We are seeking to appoint a 1:1 Learning Assistant to join our school family and work with our experienced staff, our well behaved and enthusiastic children and their supportive parents. This would involve supporting children across EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
The role would require you to work term time only (plus Inset Days), Monday to Friday 8.40am to 3.10pm with an unpaid 45 minute break for lunch. It is a Fixed Term role tied to funding received for a child, which we anticipate to end in July 2024 but may be extended.
Beechcroft St Paul’s is a popular school situated in an urban part of Weymouth. It opened 26 years ago as a purpose-built infant school. In 2003 it became a Church of England Primary School and over the years the school building has been extended including provision for Foundation 1 children in Eden. In August 2017 we joined DSAT as part of the Weymouth Bay Hub.
Eden has developed into a thriving setting with 24 children in most sessions and a growing waiting list. The Eden staff and children work closely with our reception class as part of a foundation unit and is led by our experienced EYFS lead, who teaches our reception class.
Beechcroft St Paul’s is a family and the special atmosphere in the school is often commented upon. Staff and governors work hard to ensure the very best educational opportunities for every child as a unique individual. Our Christian ethos is important to us and we have excellent links with our local church, St Paul’s, and the wider community. This was a key finding of our SIAMs inspection in 2021, please see just some of the comments made by the SIAMs inspector below.
As part of our learning community you will benefit from:
Welcoming and compassionate environment with strong support from the leadership team. - “A coherent staff team live out the vision in daily interactions, forming enriching relationships. Staff at all levels indicate how they are valued and enabled to flourish.” SIAMs 2021
A fully mapped out curriculum which - “engages pupils in learning and enhances their self-belief in what they can achieve.” SIAMs 2021
Enthusiastic and inspiring children - “Pupils enthusiastically describe examples of where they use the Christian vision of ‘soaring’ in everyday situations. Frequent responses are, ‘not giving up when we are stuck’ or, ‘we support each other’.” SIAMs 2021
A commitment to high quality, collegiate professional development working in partnership within a forward looking and expanding network of schools - “Rich partnerships have accelerated the school’s development.” SIAMs 2021
Access to staff benefits and a family approach
We ask in return is that you:
Are warm, caring and passionate about helping our children learn, develop and flourish
Have a supportive and nurturing approach towards children
Can work creatively using our curriculum as a starting point
Confident teachers who demonstrate high expectations of both pupil achievement and behaviour for all
Passionate about learning and demonstrate a desire to research and find out more in order to improve their own practice
Flexible, with a strong commitment to teamwork
Have great organisational, interpersonal and communication skills
Keen to share and develop professionally as an outstanding, skilled teacher who demonstrates a potential for future leadership
Visits to our school are welcomed, please contact the school office on 01305 783500 to make an appointment.
Thank you once again for your interest in the post. We look forward to welcoming you to Beechcroft St Paul’s.
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