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  • Closing date

    21 September 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

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Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

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What skills and experience we're looking for

Downlands Community School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Forest School Assistant. The role will involve supporting our Forest School teacher with the delivery of Forest Schools as well as supporting the SEND department as a Teaching Assistant.

The aims of the Forest Schools Course are:

  • To encourage and inspire through positive experiences and participation in engaging and motivating achievable tasks and activities in a woodland environment
  • To help develop personal, social and emotional skills, for example independence, self-discovery, confidence, communication skills and raise self-esteem
  • To learn about the natural environment, how to handle risks and most importantly to use their own initiative to solve problems and co-operate with others
  • To be a stepping stone for further study or careers in the Landbased industry

There will be an opportunity for the successful candidate to complete a Level 2 Forest School leadership qualification.

What the school offers its staff

We offer a fantastic Private Healthcare package with Benenden Health, and can access a 30% discount on memberships at Freedom Leisure. Additionally, all members of staff are entitled to a Wellbeing Day each academic year.

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About Downlands Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
1225 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Downlands Community School is a thriving, 11-16, mixed, Local Authority, comprehensive school, set in a beautiful location at the foot of the South Downs and only 6 miles north of Brighton with an enviable reputation for success with pupils of all abilities and from all social backgrounds. The School was inspected by OFSTED in November 2016 and the report, published in January 2017 found that the School was “Outstanding” in all areas. The School is now striving to become “beyond outstanding”.

Arranging a visit to Downlands Community School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email sjohnson@downlands.org.

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