Current vacancies at SAFE

Teaching Assistant

We are currently seeking a proactive and positive thinking teaching assistant to join our enthusiastic team of staff.

Hours of work: 13.5 hours per week, term-time only

Salary: £9.21 per hour

Holiday entitlement: 13 weeks, which must be taken outside term time.

The role is varied, and the postholder will be able to:

  • Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of pupils
  • Promote pupils’ independence, self-esteem and social inclusion
  • Give support to pupils, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement
  • Help plan and deliver special interventions, such as social skills training and occupational therapy
  • Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning, interventions and extracurricular activities
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  • Support class teachers with maintaining good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
  • Organise and manage teaching space and resources to help maintain a stimulating and safe learning environment
  • Observe pupil performance and pass observations on to the class teacher
  • Supervise a class if the teacher is temporarily unavailable
  • Use ICT skills to advance pupils’ learning
  • Undertake any other relevant duties given by the class teacher
  • To cover and lead class teaching (under supervision) as and when appropriate
  • Direct the work, where relevant, of other adults in supporting learning

The successful candidate will possess substantial experience in working within an SEND school environment, and will be capable of delivering high-quality lessons when covering teachers. They must possess, or be prepared to develop, a good range of strategies and teaching methods. They must be adaptable, honest, and committed to promoting the ethos and values of the school, to upholding Social Arts for Education's commitment to safeguarding and equality, and to maintaining confidentiality.

GCSEs in Maths and English are required, and teaching assistant qualifications are desirable. A background in psychology is advantageous but not essential. The postholder will be expected to undergo training to support the mental well being of children with SEMH (social, emotional and mental health difficulties).

Further information regarding this position, including an application pack, can be found below. Please be sure to read through all available documents.

TA job description and person specification

Staff Self-Disclosure Form

Classroom roles application form

GDPR Privacy Notice for all Job Applicants

Child Protection Statement

Applications may be sent by post, to Annabel Leaver, Social Arts for Education, 253 Eltham High St, London SE9 1TY, or via email, to info@safeschoolbexley.co.uk.

The closing date for applications has been extended until 31st July 2020.

Science Teacher

We are currently seeking a proactive and positive thinking teaching assistant to join our enthusiastic team of staff.

Hours of work: Full time, pro rata

Salary: £28,000

Holiday entitlement: 13 weeks, which must be taken outside term time.

The role is varied, and the postholder will be able to:

• ​Plan and teach well-structured lessons to assigned classes, following the school’s plans, curriculum and schemes of work

• ​Assess, monitor, record and report on the learning needs, progress and achievements of assigned pupils, making accurate and productive use of assessment

• ​Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of pupils

• ​Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils

• ​Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils

• ​Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge

• ​Participate in arrangements for preparing pupils for external tests

• ​Differentiate work according to students’ different needs; referencing EHCP and learning plans as necessary

• ​Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s policies, practices and procedures, so as to support the school’s values and vision

• ​Make a positive contribution to the wider life and ethos of the school

• ​Work with others on curriculum and pupil development to secure co-ordinated outcomes • ​Provide cover, in the unforeseen circumstance that another teacher is unable to teach

• ​Promote the safety and wellbeing of pupils

• ​Maintain good order and discipline among pupils, managing behaviour effectively to ensure a good and

• ​Include a high level of social communication support within everyday interactions and throughout planning where possible.

• ​Take part in the school’s appraisal procedures

• ​Take part in further training and development in order to improve own teaching

• ​Where appropriate, take part in the appraisal and professional development of others

Communication

• ​Communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers

• ​Use the SPELL framework accordingly to create an environment where communication is supported, including the use of low and high-stimuli areas, visual aids and the use of short and simple instructions when talking.

• ​Collaborate and work with colleagues and other relevant professionals within and beyond the school

• ​Develop effective professional relationships with colleagues

• ​Uphold public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour, within and outside school

• ​Have proper and professional regard for the ethos, policies and practices of the school, and maintain high standards of attendance and punctuality

• ​Understand and act within the statutory frameworks setting out their professional duties and responsibilities

The teacher will be required to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people, and follow school policies and the Staff Code of Conduct.

Please note that this is illustrative of the general nature and level of responsibility of the role. It is not a comprehensive list of all tasks that the teacher will carry out. The postholder may be required to do other duties appropriate to the level of the role, as directed by the headteacher or line manager.

The successful candidate will possess substantial experience in working within an SEND school environment, and will be capable of delivering high-quality lessons when covering teachers. They must possess, or be prepared to develop, a good range of strategies and teaching methods. They must be adaptable, honest, and committed to promoting the ethos and values of the school, to upholding Social Arts for Education's commitment to safeguarding and equality, and to maintaining confidentiality.

The postholder will be expected to undergo training to support the mental well being of children with SEMH (social, emotional and mental health difficulties).

Further information regarding this position, including an application pack, can be found below. Please be sure to read through all available documents.

Science Teacher job description and person specification

Staff Self-Disclosure Form

Classroom roles application form

GDPR Privacy Notice for all Job Applicants

Child Protection Statement

Applications may be sent by post, to Annabel Leaver, Social Arts for Education, 253 Eltham High St, London SE9 1TY, or via email, to info@safeschoolbexley.co.uk.

The closing date for applications has been extended until 31st July 2020.

Proprietorial Body Members

We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers to join our Proprietorial Body (Governors).

The commitment would include, but not be limited to:

  • one evening meeting per month
  • quarterly subcommittee meetings
  • termly scrutiny visits

We are particularly looking for someone with a background in finance to take over the position of Treasurer.

All volunteers will be subject to the same vetting process as staff, and will be required to hold an enhanced DBS.

Comments

  1. Ian Burr says:

    Hello ,
    My name is Ian Burr – I’m applying for the Teaching Assistant post (closing date Friday 18th October) but will only be applying on the morning of Friday 18th – I’m just leaving this email comment as I hope that will be within your closing date – I’m presuming that the Friday closing date includes the whole of the working day.
    I’ll be completing the application and emailing it to you during the morning (hopefully by 10am).
    Thank you , Ian

  2. annabelleaver says:

    Hi Ian,

    Sorry we did not receive this message until now. The teaching assistant job has been extended until next term now so please do send us your application and CV as soon as you can. Looking forward to hearing from you, SAFE.

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