Graduate Teaching Assistant
Location
Ark John Keats Academy
Salary From
£20,136
Salary To
£22,956
 
Details
Graduate Teaching Assistant (Secondary Phase)

Ark John Keats Academy

Unique opportunity to join an outstanding new school in north London.  

Ark John Keats Academy is a growing school currently in the process of setting up a brand new Sixth Form due to open in September 2019. Therefore, we are looking to recruit excellent staff to join our expanding team and be part of the exciting next phase of our development. 

We are an all-through school in the London Borough of Enfield. We have excellent transport links to enable easy access from central London and London fringe areas.  The academy will reach full capacity in 2020 with just under two thousand pupils.  The academy was judged outstanding in all areas in our Ofsted inspection of April 2015.

The academy is expanding rapidly and we are seeking enthusiastic Graduate Teaching Assistants. The posts are particularly well-suited to someone considering a career in teaching, and the academy will support this through the Ark network’s teacher training scheme. We particularly welcome applications from English, Humanities, Maths or Science graduates.

The posts involve one-to-one and small group teaching across a range of areas – reading, writing, maths, English language development and emotional development. There will be extensive training and staff will be deployed according to their skills and interests.

This is a wonderful opportunity to play a key role in enabling pupils in disadvantaged areas to access the highest quality education and to develop one’s teaching skills.

 Ideal candidates will:

·         have at least two Bs at A Level

·         be willing to actively participate in the school’s enrichment activities and wider community

·         be committed to Ark John Keats Academy’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses

·         be committed to the academy’s vision of breaking the mould by providing pupils from relatively disadvantaged backgrounds with a type and standard of education previously the preserve of the best fee-paying schools

In this role, you will:

·         have the opportunity to join a team of teachers at the peak of their profession

·         be part of the Ark network, with school-based and network-wide CPD and international school visits

 

To apply please submit your application by 1pm Monday 25th February 2019. For further information, a confidential discussion about this role please contact Natasha Socrates on n.socrates@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org or for any technical queries/ questions about completing the application itself, please contact Mitra Samsami (Operations Manager) on m.samsami@arkjohnkeatsacademy.org

Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing date: 1pm Monday 25th February 2019
Salary: Ark Band 5 (£20,136- £22,956) depending on experience
Hours: 8am – 5:30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 8am – 5pm on Wednesdays
Working Pattern:  Term Time Only (39 weeks per year) 

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Job Description: Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

Start Date:               As soon as possible

Reports to:              Head of Inclusion

Salary:                      Ark Band 5 (£20,136- £22,956) depending on experience
Hours:                      8am – 5:30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 8am – 5pm on Wednesdays

Working Pattern:  Term Time Only (39 weeks per year)

 

The Role

To support secondary pupils with literacy, numeracy or emotional needs.

To provide one-to-one and small group teaching across a range of areas – reading, writing, maths, English language development and emotional development.

Key Responsibilities

·         To bring to the academy a passion for learning, belief in young people and a sense of dynamism and a ‘can do’ attitude

·         To actively promote academic achievement, the development of good character and the opportunities available for young people to enrich their lives through the opportunities presented by living in London

·         To support individuals and groups of pupils to help them make rapid academic progress

·         To deliver pre-planned lessons to support the development of grammar and reading or mathematics

·         To support pupils with special educational needs and English as an additional language

·         To support the running of the homework club and/or other extra-curricular activities.

·         To organise and run the breakfast club

·         To run two enrichment activities weekly (all staff run two as part of their timetable). Staff choose what they would like to run

·         To support academy events – music and drama performances, parent/open evenings and sports activities

·         To support the supervision of pupils at break, lunch and after school

 

Other

·         Undertake other various responsibilities as directed by the Principal, Vice Principal or Head of Inclusion

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Person Specification: Graduate Teaching Assistant

 

Qualification Criteria

·         Qualified to at least degree level

·         At least two Bs at A Level

·         Qualified to work in the UK

 

Behaviours

·         Effective team worker

·         High expectations for accountability and consistency

·         Vision aligned with Ark’s high aspirations, high expectations of self and others

·         Genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every pupil

·         Motivation to continually improve standards and achieve excellence

·         Effective listening skills that lead to a strong understanding of others

·         Commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

·         Good communication, planning and organisational skills

·         Demonstrates resilience, motivation and commitment to driving up standards of achievement

·         Acts as a role model to staff and pupils

·         Commitment to regular and on-going professional development and training to establish outstanding classroom practice

 

Other

·         Commitment to equality of opportunity and the safeguarding and welfare of all pupils

·         Willingness to undertake training
·         This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check