Education, qualifications and training
*(a) Good spoken and written English and numeracy skills.
*(b) GCSE Maths and English qualifications of A – C/4-9 grade or equivalent.
(c) Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. English and maths.
(d) NVQ 2 for Teaching Assistants or equivalent qualifications or experience.
(e) Training in supporting children with SEN, including the delivery of specific interventions.
*(a) Working with or caring for children of relevant age in an educational setting.
(b) Experience of working with children in an educational setting with a wide variety of learning needs including pupils with special educational needs, pupils with English as an additional language and children from challenging or disadvantaged home circumstances.
(c) Experience in delivering interventions, including small group and 1:1 work.
3. Skills and abilities
*(a) Ability to relate well to and build effective working relationships with children and adults.
*(b) Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.
(c) Ability to evaluate learning needs of children and actively seek learning opportunities for them.
(d) Ability to use positive behaviour management strategies to maintain high expectations of all.
(e) Effective use of ICT to support learning.
(f) Use of a range of equipment and technology.
(g) Ability to initiate and join in with playground and indoor games.
(h) Ability to support and encourage children to eat well at lunchtimes.
(i) Ability to train as a first aider.
4. Knowledge and Understanding
*(a) General understanding of national curriculum and other basic learning programmes/strategies.
(b) Basic understanding of child development and learning.
(c) Knowledge and understanding of special educational needs and a willingness to extend this.
(d) Knowledge and understanding of children’s social and emotional needs.
*(a) Commitment to all aspects of inclusive education.
*(b) Commitment to achieving high standards, accelerating progress, promoting independence and challenging all pupils.
(c) Commitment to encouraging participation of parents/carers and the wider community in the life of the school.
King Athelstan is a happy and diverse community school working to improve educational outcomes and opportunities in the local community. We have a Children’s Centre on site and Extended Schools’ provision in line with our vision of “Inspiring Excellence.” In September 2019 we opened a Specialist Resource Provision for children with Social, Emotional and/or Mental Health needs.
We offer a happy, dedicated and very supportive staff team and we provide excellent professional development opportunities. We work hard to put children’s welfare and happiness at the heart of everything we do. We have free parking available in our staff car park and are not far from the centre of Kingston
The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames is an equal opportunities employer. This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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