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  • Start date details

    To start as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

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.

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About The Friary School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1228 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01543 267400

The Friary School (www.friaryschool.co.uk) is a popular and respected Lichfield secondary school which caters for well over a thousand local students and amongst the most over-subscribed school in South Staffordshire.

The school was judged ‘good’ by OFSTED (November 2017) and performs strongly in the national Performance Tables. Indeed, the OFSTED Report was glowing in terms of celebrating extensive changes to school practice and flagged up “a culture of high aspiration” alongside “abundant energy and enthusiasm”, and celebrated that we were a “rapidly improving school” which has an “unwavering commitment to helping all pupils achieve highly”.

Even so, the school is far from settled on ‘good’ and has put an action plan in place designed to propel the school to the ’outstanding’ benchmark and keep it there. This emphasis is not on simply ticking off an OFSTED badge but more importantly delivering an excellent education for the families of Lichfield and the surrounding area.

A visit to the school will see a well-ordered and enthusiastic community and the facilities continue to undergo extensive refurbishment. The sports facilities are superb and there remains a thriving performing arts ethos tied to our old specialism.

Elsewhere, there are extensive extra-curricular activities, a busy Saturday School programme, large-scale community work, a buzzing PTFA and a genuine commitment to staff development.

The Friary is a school we are proud of and one that we are committed to making better and better and better.

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