Main purpose of role
This full time role is working in a KS1 class alongside the class teacher to provide support for all the children to flourish in their learning and development. The role will also expect the person to work closely with children with SEND whilst raising self-esteem for all children and to promote and uphold the Vision, Ethos and Values of our school.
What skills / experience are required (essential under KCSIE)
Essential Personal Criteria
A passionate belief in children’s entitlement to high quality learning opportunities
High expectations of the children in your care
Ability to motivate and instill respect and empathy in children
Ability to forge positive relationships with children
A sense of humour and fun
Ability to use initiative
Good time management skills
Good communication skills, both oral and written
Essential Professional Criteria
Experience of working with children in KS1
Knowledge and understanding of child development
Evidence of forging positive relationships with others
Evidence of further professional development
Evidence of implementing good behaviour management strategies with the whole classGood literacy and numeracy skills
Good organisational skills
Ability to work well within a team and in partnership with colleagues and with parentsA commitment to your own continuing professional development
Pride in your professional achievements
Capability to fulfil the requirements of the attached job description
Other Desirable Criteria
Specific interest or specialism in special needs, or another area of the curriculum
Recent first aid certificate
Willingness to undertake personal care duties for individual pupils as required
What we can offer
Education has the power to change lives, communities and society for the better. At RLT we believe that we can achieve more for our pupils, trainees, staff and communities by working together rather than alone. Schools in RLT are united by a common belief in the benefits of working together, and by our commitment to shared principles.
OUR VISION is for our schools and SCITT to improve rapidly, continuously and sustainably: to be better faster together.
OUR ‘WHY?’ is that children and young people ‘only get one go’ in school and therefore as part of RLT we aim to ensure the best possible ‘go’ for our pupils.
OUR ‘HOW?’ is through the highest support and challenge for our schools and each other, underpinned by our principles.
Our employees benefit from a wide variety of support including extensive continuing professional learning and development opportunities, wellbeing and staff networks and access to Defined Benefit Pension Schemes (TPS and LGPS) for all staff. For more information on what it is like to work for the Trust, and the benefits you could access, please see our “Working in RLT” guide.
This role includes regulated activity relevant to children.
How to apply / closing date / where to find further details
The deadline for applications is 16th February 2023. Applications should be submitted via our recruitment portal MyNewTerm.
The River Learning Trust and Windrush Church of England Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and preventing extremism. The Trust is required to conduct a variety of checks and online searches about you as part of their recruitment process in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. It is an offence to apply for certain roles within schools if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
For all RLT Safer Recruitment Documentation candidates should click on the following link RLT Safer Recruitment Documents for Candidates. Please see our website for up to date policies including our Child Protection and Behaviour Policies.
This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. For further guidance for applicants click on this link List of offences that are not filtered
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