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Teaching Assistant

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Vacancy Summary
Employer:
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary:
£15,735 to £16,019 (actual salary)
Location:
Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London,
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Part Time
Hours:
30 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
09/09/2019 at 12:00 PM
Reference:
SCH/19/106793
Vacancy Description

HEATHCOTE SCHOOL & SCIENCE COLLEGE

Normanton Park, London, E4 6ES

Teaching Assistant required (Fixed Term to August 2020)

Scale 3, point 5 to 6 (£15,735 to £16,019)

30 hours per week, term time only (45.6 weeks)

Commencing September 2019

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision. The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential. In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:

  • Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.
  • Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.
  • Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.
  • Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress.

The successful candidate will be a strong practitioner who understands the demands of pupils with a wide range of special needs, liaising with teachers to establish an appropriate learning environment for those pupils requiring support. You will be working with and supported by an experienced team of teachers and leaders, Teaching Assistants and HI Communicators. Our SENDCO is absolutely committed to the professional growth of TAs and the development of a forward looking and happy team. The position may suit those with a desire to develop a career as a teacher.

We are looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to work with a range of pupils with SEND across the school.

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively, within school and with local schools, and to be the best they can be. We are working to ensure school improvement in a high challenge, low threat way and enable robust systems and structures to ensure consistency in all areas, encouraging the growth and development of all. The school has excellent resources and a stunning site close to the forest.

If you are interested, please look at our school website www.heathcoteschool.com where you will find application forms and further information.

Completed application forms should be emailed to recruitment@heathcote.waltham.sch.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications: 12:00pm 9th September 2019

Indicative date for interviews: tbc

Please note: applications will be considered as they are received and we reserve the right to close this position before the date specified above. We therefore urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible.

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.



Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- Promoting equality of opportunity

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels.

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.