Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    4 December 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 November 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

£26,956 - £27,869 per annum. NJC Scale Points 20 – 22

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • GCSE levels A-C in literacy and numeracy, or the equivalent

Willingness to gain a first aid qualification

  • Experience of working with young children
  • Experience of covering whole classes
  • Demonstrable levels of numeracy & literacy equivalent to GCSE (A-C) or NVQ Level 2 (or by test).
  • Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy.

A minimum of two years’ experience of working with children

  • Ability to assist children on an individual basis, in small groups and through whole class work Clearly explain tasks and foster children’s independence.
  • Can successfully supervise children, modelling defined behaviour management policies Ability to work with guidance, but under limited supervision.
  • Liaise and communicate effectively with others.
  • Demonstrate good organisational skills
  • Possess good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills both in working relationship with young pupils and informing effective professional relationships with a wide range of contacts.

Good organisational and time management skills. Sound IT skills to support learning and maintain electronic information systems.

  • Knowledge of the requirements of the national literacy and numeracy strategies.
  • Knowledge & understanding of the National Curriculum including the literacy and numeracy strategies.
  • Understanding of positive behaviour management strategies.
  • Understanding of First Aid procedures.
  • Knowledge of the needs of young children
  • An understanding of child development and the ways in which children learn
  • Knowledge of safeguarding children

  • Enthusiasm and a positive outlook
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Creativity in problem solving together with a willingness to take on or try new approaches and ideas
  • Flexibility
  • A positive attitude towards professional development and their own learning
  • Reliability and integrity
  • Good personal organisation
  • Good attendance and punctuality record

Be committed to maintaining a distinctive and inclusive Christian ethos in the Academy

What the school offers its staff

Wren has benefitted from a £23.4 million building programme with our Sixth Form Centre, being completed in October 2012 and our Primary in 2016. We now have a campus that is architecturally innovative and visually impressive with a high emphasis being placed on environmental sustainability. The buildings provide for a wide range of teaching and learning approaches with larger, flexible learning areas and smaller group rooms alongside more traditional classrooms. The working environment for all staff is of a high quality.

Other benefits of teaching at Wren:

  • Children of colleagues working at Wren for over two years are given priority for a place in Reception or Year 7
  • An exceptionally talented and mutually supportive staff team who are open to change and driving things forward positively
  • Talented, courteous and ambitious students
  • A pleasant and attractive working environment
  • Excellent professional development opportunities with personalised training and opportunities for career development
  • A range of staff wellbeing projects
  • Free refreshments and lunchtime allowance
  • Planning and evaluation time during the school day
  • Use of a school iPad and/or laptop
  • Use of ‘Mark Mate’ an innovative use of technology which supports staff workload enormously as well as improving feedback for pupils.

Applying for the job

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About Wren Academy Finchley

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 18
School size
1626 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

Wren Academy Finchley is located in the London Borough of Barnet. It is the founder of the Wren Academies Trust, a MAT which is sponsored by the Church of England and Berkhamsted School. The Academy has developed a strong reputation for outstanding teaching and learning, as demonstrated by our Progress 8 figure, which places us in the top 65 schools nationally. We are an all-through school with a thriving sixth form and a primary phase which opened in September 2015. The engaging curriculum and state of the art buildings have contributed to the Academy’s notable success. There is also a strong focus on student well-being so that every individual is happy and secure to learn and thrive within a caring community. Wren is a MAT and plans are well advanced to create a new school in a neighbouring borough which will provide exciting professional development opportunities for all staff.

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