Teaching Assistant - Level 2

Chaffinch Brook School, Croydon, CR0 6NA

31 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £26,040 and £26,985

Actual salary

Between £23,073 and £23,910

Pay scale

Grade 5 SCP 13-15 (Outer London)

What skills and experience we're looking for

● First aid training/training as appropriate.

● Good numeracy/literacy skills.

● Be able to react constructively to challenging situationsinvolving the care and management of individual children.

● Being able to deal with emotional and physical challengespresented by regular involvement in physical intervention.

● Participate in development and training opportunities.

● Good knowledge of using specialist ICT resources /programmes to ensure pupil access

● Excellent communication skills together with the ability tocommunicate fluently in English to fulfil the requirements of the post.

● Use basic technology – computer, video, and photocopier.

● Ability to relate well to children and adults.

● Work constructively as part of a team, understandingclassroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

● Displays commitment to the protection and safeguarding ofchildren and young people.

● Participate in development and training opportunities.

● Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seeklearning opportunities.

● Working with or caring for children of relevant age.

● Enhanced DBS Check

● Above average exposure to pupils with traumatic,degenerative, terminal conditions, or who have difficult and demanding behavioural problems, will require the postholder to cope with above average levels of emotional stress.

● Close contact with pupils may result in some exposure tobodily fluids.

● May require Hepatitis B vaccination.

● Particularly in schools that have pupils with behaviouraldifficulties, postholder can be at risk of physical injury and needs to remain vigilant and observe risk assessment protocols.

● Members of staff must take part in the behavioural andphysical intervention training that it is offered by the School

What the school offers its staff

  • Competitive salary.
  • Collaborative working within our shared family of schools to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.
  • Fantastic facilities to resource your ability to teach your students without limitations.
  • Exciting, accelerated leadership development and early promotion opportunities for the right candidates.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Beckmead Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people so expect all staff and volunteers, as well as those who work on the premises, to share this commitment. As part of our safeguarding commitment, appointment to any post is subject to receipt of satisfactory references, medical clearance to include the ability to participate in Behavioural and Physical Intervention and a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check as well as evidence of the right to live and work in the United Kingdom.

Applying for the job

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@beckmeadtrust.org

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About Chaffinch Brook School

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 16
School size
92 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16

Arranging a visit to Chaffinch Brook School

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

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