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  • Application deadline

    31 December 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    24 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
Scale 3

Job summary

Teaching Assistant

Full time

Permanent

Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and thrive as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for a bright and successful future and ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students. We understand challenges but do not accept them as limitations.

Welling School is an all ability, co-educational 11-18 school, located in the London Borough of Bexley. As well as serving our local community we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and areas. Each of them bringing their own part to make up the Welling School Community. We are proud to be part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) which is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in South East England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT family. As well as ensuring our students are knowledgeable and confident at Welling our shared values are to be:

-Ambitious
-Kind
-Active

See our website for further information about the school www.wellingschool-tkat.org

Core Purpose:

To carry out all duties and responsibilities in accordance with School policies and procedures and statutory requirements. To provide support for students with educational needs in a variety of learning environments

The role:

Due to the exciting expansion of our talented team we are looking for creative and inspiring colleagues to work alongside our teachers in supporting our students - particularly those who need us even more.

As a Teaching Assistant you will be working with individuals or small groups in our specialist learning support areas as well as supporting our mainstream classrooms - making a real difference to our students and their progress. No two days will ever be the same although they will always be rewarding and exciting.

Your previous experience as a learning support professional is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students and how we can motivate and inspire them to achieve great things. Because you have a calm, personable and patient manner and because you are creative, persistent and interested you will know why that is.

Our new colleague will have an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point, can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.

You will have access to on-going development opportunities and the support of a forward thinking, successful multi-academy Trust. You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school professionals who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.

Key responsibilities:

-As well as having a passion for young people and their futures, our colleague will:
-be a dynamic professional with a desire for rapidly improving standards
-have a commitment to your own professional development and learning how best to support students in being successful
-understand the need to be creative and well prepared
-bring an unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes
-have the ability to engage, inspire and build excellent relationships with both students and staff
-be emotionally intelligent, able to maintain a sense of calm and demonstrate excellent patience.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff and make a real impact on our students’ lives. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with students across the full age and ability range.

Contact Information:

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff and make a real impact on our students' lives. Informal discussions and/or visits to the school are actively encouraged. To arrange a visit or discuss the post, please contact Victoria Edwards, HR Adviser on 020 8304 8531 or email victoria.edwards@wellingschool-tkat.org.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications. If you have not had any communication within 10 days of the closing date please take this as confirmation that on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Safeguarding:

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse:

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

Access to interview:- should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist we will. To apply for this post please send a completed application form to victoria.edwards@wellingschool-tkat.org

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1514 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Welling School

Education can transform people’s lives and at Welling School I am absolutely determined that the students who attend our school will be given the very best opportunities to excel. Our new vision is to educate outward-looking learners who will thrive in their own lives and contribute to making the world a better place.

This means that we firmly believe that the purpose of education is twofold. We want all our learners to achieve academic success and have access to a varied co-curricular syllabus in order for them to complete their educational journey. Students can only achieve this if they feel happy and are provided with a caring environment in which the talents of different individuals are respected and encouraged to flourish. Our educational philosophy is focused around the values we want all our students to acquire before taking their place in the adult world. This is why we strive for:

Students who are ambitious
Students who are kind
Students who are active

In summary, an education is so much more than just good examination results. We aim to support and inspire all our learners, irrespective of ability, to be the best they can be in every single way. Learners at Welling School also benefit from outstanding facilities. In 2005 the school was rebuilt and the school continues to make improvements. This summer the practical food rooms were renovated. Our other excellent facilities include: specialist classrooms; sports hall; all-weather sports pitch; dance studio, drama studios, Apple Mac computer rooms, recording studio, art gallery, library and a designated 6th Form Centre.

School location

Elsa Road, Welling, Kent, DA16 1LB

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