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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    10 May 2024

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Job role

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£28,253.00 Annually (FTE)

Sports Leader and Learning Support Assistant job summary

Sports Leader and Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Scale Point 7 (FTE: £28,253)

Hours: 8.00am-4:30pm Monday to Friday; Term Time only

Start Date: 1st September 2024

A unique hybrid role within an outstanding school in Richmond. The role is split between Sports Leadership across the school, and supporting individual children with complex needs.

As Sports Leader, the successful candidate will coach extra-curricular sports teams, oversee the strategy for sporting development and participation across the school, manage sporting events and team selection, and be a role model for the positive value of sport in children’s personal development. The school Sports Leader will develop strong relationships with children and families, building on the school’s strong sporting culture to deliver an inclusive, extensive and high-quality sporting provision.

For the right candidate, there is also the opportunity to deliver whole-class PE lessons across a range of year groups, and to support the development of others in their delivery of high-quality practice in PE.

As a Learning Support Assistant, the successful candidate will provide high-quality support for children with Education, Healthy and Care Plans in a mainstream class. The role will involve working closely with individual children with complex needs, supporting their academic and personal development, and being a ‘champion’ for individual children within our school setting.

This is a fixed term contract for one year, with the potential to extend into a permanent role.

Deer Park School moved into its state-of-the-art new premises in April 2021. Operated by Bellevue Place Education Trust, the school offers a broad and balanced curriculum and strives to ensure that every child succeeds and achieves their full potential.

If you are ready for a new and exciting challenge we will offer you:

High quality, personalised professional development

Vibrant and exciting opportunities to be part of a school from its infancy

Creative and innovative approaches to teaching and learning

Valuable support from a strong and growing network of partner schools

If you have the skills and drive to be successful in this role, please request an application pack by emailing us at careers@deerparkschool.org.uk . If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about the post and the school with the Headteacher, Alex Lee, please email us and we will arrange a time.

Closing Date for applications: Monday 3rd June 2024 – midday (We reserve the right to close at any point before this should a suitable candidate be identified).

Interviews: Week beginning Monday 10th June, 2024 (these may be held earlier if a suitable candidate is identified)

For more information please visit www.deerparkschool.org.uk

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references, pre-employment and DBS checks. Deer Park School will welcome a diverse population of both children and staff and is committed to promoting and developing equality of opportunity in all its functions.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and work in accordance with our child protection policies and procedures.
The post holder is responsible to adhere to and ensure compliance with the school’s policies at all times. If the post holder becomes aware of any actual or potential risks to the safety or welfare of children in the school, he/she must report any concerns to the school’s Designated Safeguarding Officer or Deputy Safeguarding Officer.

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About Deer Park School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
329 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

A very warm welcome to Deer Park School – a brand new primary free school which has opened in Richmond Upon Thames for children aged 4 to 11 years old.

The school takes great pride in its happy and warm environment, where each and every pupil is valued and supported. Pupils at Deer Park School are nurtured and guided through life; we aim to stimulate and inspire each child, develop their interests and equip them with lifelong learning skills.

The school opened with one class of 30 children in September 2015 – this will eventually increase to an intake of 60 children once we move into our permanent site. We will then admit up to 60 children each year to the Reception year and when full, the school will have 420 pupils on roll. The admissions point for the school will also be taken from Ryde House, our permanent location, for all parents applying from September 2018 onwards.

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