Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    3 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    23 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - Full time – Term Time plus 10 days (5 of which are INSET days) Contract Type - Permanent 43.6 weeks per year

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£21,968 - (Actual salary - £18,419)

What skills and experience we're looking for

PERSON SPECIFICATION – Teaching Assistant Seniors

Ability to demonstrate active listening skills

ESSENTIAL

Ability to use language and other communication skills to which children can relate

ESSENTIAL

Ability to empathise with the needs of children

ESSENTIAL

Ability to work effectively with other colleagues

ESSENTIAL

Ability to provide appropriate levels of individual attention, reassurance and help to achieve the intended learning outcomes

ESSENTIAL

Ability to undertake observations of individual children and complete records under the direction of the teacher

DESIRABLE

Knowledge Base

A good standard of education, particularly in English and Mathematics

ESSENTIAL

Knowledge of appropriate First Aid procedures

DESIRABLE

Knowledge of National Curriculum requirements for the age of the pupils

DESIRABLE

Knowledge of the use of basic technology ie photo-copier, computer, DVD and digital camera

DESIRABLE

Knowledge of Child Protection issues

DESIRABLE

Qualifications/Attainment

Evidence of attainment in a recognised TA qualification ie NVQ, NNEB, City & Guilds, BTEC etc or through relevant experience

ESSENTIAL

Evidence of attainment or training in Child Protection issues/procedures

DESIRABLE

Willingness to participate in further training and developmental opportunities offered

ESSENTIAL

Experience

Relevant experience in an educational establishment/setting

ESSENTIAL

Demonstrable evidence of establishing positive relationships with children

ESSENTIAL

Demonstrable evidence of experience in supporting children in a learning environment

ESSENTIAL

Attitude/approach

Willingness to be professionally discreet and to maintain confidentiality on all academy matters

ESSENTIAL

Willingness to adopt a flexible approach to all directed tasks

ESSENTIAL

Willingness to work as part of a team

ESSENTIAL

What the school offers its staff

Birkenhead High School Academy is unique on Wirral as a 3-19 girls state academy. We are a thriving, all through learning community, embracing core traditional values with a firm eye on the ever-changing future. Our overall school direction can be encapsulated in three words: challenge, opportunity and partnership. Girls are encouraged to be challenged, take risks and to develop a life-long love of learning. They are given every opportunity to develop in to fearless, confident and responsible young women. We foster a family community within the school and also we are very much part of the GDST wider family, sharing their aims as pioneers and shapers of girls’ education. BHSA students are strong members of this movement, with our girls benefitting from and contributing to the GDST’s extensive network.

We firmly promote the all through approach to education, with the Junior School’s “Grow, Flourish, Think” model seamlessly blending in with the Sixth Form “Aspirational, Inspired, Independent” message.

We have the highest standards in achievement, attendance, appearance and conduct. Our girls have access to outstanding levels of support both on the academic and pastoral front, coupled with plenty of stretch and challenge. Our high aspirations culture and ethos permeates both in and outside of the classroom and girls are encouraged to take advantage of our extensive enrichment programme and the plethora of GDST activities throughout their time at the school.

Applying for the job

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About Birkenhead High School Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 19
School size
1199 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19

Birkenhead High School Academy is unique on Wirral as a 3-19 girls state academy. We are a thriving, all through learning community, embracing core traditional values with a firm eye on the ever-changing future. Our overall school direction can be encapsulated in three words: challenge, opportunity and partnership. Girls are encouraged to be challenged, take risks and to develop a life-long love of learning. They are given every opportunity to develop in to fearless, confident and responsible young women. We foster a family community within the school and also, we are very much part of the GDST wider family, sharing their aims as pioneers and shapers of girls’ education. BHSA students are strong members of this movement, with our girls benefitting from and contributing to the GDST’s extensive network. We firmly promote the all through approach to education, with the Junior School’s “Grow, Flourish, Think” model seamlessly blending in with the Sixth Form “Aspirational, Inspired, Independent” message. We have the highest standards in achievement, attendance, appearance and conduct. Our girls have access to outstanding levels of support both on the academic and pastoral front, coupled with plenty of stretch and challenge. Our high aspirations culture and ethos permeates both in and outside of the classroom and girls are encouraged to take advantage of our extensive enrichment programme and the plethora of GDST activities throughout their time at the school.

Arranging a visit to Birkenhead High School Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email j.campion@birkhs.gdst.net.

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