We are looking for someone to
join our successful Learning Support Team, who shares our vision supporting students to develop a
full and productive life. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, flexible,
and talented Teaching Assistant. Part
time applications will be considered.
appointed applicant will be part of a department that has high standards and
achieves excellent results with their students. The Department benefits from a
number of highly trained staff that includes experience working in primary
schools, significant expertise in reading support and numeracy support and
several of our staff hold mental health qualifications. We are part of the
first cohort of the Peterborough Virtual School’s Connected Communities
are warmly welcomed; the ideal candidate would have experience working with
children and relevant Teaching Assistant qualifications or experience would be
an advantage. We
will consider all applicants, including those looking ahead to future careers
The King’s (The Cathedral) School is a very special place to work,
educating children from seven years old through to eighteen. The School has an
incredibly strong reputation in the area and is one of a very small number of
state Schools that has retained close links to the Cathedral dating all the way
back to 1541. The School is heavily oversubscribed, staff retention is very
high, and staff will typically choose to send their own children to the school
for their education. The School places
a real emphasis on students achieving well academically alongside participating
in a wide range of sporting, musical and leadership opportunities.
School offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities and we ensure our SEN
students benefit from these. These
include House Music competition, Year 7 and 9 residential trips, Duke of
Edinburgh Award (Bronze and Gold), School drama performances, trips to France
and Germany, sport, and attending activities week programmes. We often have SEN students in senior prefect
roles in Year 13.
Main Responsibilities and Duties
Support for pupils
• Supervise and support pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning.
• Establish constructive relationships with pupils, acting as a role model, and interact with them according to individual needs.
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils in all situations.
• Supervise and provide particular support for pupils, including those with special needs, ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.
• Use specialist (curricular/learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils.
• Support pupils consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.
• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.
• Accompany teaching staff and pupils on visits, trips, and out of school activities as required within the working day and take responsibility for a group under the supervision of the teacher.
• Undertake planned support and interventions with pupils during and outside of lesson times, within the working day.
The King’s (The Cathedral) School fully recognises the responsibility it has under section 175 of the Education
Act 2002 (as amended), the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Act 2009 (as amended) and Education
and Training (Welfare of Children) Act, 2021 to have arrangements in place to safeguard and promote the
welfare of children.
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