Casual Teaching Assistant

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £11.80 per hour/ zero hours contract
Location: Heathcote School & Science College, Normanton Park, Chingford, London,
Contract: Casual
Working Pattern: Part Time
Hours: 0 hours per week. zero hours contract.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 19/04/2021 at 12:00 PM
Reference: SCH/21/146894

Teaching Assistants required for casual contracts

£11.80 per hour

 

Heathcote School is currently seeking to recruit Teaching Assistants to join a new team of casual staff.  We are specifically looking to enlist enthusiastic and talented TA’s to cover for absence or short term support within the school when the need arises.

 

We would like to hear from TA’s that are experienced to work within our school, or candidates that are seeking to gain experience within a TA role.  We are seeking to recruit appropriate casual staff who may want to return to employment having had a break, or who may only be available on certain days of the week.

 

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 school on a rapid journey of improvement. The Headteacher joined the school in 2017 and is successfully working with all stakeholders to ensure we provide the best education and life chances we can to the young people of our community. In September 2018 we had a full Ofsted inspection where we were graded as good in all areas and we are ambitious in our goal to improve further, ultimately becoming ‘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 successful candidates will be those that understand 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. 

 

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.

 

We aim to ensure our staff body reflects the diversity of our community and use blind-recruitment processes in our short-listing. We employ staff with diverse skills and backgrounds and this ensures that our policies and systems are always inclusive of all our stakeholders. We value and respect everyone’s identity and our Equality Information and Objectives Policy confirms our commitment to the 2010 Equalities Act.

 

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:  Monday 19th April 2021 9am

 

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:

- 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.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting.

The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

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