Teaching Assistant

Connaught Education
Richmond, Surrey
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Timetable: Full-time
Contract: Permanent position
Start date: September 2017

Our client is a leading and outstanding Prep School in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Traditionally run, they pride themselves on the individual care and attention provided to each of the 160 children in the school.

The School has a team of enthusiastic and excellent staff teaching their children, including classroom assistants in the Early Years, KS1 and KS2 classes. Due to a promotion, the School is looking for a new full-time classroom assistant to work with the Key Stage 2 team in Year 6 from September 2017. In this role, the School is seeking an enthusiastic and capable assistant to support the classroom teacher in all aspects of educating their pupils, alongside the rest of the specialist teachers and teaching assistants.

The main focus of this role is to support the class teacher to provide a happy, stimulating environment for children to learn; prepare the classroom and all learning materials needed to educate the pupils; work under the direction of the class teacher to run small groups in English and Maths to support the learning needs of children with different abilities; participate in the active assessment of the children's learning; marking pupils' work alongside the class teacher; participate enthusiastically in all aspects of school life, including assemblies, break times, lunchtimes, story times, sport, music and drama.

The ideal candidate will be somebody who is passionate about helping children in learning. They are happy to consider candidates with:

* level 3 teaching or classroom assistant qualifications;
* interest in gaining a level 4 relevant qualification while working at the School
* experience of work in schools, nurseries or in the child care sector;
* an interest or experience in working in independent schools;
* an interest in sports coaching would be advantageous;
* an understanding of the London 11 plus examinations system

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; the successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

To apply for this KS2 Teaching Assistant job, please send your up-to-date CV to Francesca at Connaught Education: , including your full name, address and contact details. We will consider interested candidates at the earliest possible time, and aim to respond to your application within 48 hours. The school reserves the right to appoint before the advertisement deadline.

Connaught Education is a trading brand of Connaught Resourcing and operates as an Employment Business and an Employment Agency. We are a committed equal opportunities employer who respect and value cultural diversity. We are committed to supporting the welfare of children and young people. In support of current Safeguarding legislation we will carry out background checks and an Enhanced DBS Disclosure as part of our recruitment and selection procedures.