Published
March 28, 2024
Location
Short Summary
You will be supporting children to recognise and reach their true potential, maximise their academic progress as well as supporting their personal development, character, and values.
Salary
Competitive
Working Pattern
Part Time • Permanent
Closing Date
April 17, 2024

Description

Who are Habs?

We are a diverse community, and we nurture a global perspective and a deep sense of responsibility for the world in which our pupils will lead and succeed. Our broad curriculum and co-curricular provision prepare pupils for success wherever their passion may take them. Ambition, Curiosity, Courage, and Community are the core beliefs that we stand for here at Habs.

Join our team and unlock your potential!

You will be required to work 0.4 FTE, which is 2 days a week (ideally on Tuesday and Thursday). You are required to work such hours as are reasonably necessary for the proper performance of your duties. The role will require occasional evenings and work at weekends as overtime.

Overview

The role of Teaching Assistant contributes to the provision of a safe, supportive, and stimulating school environment, where each pupil can feel inspired, challenged, and valued, and where staff are supported.

During the school day you will be working with children of mixed abilities, primarily but not exclusively, aged 7 – 11 years. You will be supporting children to recognise and reach their true potential, maximise their academic progress as well as supporting their personal development, character, and values. You will also provide day to day support to teaching staff both in the classroom but also during learning outside the classroom.

Role will include but not be limited to the following duties:

  • Promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young persons for whom you are responsible and with whom you come into contact.
  • Helping children of all different abilities to make maximum progress, by explaining the lesson, demonstrating techniques and providing extension work.
  • Helping with cover when a teacher is absent.
  • Providing direct assistance to teachers as directed by teachers and Phase Leaders, including the maintenance of displays and outdoor lessons such as Forest School.
  • Supporting teachers with setting up, resourcing, tidying, washing up, etc.
  • Aiding with drama and musical productions and themed assemblies, including with the selection and preparation of costumes.
  • Providing supervision in the playground before School, during break and during lunch time and making sure playground equipment is in order, reporting any maintenance issues to the School Office.
  • Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies in line with Behaviour Policy and behaviour norms.
  • Working as part of a team.
  • Maintaining cordial and informative relationships with parents.
  • Providing support to the children in a broad range of situations both on and off-site – this might include taking part in trips and visits – including residentials, as requested.
  • Supporting the Head of the Preparatory School as and when requested.
  • Any other task as reasonably directed by the Prep Leadership Team.

Skills & Attributes

  • Problem solving skills, initiative and flexibility to work independently and collaboratively as part of high performing team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to be able to deal thoughtfully and effectively with pupils, families and teachers.
  • Resilience and work ethic to be able to perform under pressure.
  • Organisational skills any capacity to prioritise tasks in a busy environment.
  • Ability to be able to work alone, unsupervised with proven initiative and to be part of a busy, focussed team.
  • Genuine passion for education and the thriving of young people.
  • To be resilient and able to work under pressure.
  • To be able to prioritise tasks.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to take on new projects and manage existing ones.
  • Ability to plan ahead and have proven skills in anticipating requirements.

Qualifications & Requirements

  •  5 GCSEs, including Maths and English, Grade C or above or 4/5 (new grading), or equivalent level 2 qualification.

Attributes

  • Present themselves and their work in a smart and professional manner.
  • Demonstrate a reasonable level of technical expertise including in ICT and a desire to learn new skills.
  • Be prepared to work as part of the wider team as and when required by the workload.
  • Willingness to work during the holidays as previously agreed and separately remunerated.

Closing date: 8am, 17 April 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

The Haberdashers’ Boys’ and Girls' Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful candidate will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service enhanced check. The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children.

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