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 are looking for someone to work under the supervision of the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and facilitate an increased standard of literacy for students in Key Stage 3 who are not yet achieving expected standards to remove barriers to learning and increase access across the entire curriculum. You will work through a developed Covid Recovery Programme supporting students with reading, writing, verbal communication and spelling. This will take place in the form of one-to-one and small group literacy intervention using strategies and materials provided by intervention specialists. You would also be responsible for monitoring student progress by keeping records up-to-date and providing feedback and highlighting concerns so that appropriate action can be taken in a timely manner. Other responsibilities include accompanying teaching staff and students on visits outside of school and supporting students with basic use of ICT.
If you enjoy working with children and/or young people and have some experience working in an educational environment as well as a specific interest in literacy and a love of reading this would be an exciting opportunity for you. We are looking for a team player who is a confident communicator at all levels with strong organisational and time management skills. If you enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same we would love to hear from you.
For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website. Application forms should be returned by email to Kiran Smith. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered.
We will be considering applications as they are submitted.
Suitable applicants will be interviewed as soon as is practicable.
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.