4 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    To start as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£16,672 - £17,602

What skills and experience we're looking for

Qualifications and Skills

  • Very good numeracy/ literacy skills equivalent to GCSE grade C and above
  • NVQ 3 for Teaching Assistant (or demonstrate equivalent knowledge skills and experience)
  • Good communication skills
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to be able to relate well to a wide range of people

Special Knowledge, Abilities and/or Experience

  • A demonstrable record of working effectively supporting young people’s learning in a relevant environment
  • Full working knowledge of relevant policies and protocols for partnership working
  • Understanding of the principles of child development and learning processes
  • Ability to plan effective actions for students at risk of underachieving
  • Effective use of ICT to support learning
  • Use of other learning technology – video, photocopier
  • Work constructively as part of a team whilst being able to demonstrate initiative
  • Emotional resilience in working with challenging behaviors and attitudes to the use of authority and maintaining discipline
  • Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with young people
  • Motivation to work with young people who may have social, and emotional difficulties

Behavioral Attributes

  • Has a friendly yet professional and respectful approach which demonstrates support and shows mutual respect
  • Open, honest and an active listener
  • Takes responsibility and recognizes accountability
  • Committed to the needs of students, parents or carers
  • Demonstrates a “can do” attitude including suggesting solutions. Participating, trusting and encouraging others and achieving expectations
  • Is committed to the provision and improvement of quality service provision
  • Acts with pace and urgency being energetic, enthusiastic and decisive
  • Communicates effectively
  • Has the ability to learn from experiences and challenges
  • Is committed to the continuous development of self and others by keeping up to date and sharing knowledge. Encouraging new ideas, seeking new opportunities, open to ideas and developing new skills

What the school offers its staff

  • Free Onsite Car parking
  • Pension
  • Access to a counselling service, Think Well
  • Onsite Wellbeing Ambassadors
  • Discounted Health Plan

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This position is therefore subject to a criminal records check, undertake regular safeguarding and child protection training and, familiarise themselves with KCSIE part 1 and child protection policy which is located on the school website https://www.friaryschool.co.uk/policies/ . This position is subject to a ‘disclosure’ check under the Rehabilitation of Offender Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.

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.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to Applications@friary.greywoodmst.co.uk

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About The Friary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1221 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01543 267400

The Friary School is committed to securing the highest possible standards, expectations and achievements for each student and this is encapsulated in our mission statement: “High achievement through challenge and support for every learner.” We are very much a school which is passionate about giving students a wide range of curriculum opportunities because this breadth enables every student to shine and enjoy success. Of course, high achievement can come in the exam hall; but equally, it can emerge on the stage, on the sports fields, in a debating chamber, or through the care and support of those around us. No matter the strengths, the weaknesses, the ability, or the context, we are a school that strives for our students to be successful. Within this vision, we instil key characteristics that we believe are crucially important for everyone to apply in our school and in wider life. These traits are known at The Friary Ethic: F is for… Friendship R is for… Responsibility I is for… Independence A is for… Aspiration R is for… Resilience Y is for… You These ethics are embedded in our daily practice; whether it be visually, via assemblies, via tutor times, via our Character Awards, or via our daily interactions and dealings. More widely, we are supported in our vision and values by The Greywood Multi-Schools Trust which aligns with our goals and provides support to enable us to reach them. We are a school that seeks to be the best we can be, we are secure in the route we take to achieve this, and we are passionate about joining all of our stakeholders together to maintain this ambition as a reality.

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