Job description: Teaching Assistant
Reporting to: SENCO
Grade: Level 2/3
Hours of Work: 33 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (Term Time)
Purpose of the role:
Duties to include:
This job description only contains the main accountabilities of the post and does not describe in detail all the tasks required to carry them out
All schools in Barnet are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees working at this school are expected to share this commitment.
This person specification describes the skills, abilities and experience that we think are needed to do the job successfully. You should think about these carefully when writing the supporting statement part of your application form. We use the person specification as a benchmark against which we assess all candidates.
We will shortlist only those applicants who demonstrate in their application that they meet the criteria set out in the person specification. You should therefore make sure that your supporting statement demonstrates how your previous experience, skills, qualifications and abilities match all those on the person specification.
You may find it helpful to list each of the person specification criteria as a separate heading and explain how you meet that criterion. When outlining your skills and abilities, try to give examples of your successes and achievements. Simply saying 'I have an understanding of…' is not enough.
Thank you for your interest in the position of Teaching Assistant at Copthall School at this exciting time for our organisation. I would like to welcome you personally, and I hope that you will find here all the information you need to inspire you to join our team.
Our school is unstoppable in its pursuit of Excellent Education for All, which has been highlighted by Ofsted 2018. We have been recognised for the rapid transformation and excellent progress of students and have been awarded Good status. The full report can be accessed using the following link: http://www.copthallschool.org.uk/226/ofsted
Our Governing Body is strong and are highly ambitious for the school. They have a wealth of expertise in a range of areas and are very committed to ensuring we deliver first class educational opportunities to the communities we serve and make a difference to the lives of the girls who learn with us.
We are achieving exceptional results which have seen our girls buck the national trend in 2017 putting the school a huge 12% above the national average. Our girls surpassed the highest expectations to exceed the National Average for All Schools and All Girl Schools. Copthall Students received 80% A* and students received 80% A* - C or 9 – 4 grades, which overshadows the National Average by 12%. 30% of Copthall's students were awarded A*- A or 9-7 grades which puts them 10% above the National Average and 8% above the All Girl School National Average.
In addition to this, in the summer of 2017 our P8 figure has seen an outstanding increase from +0.18 in 2016 to +0.81; clearly demonstrating the significant improvements in teaching and learning across the school
We are immensely proud of our fantastic results and we are also immensely proud of our entry into the 2017 Parliamentary Review which showcases our investment in staff development through our coaching programme. https://www.theparliamentaryreview.co.uk/editions/secondary-education
We want you to look forward to each day at our school. We expect hard work, skill and dedication to our values, and in return we will provide you with outstanding experiences and training opportunities. We have a strong focus on staff well-being and have a range of incentives including staff yoga and staff well-being days.
This post is a key appointment to the school so if you feel you can make a positive contribution to our school, please apply online via our website, www.copthall.barnet.sch.uk If you would like to discuss the role or have any queries, please call 0208 959 1937 or email email@example.com Visits to the school are also encouraged and welcomed.
Please download and complete the school application form by clicking the link above and send to the email address within the advert.