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Teaching Assistant - Granard Primary School

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

The Role

12 month temporary contract

35 hours per week (Mon - Fri 8.30am to 4pm)
Term time only (39 weeks)
Required as soon as possible

Are you looking for a career in education?  Is your next step teaching?  Would you like to work in a primary school environment to gain experience of supporting primary aged children with their learning?  Then 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 Teaching 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. 

The right candidate will be a role model to our children; challenging and inspiring our children through high expectations, both in work and behaviour; will promote effective speech and language; will make learning fun and have a genuine belief that all children have the potential for success. 

This position would ideally suit an energetic, resilient candidate who is kind, flexible, and patient and has the ability to inspire and motivate young children.  You will need to be proactive and creative in supporting and engaging the children in the classroom and the outside environment, and be able to encourage high standards of discipline both in the classroom and at break times and lunchtimes.  You will need to be able to support the children’s general welfare and hygiene needs and be confident about working with young children.  You will also need to work closely with the class teacher to prepare resources, put up displays of children’s work and carry out various administrative tasks required in the classroom.  You will also need to be able to work effectively as part of a team.

For the right candidates, 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
• Has excellent speech and language skills
• Is able to challenge, inspire and motivate
• Has a strong commitment to school improvement
• Has high expectations and is committed to raising standards
• Will work to move our school beyond ‘good’
• Will support and promote the inclusive ethos of the school
• Is a committed team member

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:  28 February 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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