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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    28 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

SP5-7

Playground Coach/Teaching Assistant job summary

Term time only – 40 weeks – 35 hours per week – 8.00am to 3.25pm

Required September 2024

We are looking for adults with excellent communication and interpersonal skills to inspire and motivate young people. Candidates must have the enthusiasm and flexibility to work with students aged 11-16 years with a range of individual needs including those with challenging behaviour. An excellent standard of English (both written and oral) is essential as well as the ability to work as part of a team.

We would welcome applications from graduates, particularly those with a sport’s degree, taking a ’gap’ year or those considering teaching as a career.

  • To lead and supervise playground activities with young people during breaks and lunchtimes
  • To work under the guidance of teachers and pastoral staff in helping students to overcome barriers to learning; supporting students both in class and one to one

This post would suit those who have an interest or experience in supporting and guiding young people in their learning and behaviour as well as enthusiasm for sports and recreational activities

Why work at The Compton School?

  • You will be joining a highly successful school with a national profile of excellence in teaching and learning, teacher training and student outcomes
  • We will provide you with exceptional training through our induction programme
  • All staff can access professional development opportunities tailored for their level of career development
  • A commitment to staff wellbeing, including a staff-run Wellbeing Team, staff socials, a staff choir, cakes in the staffroom every Friday, a cycle-to-work scheme, wellbeing afternoons and free access to an employee assistance package.

Who are we?

We are a massively oversubscribed mixed multi-ethnic school that has had four outstanding OFSTED inspections in succession, most recently in January 2018. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely put the school within the top 2% of schools nationally for progress.

At The Compton we understand that our brilliant teachers make a difference to the life chances of our students every day by helping them to secure outstanding outcomes. We always strive to appoint the very best teachers and once in post, we provide a work place environment that ensures their needs are fully met now and in the future.

The Compton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment

Commitment to safeguarding

The Compton School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About The Compton School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1350 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Compton school is part of Middlesex Learning Trust, a successful Multi Academy Trust. We are a hugely oversubscribed mixed multi-ethnic school that has had four consecutive outstanding OFSTED reports, the most recent being in January 2018. The Compton has a national profile for excellence in teaching and learning, in leadership, and for student outcomes. It is also a School-Centred Initial Teacher Training Centre and the Headteacher is an experienced National Leader of Education. Students at the Compton make exceptional progress - our results routinely putting the school within the top 5% of schools nationally for progress.

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