The successful candidate will
need to be enthusiastic, resilient and dedicated to making a difference to
children's learning. You will need to enjoy working with children and be
passionate and committed to helping children develop as independent and
confident individuals. This role will help support pupils to access all aspects
of learning and self-help skills. You will work closely with class teachers and
You would ideally hold an NVQ
level 3 and a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths (C or above) with a high
standard of written and spoken English. First aid qualifications would be
This permanent position will be
for a total of 30 hours per week. The hours are 8.45 – 15:15pm with an
unpaid lunchbreak of 30 minutes You would attend all INSET days.
We are looking for an individual who:
- Is a committed practitioner with
high expectations of our children and of themselves.
- Is passionate about teaching and
learning and has the ability and dedication to become an outstanding member of
- Is hardworking, a team player
and has a sense of humour.
- Is able to work on their own
initiative and manage and organise their time effectively.
- Can confidently communicate with
parents, carers and class teachers to keep them informed of a child's/pupil's
academic and emotional progress.
Why would you like to work at Cherry Tree?
- We love to learn outdoors in our
beautiful grounds and provide CPD in outdoor learning.
- We have a wonderful, diverse
community and celebrate this in our curriculum. We offer excellent CPD
opportunities and invest in the career development of our staff.
- We have an experienced, driven
leadership team who are willing to mentor, support and listen.
- We have a multiskilled and
highly dedicated team who put the children first and support one another.
- We work closely with our trust
to support and share resources, opportunities and ideas.
- We buy into a healthcare plan
which includes private medical care as well as wellbeing care, physiotherapy,
stress counselling and lifestyle screening days.
A visit to the school is recommended. Please contact via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01923 245490 to arrange
a suitable time.
Further information about our
school can be found on our website ww.cherrytree.herts.sch.uk
and our Twitter feed @CTS_Watford @headcherrytree
Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit their applications as
soon as possible as the school reserves the right to close the advert early
should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All
post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring
Service (DBS) check. We require you to disclose any previous criminal
convictions or cautions even if they are spent. Please be aware that
online searches may be completed as part of our pre-recruitment checks.
Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record
Declaration Form prior to interview.
When recruiting and selecting staff, the Trust is required to comply
with all relevant employment legislation to ensure we are recruiting within the
law as well as complying with the Trust’s Equality Policy. The Selection
Criteria document is critical in the process and sets out the requirements which
the person appointed should have in order to perform the duties of the post
satisfactorily and against which applicants will be assessed. The selection
criteria will be used throughout the recruitment process as an objective test
of assessing candidates at shortlisting, test and interview stages.
Shortlisting will be completed by assessing against the advertised person
specification. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating
to teaching and will include questions on child protection and/or safeguarding,
behaviour and safety. There will also be an observation element to the
selection day and a task.
Deadline for application: 12.00pm, Friday 24th November 2023
Shortlisting date: Friday 24th November 2023
Interview date: Tuesday 28th November
The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We require you to disclose any previous criminal convictions our cautions even if they are spent. Please be aware that that online searches may be completed as part of our pre-recruitment checks. Shortlisted candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Declaration Form prior to interview.
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