Teaching Assistant- Secondary Phase
Ark John Keats Academy
Exciting opportunity to join an exceptional school in north London.
Our approach to pupils with additional and special educational needs is deeply embedded into the school ethos: every staff member is responsible for supporting every pupil. We use a data driven graduated response model whereby pupils are supported on a universal level by class teachers, a supported level by TAs, and a specialist level by external professionals where appropriate. Our inclusion team is a strong department which delivers high level individual interventions to pupils outside the classroom in order to close the gap across a range of areas such as reading, numeracy, social/emotional literacy and memory. Our inclusion staff are regarded as teachers, have an important role in raising standards and expectations for the most vulnerable pupils in the school, and take part in the same levels of training as teaching staff.
Ark John Keats was founded in 2013 with one class of reception children. We are now a fully-fledged all-through school, running from nursery to year 13, with over 1700 children. Our secondary school is oversubscribed, with a waiting list for every year group. Our community is composed of supportive and committed families who buy into our vision and work with us to ensure their children achieve all they are capable of in the future.
We aspire for all our children to have the academic knowledge necessary to enable them to progress to university, for pupils to have a love of learning and curiosity about the world, and for them to be polite, well-mannered young people who take responsibility for their choices and drive their own destinies.
Ark John Keats is part of Ark Schools, a hugely successful network serving pupils from deprived communities. Our network shares a belief in our six pillars:
High expectations: we have high expectations of ourselves and for what our children can achieve
Excellent teaching: great teaching is what transforms children’s attainment and opens door for the future.
Exemplary behaviour: children can and should be taught to behave well, following instructions first time, every time, without question.
Depth for breadth: with a curriculum that encompasses the best of what has been thought and said ensuring our pupils have the knowledge and cultural capital to thrive in the classroom and beyond.
Knowing every child: we get to know and care deeply about each of our pupils as individuals.
Always learning: we expect pupils to always learn, but also for our staff to continually develop their professional expertise, supported by Ark’s broad professional development offer.
At Ark John Keats, we believe in rigour – our curriculum is full of challenge, and we know that our children are intellectually resilient and capable of learning lots in every subject no matter what their starting point.
We believe in exemplary behaviour – we have sky high standards and support all children to reach these, by focusing on developing pupils’ self-regulation, explicitly teaching pupils how to behave, and by working closely with families.
We believe in the limitless potential of all children – if children work hard, there are no limits to what they can achieve.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed teaching assistant to join our team to help us realise the potential we see in the young people we work with. Our staff are ambitious for our pupils, incredibly aligned and highly motivated. In recruiting for a Teaching Assistant, we are seeking the following from applicants:
We are committed to providing staff with high quality and regular CPD. All teachers and leaders have weekly coaching, a weekly whole staff training session, 12 CPD days annually and access to an extensive menu of Ark training programmes for all levels.
To apply please submit your application by 9am on Friday 30 th April. For further information, please contact .
Start Date: As soon as possible
Closing date: 9am on Friday 30 th April 2021
Salary: £21,408-£22,992 (Ark Support Band 4, (Outer London), Dependent on skills and experience.
Hours: 7:35am – 5pm (42 hours per week), 39 weeks per year
We value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks.
Job Description: Teaching Assistant- Secondary Phase
Reports to SENCO
Person Specification: Teaching Assistant- Secondary Phase
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