Are you an inspiring Teaching Assistant looking for your next challenge?
Come and join the growing Inclusion Team to enthuse and engage our students with our innovative curriculum. We are looking to expand our team and are seeking enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to provide in -class support to students with additional needs. There is also an opportunity to support students with their literacy or numeracy on a 1:1 basis or in small groups. This is a challenging yet incredibly rewarding role working with 11-16 students to raise standards and attainment. This appointment will be temporary for 33 hours per week. The actual hours are 8am-3pm Monday to Friday but 8am to 3.30pm Thursdays, term time only. The actual starting salary will be £14,194 with an FTE equivalent of £18,000.
As a purpose built school, Aureus has brand new classrooms using the latest equipment such as SMART TV boards in every classroom and visualisers enabling teachers to bring learning to life and engage our learners. We are committed to providing an enhancing education where all students achieve academic success. Our inspirational and challenging curriculum allows all abilities to flourish with self-confidence to thrive. We are committed to helping every student with SEND to access a high quality education which meets their ability, interests and aspirations and which enables them to enjoy success in their learning.
We promote inclusion of all students and recognise students’ entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum whilst meeting their individual needs. We recognise that some students may require more support than others and we aim to plan accordingly. Every individual is valued, learning is enjoyed, success is celebrated and responsibility is shared enabling our students to grow into responsible, questioning citizens who play a full and active role in society.
About Aureus School
Aureus School is a state of the art 11-16 co-educational comprehensive school that opened in Didcot in 2017.We are excited to collaborate with local stakeholders to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in southern Oxfordshire. Aureus School is a highly ambitious secondary school with a rigorous approach to academic standards. We are ambitious for educational success for all our learners. We collaborate with local stakeholders, such as Oxford University, Culham Science Centre and the Harwell Innovation Centre to shape our offer as a STEAM specialist mixed school to create choice for the wider community in Southern Oxfordshire.
Our mission is simple: We will instil courage, ambition and resilience in every student to empower them to achieve greatness as a global citizen through a combined drive for excellence. Our core values will underpin all of our decisions: Diversity, Equality, Wellbeing, Responsibility, Respect, Kindness, Love, Empathy, Courage, Confidence, Integrity and Resilience.
What we are looking for
Someone wo is able to:
- develop positive relationships with students
- stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour
- Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team
- Be a confident and clear communicator with students
- commit to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities
Why work at Aureus School
Our vision for Aureus extends beyond the classroom and the curriculum, to the culture and ethos that will be at the heart of our school’s learning environment. Our commitment to you:
- Dedicated and passionate staff
- Inclusive learning environment
- Dynamic teaching and learning
- Creative curriculum and resources
- CPD opportunities
- Framework for career development to HTLA
All Associate school employees have the opportunity to become members of the highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme.
Start date: ASAP (pending pre-vetting checks)
Salary: £14,194 Actual (£18,000 Full Time Equivalent)
Closing date for applications: 22nd May 2022
Interview date: Mutual convenience for school and candidate
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 to 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