Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1400 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence.
We have an exciting opportunity for a graduate who is keen to gain some experience working in a school prior to considering teacher training with Teach Maidenhead. You would be supervising classes during the short-term absence of the assigned teacher giving you opportunities to gain experience working in a classroom environment alongside students at Key Staff 3 and 4. Your main responsibility would be to instruct students about the work set by the teacher and assisting them to stay on task and complete the work set to the best of their ability. The provision of cover will be varied: you might introduce the work by talking through a Power Point, showing video clips or reading through texts with students. You may be asked to lead a class discussion, organise group work or supervise PE and Drama activities. You would also learn about school policies and how they are implemented including the school’s behaviour policy and have the chance to improve subject knowledge in all areas including your specialist subject in readiness for an application to train to teach.
In addition to this, we would offer you the chance to spend time in some of the other departments in the school responsible for supporting our students. Our Raising Achievement team work hard to ensure progress and development of students at all Key Stages including Sixth Form by offering them high quality academic mentoring using intervention and support programmes, one-to-one and small groups support and help with building their confidence and self-esteem. We have a specialist Autistic Spectrum Disorder Unit with specially trained teachers and Learning Support Assistants who support students with ASD enabling them to flourish in a classroom environment wherever possible, with additional support in subjects or other areas of the curriculum which they find challenging. Within the school there is a team of Learning Support Assistants who support a wide range of students with Special Educational Needs and there would be opportunities to work alongside them as well.
If you are a graduate, who enjoys teamwork, and you have plenty of energy and enthusiasm, as well as an interest in a career working with young people in education, we would be delighted to receive your application.
For further information about this role and to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website. Application forms should be returned to Kiran Smith by email. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered. For further information about Teach Maidenhead please refer to the Teach Maidenhead website.
Closing date: Ongoing
Suitable candidates will contacted regarding interview dates.
Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.