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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    23 February 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    31 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - until 24th July 2024

Full-time equivalent salary

£27030 - £27438

Actual salary

Actual salary approx. £23151

Pay scale

Grade 3 SP5 (SP 5-6)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who are we?

The Robert Fitzroy Academy is a primary school in Croydon situated in the heart of the local community. Our fundamental belief is that the whole child is the whole point.

It is our goal to create a school where children can achieve academically but also flourish as citizens of the world.

What are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit an experienced Teaching Assistant, specifically to work with two pupils with special educational needs - one in year 4 and one in year 6. You will need to have personal qualities and skills of the highest order, to help ensure that the Robert Fitzroy Academy becomes a truly outstanding and highly successful school. Your role will be to support the class teacher, to support pupils’ learning and to support the ethos of the Academy.

In particular, successful candidates should have:

  • Experience of working with and caring for children with special educational needs within a school setting.
  • Experience of working with children with limited verbal skills.
  • Able to work independently with support from teachers to deliver a personalised curriculum & the ability to ask questions.
  • Ability to deliver intervention to support skills.
  • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
  • Enthusiasm and dedication to developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching, mentoring and guidance.
  • A commitment to promoting and fostering good relationships between children and with parents and colleagues.
  • The ability to deescalate children who are dysregulated and an understanding of positive behaviour management.
  • Knowledge of the SEND code on practice

You should be:

  • Forward thinking and willing to adapt to the changing needs of the school and the SEN pupils.
  • Able to work independently and plan support for children in collaboration with the teacher and follow recommendations from outside agencies.
  • Able to promote the warm, caring and friendly ethos of the school to pupils, parents and the public.
  • Able to work under pressure, whilst remaining calm and patient
  • Able to manage challenging behaviour linked to needs.
  • Confident to use your own initiative when required.
  • Good at working to timescales and able to timetable your day using visual timetables for the children.
  • Computer literate and knowledgeable about SMART targets

What the school offers its staff

  • An active school community with supportive parents
  • An award-winning learning environment
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
  • Continued professional development through weekly meetings.
  • Support from teachers, team leaders and Senior leaders
  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the same passion for primary education.

Further details about the role

Please download the Application Pack for more information about the role.

Commitment to safeguarding

RFA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS disclosure check is required for this post. Applicants who have lived or worked overseas for more than six months in the last 10 years will be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct.

Applying for the job

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About Robert Fitzroy Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
577 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
020 8662 9700

We are an Ofsted rated ‘Good School’ with two previous ‘Good’ inspections since our opening in 2012.

We are a school who believe in human flourishing; championing the children’s whole experience at school. We want our enriching and tailored curriculum to impact the children’s mind, body and soul.

The whole child is the whole point of what we do here at RFA.

The Robert Fitzroy Academy is a school that dreams big for its pupils.

The school is named after a man called (as you may guess!) Robert Fitzroy.

There is so much from his character and life that is embodied in the school ethos, culture and actions. He was a sea captain leading different expeditions and we want our children to have that same sense of fun and adventure, team and kinship, risk taking attitude to their learning and being bold and inquisitive.

Yet, he was also a pioneering meteorologist starting the process of forecasting the weather! With this in mind, we also want our children to be thirsty for knowledge, build great learning habits, learn from mistakes and be focused and resilient every day come rain or shine!

It is a combination of these skills and attributes that we want to cultivate for our children, allowing them to thrive within the next phase of their learning and beyond. Education really matters and we want to ensure that ‘every day and every lesson’ counts.

Arranging a visit to Robert Fitzroy Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email ask@robertfitzroyacademy.org.

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