Teaching Assistant Glenthorne High School, Sutton, Surrey

Job description

Teaching Assistant

To start: September 2019

Hours: 33 hours per week

We are looking to appoint a professional, friendly and caring Teaching Assistant to join our well-established SEN Department to provide support for our SEN pupils. The pupils you will be working with have learning difficulties or behavioural issues and you will be supporting them in class so that they can participate in the lesson and achieve their full potential.

The successful candidate will be able to communicate effectively with pupils and adults alike and will have good literacy and organisational skills, as well as the ability to enthuse and motivate pupils at all levels. An interest in Humanities or Science would be useful but not essential.

This role would suit a graduate who wishes to gain in-school experience prior to undertaking teacher training as well as those who would like to pursue a career as a Teaching Assistant

For further details and submit your application please email: recruitment@glenthorne.sutton.sch.uk

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed for all vacancies.

Glenthorne High School can offer staff:

The opportunity to work in an 'outstanding' school

A programme of support for NQTs and those in their second year of teaching

A comprehensive programme of professional development for staff (both teaching and non-teaching) at all levels

The opportunity to work with colleagues who have a passion to inspire pupils.

Well established behaviour management systems, pupils feel valued and supported and able to learn.

A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas.

Glenthorne High School is part of the Willow Learning Trust and is a National Teaching School with a specialism in the arts. The school is a mixed comprehensive academy with over 1500 pupils, which has been judged 'outstanding' in all areas by OFSTED. This is a genuine opportunity to join a popular school and become an integral part of the academy's continuing success.

The Willow Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to protecting our pupils and staff and therefore have a rigorous recruitment process which includes assessing candidates’ suitability to work with children. We expect all staff to share this commitment and hold an enhanced DBS disclosure.​​​​​​​

Safer Recruitment

Glenthorne High School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to protecting our pupils and staff and therefore have a rigorous recruitment process which includes assessing candidates’ suitability to work with children. All staff will be required to hold an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

Equal Opportunities

At Glenthorne High School, we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief.

Essential educational requirements

1. Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) with 5 GCSEs graded A*-C including English and Maths.
2. Good literacy (both verbal and written).
3. Ability to complete and maintain pupil progress records.
4. Ability to apply the school behaviour management policies and strategies in order to contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
5. Ability to use ICT effectively to support pupils’ learning.
6. Ability to communicate effectively with pupils who have specific emotional, cultural, physical, learning or social needs.
7. Ability to gain the respect of pupils through a manner of confidence and authority.
8. Ability to undertake a variety of related duties, including assisting with internal and external examinations.
9. Ability to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team.
10. Ability to participate in the running of extra-curricular activities for SEN pupils.

Essential qualifications

1. Educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) with 5 GCSEs graded A*-C including English and Maths.
2. Good literacy (both verbal and written).
3. Ability to complete and maintain pupil progress records.
4. Ability to apply the school behaviour management policies and strategies in order to contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
5. Ability to use ICT effectively to support pupils’ learning.
6. Ability to communicate effectively with pupils who have specific emotional, cultural, physical, learning or social needs.
7. Ability to gain the respect of pupils through a manner of confidence and authority.
8. Ability to undertake a variety of related duties, including assisting with internal and external examinations.
9. Ability to work flexibly and co-operatively as part of a team.
10. Ability to participate in the running of extra-curricular activities for SEN pupils.

Essential skills and experience

. Experience or interest in English/Humanities or Science.
. Experience of delivering lessons to small groups.
. Relevant qualification in working with children eg NVQ.
. Experience of working in a support capacity in a school.


About Glenthorne High School

Address
Sutton Common Road, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 9PS
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Glenthorne High School website (opens in a new window)