We are seeking to appoint a full time specialist behaviour Teaching Assistant who will play a key role in supporting the inclusion, well-being and behaviour of the children across the school. This is a 1 year fixed term role.
The successful candidate will support a range of children with different needs within the classroom setting, whilst collaborating with class teachers on appropriate behaviour strategies.
The role will be based across the school supporting various children with different needs and presenting with different behaviours in and out of the classrooms.
The successful candidates will need to be able to work collaboratively and flexibly within our team, build good working relationships with both children and adults and demonstrate a respectful and caring attitude towards all our children. Excellent communication skills and an adaptable approach, the role requires a passionate attitude to making a positive impact.
Leadership at Chestnut Park School is strong with effective team working through active listening and collaborative ways of working. Every child is both challenged and inspired to achieve the highest standard of basic skills, whilst nurturing independent learners and thinkers.
What we are looking for
The successful candidate should:
• Be reliable, flexible, dynamic and motivated;
• Be able to develop positive relationships with young children, promoting inclusion and high expectations of all children;
• Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour
• Have demonstrable experience of working with children with diverse SEN, particularly being able to demonstrate various approaches to supporting need.
• Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team whilst being able to work independently if / as required;
• Be a confident and clear communicator with parents;
• Have QLS TA / higher learning and GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above
Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for more information and before applying.
About Chestnut Park Primary School, part of the Chalklands Cluster
Chestnut Park is a modern school, built in 2016 and benefits from state of the art technology within a purpose built environment.
Our School sits within an established cluster of Primary schools, overseen by a Regional Director. Along with Chestnut Park Primary School, our cluster includes the following other schools; Whyteleafe Primary School, Warlingham Village Primary School, Marden Lodge Primary School, and Hillcroft Primary School.
This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.
Join the GLF Schools Community
As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.
● Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils
● Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
● 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
● We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
● Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education
GLF Schools Employment Offer
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish
● Access to our highly competitive pension scheme
● Flexible working options
● Generous holiday allowance
● Work life and family friendly policies
● Employee wellbeing initiatives
● Career pathways and talent management
● Access to a staff benefits portal
● Community and collaboration working model
Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.
Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year; 1 year fixed term until August 2024.
Salary Range : Associate 3 FTE: £22,982.00 - £26,296.00
Associate 3 Point 1 : Pro Rata: £17,849.10
Location Attracts Outer London Weighting: Pro Rata £499.39 (FTE : £643.00 per annum)
Closing date for applications: 15th October 2023
Interview date: rolling, please apply as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve the right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.