35 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Term time: 5 days per week from 8.30 am to 3.00 pm (27.5 hours per week)

Contract type

Fixed term - Until July 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

Grade 4 (currently £23,500-£23,893 pa pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Teaching Assistants play a crucial role in the education of our students. They promote the learning and personal development of all students, including but not exclusively, those with special education needs and disabilities. Working as part of our Inclusion Team, the Teaching Assistant willprovidesupport in the classroom and work with specific students, across all subject areas.

We require a suitably experience person to fill this post which contributes to our provision of the highest quality inclusion. You will work with students experiencing a variety of learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties, focusing primarily on supporting students to achieve their personal best. You will be calm, confident, organised and be able to create a positive learning environment. There may also be an option for further hours for after-school clubs. You will have:

* Maths and English GCSE Grade A-C or equivalent

* Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships with students, staff and parents

* Experience of working within a school environment or with young people

The ability to work as part of a team and on your own initiative

What the school offers its staff

The Forest School is a successful and friendly 11-16 comprehensive co-educational School, committed to achieving high standards and to developing the potential of all our students and staff.

Visits welcomed by appointment (please phone 01403 261086 ext 306).

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Apply for the job by following the link below

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About The Forest School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1023 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01403 756001

The Forest School is a highly successful, friendly and dynamic co-educational 11-16 School, committed to achieving high standards and to developing the potential of all our students and staff.

Arranging a visit to The Forest School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email cbeckett@theforestschool.net.

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