Foster personalisation through creative and cultural learning

Secure sustainability and build capacity

Brockhill Park and all its staff is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment..

The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure & Barring Service plus verification of the right to work in the UK and receipt of positive references

 

Closing Date for application is Wednesday 2nd August 2017

Interviews from Monday 7th August 2017

 

Job Title:                     Teaching Assistant

Reports to: Class         Teacher Section:

Grade:                         BPS 4-11 depending upon experience                     

 

 

1. PURPOSE OF JOB

Support the class teacher in the teaching and welfare of children to ensure they attain the targets set under their individual educational programmes.

 

2. PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

·         Ensure the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe working environment making sure that equipment/resources/materials are set out on time and as per instructions received and used safely to enable pupils meet their learning targets.

·         Implement structured learning activities/teaching programmes and support pupils in accessing learning activities under the guidance of the class teacher, providing feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement in order for pupils to realise their full potential.

·         Be able to use a range of strategies to deal with classroom behaviour and understand individual behavioural needs to ensure pupils’ learning needs are met.

·         Assist teacher with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils. Support the pupils in accessing learning activities as directed by the teacher to enable pupils’ progress towards their targets. Be aware of and support differences to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

·         Administer routine tests and undertake routine marking as directed maintaining records as requested in order to allow the class teacher to concentrate on other activities requiring their professional input

·         Provide clerical/admin support (e.g. typing, photocopying, display, collection and recording of money etc.) and undertake basic recording keeping in respect of pupil learning, behaviour management, child protection etc. as directed in order to support the teacher deliver the specific learning programmes set for each child.

·         Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security and confidentiality reporting all concerns to an appropriate person to ensure pupils’ wellbeing.

·         Contribute to the overall work/aims of the school and appreciate and support the role of colleagues and other professionals to enable the school fulfil its development plans etc.

·         Undertake training and other learning activities and attend relevant meetings (within contracted hours) as required to ensure own continuing professional development.

 

3. NECESSARY EXPERIENCE

·         Good standard of general education together with good numeracy and literature skills.

·         Previous experience of working with children from 11 to 18 years

·         Use basic technology (computer, video, photocopier)

·         Knowledge of policies and procedures relating to child protection, health, safety, security, equal opportunities and confidentiality.

·         Have the ability to relate well to children and adults, understanding their needs and being able to respond accordingly.

·         Good influencing skills to encourage pupils to interact with others and be socially responsible.

 

4. DESIRABLE EXPERIENCE

·         Dyslexia training

·         Experience of working with  and supporting 6th Form students with their GCSE’s and A Level work

 

4. SCOPE FOR IMPACT

·         Support staff in schools make a strong contribution to pupils’ learning and achievement. Teaching Assistants provide support to teachers and schools allowing qualified teachers to make even more effective use of their time, professional knowledge, skills and understanding. TAs contribute to pupils’ learning and will have a significant impact on pupils’ achievement.

 

5. JOB CONTEXT

·         TAs will be expected to work effectively with individual pupils and/or small groups under the direction and supervision of a class teacher. They will contribute to, and need to demonstrate skills in, planning, monitoring, assessment and class management. TAs would also be expected to work as part of the school team and contribute to plans to ensure the school meets its aims.

·         The post holder must work within the relevant policies, codes of practice and legislation reporting any concerns to the relevant person.

·         The post holder must have good communications skills to be able to inform, persuade, inspire and motivate pupils and provide feedback to other professionals and parents as required.

 

7. CHANGE STATEMENT

As a result of the Government’s initiative “School Workforce Reform” and the National Agreement “Raising Standards –Tackling Workloads” new ways of employing support staff in schools are being sought. The National Workload agreement suggests that schools should deploy more staff in extended roles. As part of the Single Status agreement Learning Support job families are being created and roles at all levels are being evaluated in this light.

Reception and School Office Administrator

We would like to hear from positive, pro-active and highly motivated applicants with excellent customer service skills and a professional manner who wish to support the busy administration team at Brockhill Park.  Good communication skills and the ability to prioritise and organise are essential.  Previous administrative and receptionist experience is desirable.  Candidates will need to be highly confidential with all matters as the first point of call for visitors and incoming calls.

The successful candidate should enjoy contributing to an excellent working environment for pupils, staff and parents. 

Salary range starts at Point 4 which is £14856 pro rata for 37 hpw term time only + 10 days (actual salary £12821)

Details for this position and application form are available on our website www.brockhill.kent.sch.uk or by email lchilvers@brockhill.kent.sch.uk

Brockhill Park is an 11-19 academy with Performing Arts and Rural Dimensions status and supports its own working farm.  It is a popular school of 1300 students situated in rural surroundings on the edge of the Cinque Port of Hythe. 

It is our purpose to develop a creative thinking culture, which is inclusive, innovative and vocational supported by the arts and rural dimension. 

We want to:

Enable the future of every student and develop the capacity for lifelong learning

Build and sustain a strong safe learning community

Foster personalisation through creative and cultural learning

Secure sustainability and build capacity                                                                            

Brockhill Park and all its staff is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment..

The post is subject to an enhanced disclosure application to the Disclosure & Barring Service plus verification of the right to work in the UK and receipt of positive references

 

Closing Date for application is Friday 30th June 2017

Interviews Wednesday 5th July 2017

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