22 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    16 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

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Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Full time, part time: Full and part time opportunities

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Salary B and B/C depending on experience and qualifications

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to recruit a talented, motivational, and inspiring individual to provide teachers and the SEN team with practical support. You will work either individually or with small groups of children to promote positive learning and behaviour.

A passion and interest in supporting all children in a school setting is essential. This is an immensely rewarding role in its own right but also provides good experience for anyone considering training as a teacher.

The successful candidate will

  • be organised, flexible and reliable, with the ability to work with students in a professional and appropriate way
  • be well-motivated and keen to show their enthusiasm for the role
  • introduce work to students, set by a subject specialist, and support the students with their learning in the absence of the classroom teacher
  • issue (not setting) work, managing behaviour, responding to students' general queries and ensuring students are working to their full potential,
  • contribute to the development of the department as part of a dedicated team
  • have a professional attitude that is open to innovative ways of working
  • be flexible and adaptable when faced with challenges

In return you will

  • experience a caring, positive ethos that prioritises staff wellbeing and recognition
  • be empowered to work with ambitious, dedicated, capable staff who are deeply committed to develop the whole child
  • experience working with children who enjoy being at school, behave exceptionally and have excellent attitudes to learning
  • work in a professional, stimulating, and collaborative working environment

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed, and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is over 1400 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently outstanding and the best in West Berkshire, and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically.’

More information about the post and the school can be found on our websitewww.thedownsschool.orgor by contacting Clare Lowery, HR Manager on 01635 270000.

Please submit your application form torecruitment@thedownsschool.org

What the school offers its staff

In return you will

  • experience a caring, positive ethos that prioritises staff wellbeing and recognition
  • be empowered to work with ambitious, dedicated, capable staff who are deeply committed to develop the whole child
  • experience working with children who enjoy being at school, behave exceptionally and have excellent attitudes to learning
  • work in a professional, stimulating, and collaborative working environment

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

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About The Downs School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1363 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The Downs School, a Foundation, 11-18 comprehensive school, is a successful, oversubscribed and popular school serving the Downs area of West Berkshire. The roll is nearly 1300 with a well-established sixth form. Results at all levels are consistently above national averages and Ofsted described our students as having ‘excellent personal and social skills’ who ‘achieve well academically’.

Arranging a visit to The Downs School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@thedownsschool.org.

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