Gap Year Assistant

Falcons Preparatory School for Boys
Richmond, UK
19 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Term Time, full time role

Sept 2019 start

Falcons Prep GAP Assistant Programme is aimed at individuals aged 17 to 20, who are looking for an opportunity to spend a year working alongside teaching professionals in a lovely independent school in London.

As a Falcons Prep GAP Assistant you will be provided with the tools to develop your skills and experiences, both personally and professionally.

Falcons Prep - Richmond is an independent, day school for boys aged 4-13 (currently 7-13), situated on the outskirts of Old Deer Park and Richmond Rugby Club, just a 5 minute walk from the train station.

The Role

To help provide a high quality education experience for all children, remaining professional at all times; setting high standards of punctuality, smartness, organisation, firmness and fairness.

Gap Assistants will also be expected to help with the normal duties in school including supervision of break times and meal times, road crossings etc. Gap Assistants should be professional, enthusiastic and responsible. They should also be prepared to be flexible and to help with the running of the school in numerous ways. Experience of working with children would be an advantage but support and all necessary training will be given.

It is a pivotal role within the school community which requires excellent communication skills and a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.

The School

We ensure that every boy at Falcons has a happy and fulfilling experience whilst at school. Above all, we encourage academic endeavour and that each boy strives, gives of his best, and achieves his goals. We place equal importance on his social, moral and cultural growth. At all times the boys are expected to uphold the ethos of the school in a positive manner and are proud ambassadors; not only on campus but when representing Falcons at outside events, activities and fixtures. We foster a desire to learn by offering a curriculum that has breadth, balance and challenge.

At Falcons we maintain high expectations and place a strong emphasis on acknowledging the positive ways in which the boys conduct themselves and interact with others. Trust, honesty, good manners, a hardworking attitude and respect for the environment and above all, each other, are intrinsic in all that we teach. We place great emphasis on the strength of our community and the boys being considerate, courteous and tolerant of the needs of others. In this environment they have the opportunity to grow academically, on the sports field, artistically, on stage, and to take leadership responsibilities in many different areas. Life at Falcons Preparatory School is a unique experience.

Falcons Prep is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The protection of our students' welfare is the responsibility of all Falcons Prep staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) clearance along with other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.

We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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