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After School Care Assistant - Granard Primary School

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

15 Hours per week (3pm to 6pm - Monday to Friday)
Occasional INSET Days for the provision of looking after the children of staff attending the INSET day
Term time only (38 weeks)
Temporary Contract for 12 Months
Required from 20th April 2020

Are you passionate about quality After school care; an enthusiastic and committed team player; an effective communicator; reliable and trustworthy; caring and calm?  Do you have experience of working effectively with others to achieve common goals; experience of working with primary aged children in a nurturing role and have energy and enthusiasm?  If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join our high achieving, expanding school, based in Putney. The Headteacher and Governors of Granard Primary School are seeking to appoint an experienced, self-motivated and inspiring After School Care Assistant.  We have a wonderful community spirit that celebrates our vibrant and diverse multi-cultural community and are looking to appoint a caring, committed, passionate and dynamic outstanding individual who has high aspirations, to support our children. 

This position would ideally suit an energetic, resilient candidate who is kind, patient, enthusiastic, honest, reliable, hardworking and most importantly willing to have fun and enjoy working with children.  You will need to have the ability to inspire, entertain and challenge the children attending our popular After School Care.  The right candidate will be a role model to our children.  You will be expected to lead in play activities, organise the provision of a meal and take responsibility for providing a high level of care and facilities in keeping with the ethos of the school.  You will need to be someone who is passionate about all aspects of childcare and education, and able to bring new ideas to the role.  You will need to have a caring and dynamic approach.

The role includes supervising the children, ensuring their safety at all times, engaging with them in aspects of play and conversation, setting up activities for children to optionally take part in, meeting and greeting parents and providing them with feedback on their child’s time at the club. 

For the right candidate, we can offer:

• A dedicated Leadership Team
• Excellent CPD opportunities to develop you professionally, with regular coaching, mentoring, modelling and positive feedback in a supportive learning community
• Many and varied opportunities to foster your passions and talents
• Manageable workloads and achievable deadlines
• Children who have a love of learning, will ask questions and try their best
• Very good behaviour

We are looking for a candidate who:

• is driven and ambitious
• is able to challenge, inspire and motivate
• has a strong commitment to school improvement
• has high expectations and committed to raising standards
• will work to move our school beyond ‘good’
• will support and promote the inclusive ethos of the school

English and Maths GCSE grade A-C, or equivalent, essential.  Candidates selected for interview must bring evidence of their qualifications with them.  We would be very happy to receive applications from graduates.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and hardworking staff team to help us to build upon our continuing success, please contact the school office.  Visits to the school are strongly recommended. 

To arrange a visit or for further details or an application pack please contact the school on 020 8788 3606. 

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below.

Completed application should be returned via email to kim.humphreys@granard.wandsworth.sch.uk

Closing date:  24 February 2020 (at noon)
Interviews:  02 March 2020

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

This post is subject to a DBS check.

CVs are not accepted.

Granard Primary School
Cortis Road, Putney, London, SW15 6XA
Tel: 0208 788 3606
Fax: 0208 785 4515
E-mail: info@granard.wandsworth.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs Cheryl Grigg


Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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