This job expired on 17 April 2023

  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    17 April 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

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Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 5 days a week, 35 hours per week, term time only plus 5 Inset Days with a view to amended hours due to after school club support. Also, we would welcome applications from individuals looking to explore flexible working hours.

Contract type


Pay scale

TA2 to TA4

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • GCSE passes in Maths and English (4) or equivalent.

Previous experience supporting pupils in a school setting in a supportive classroom role, pastorally or in a mentoring capacity.

  • Ability to establish good working relationships with pupils acting as a role model.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to assist members of the public with queries and complaints.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to prioritise workload to ensure that matters are responded to appropriately.
  • Ability to record information accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Must have a commitment to safeguarding children.
  • Good working knowledge of, and be able to follow, relevant school policies
  • Approachable attitude when dealing with pupils, parents or other visitors.
  • TA level 2 or above

    Forest school training

    Solution focused trained

    Mental health first aid

    Group work facilitation

    Youth/Community Support or Family Support experience.

    To be patient and able to be persistent with pupils to build up relationships.

    The ability to show empathy to others.

    The ability to help pupils problem solve.

    To role model resilience.

    Ability to be flexible when it’s one of those days!

What the school offers its staff

Walkwood is a school that has clear values that are taught within all lessons alongside the subject knowledge and associated skills. Therefore, we are seeking a colleague who will uphold our school values, and who also believes that each individual pupil deserves high-level pastoral care.

Commitment to safeguarding

Walkwood Church of England Middle School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in obtaining this post you will be subject to a Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and health screening. As part of our safer recruitment processes, if you are shortlisted for the post, we will carry out a social media account search.

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About Walkwood Church of England Middle School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 9 to 13
Education phase
View all Middlejobs
School size
650 pupils enrolled
Age range
9 to 13
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Walkwood is a place of learning where clear values are taught within all lessons alongside the subject knowledge and associated skills.

Our school is “middle deemed secondary”, and the timetable is run as for a secondary school, with great emphasis placed on subject specialisms. Tutor groups are based within four colleges, and each groups is made up of pupils in Year 5 to 8.

Walkwood teachers support children in developing their understanding of problem solving and reasoning in a broad range of contexts in which they can explore, enjoy, learn, practice and talk about their developing understanding. Children are offered opportunities for these skills to be practiced in order to give them confidence and competence in their use.

Throughout their time at Walkwood, all pupils are encouraged to express themselves creatively and imaginatively, through their reading, writing, speaking and listening. We expose them to a wide range of genres, text types and visual and audio media to stimulate their responses. The Walkwood Learning Roots (all our “Learning Superheroes”: Reflective Learner, Team Worker, Creative Thinker, Independent Enquirer, Self-Manager, Information Retriever and Effective Participator) help our pupils to reflect on their own skills as learners and to develop these skills across the curriculum, in an interactive and creative manner.

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