Teaching Assistant Role

Whitefriars School is a fully integrated 3 to 18 all-through school. In May 2018 our school was judged by OFSTED to be outstanding. In September 2021 we opened our Sixth Form.

We are looking for a creative, positive and committed Teaching Assistant to join our vibrant team to work across both schools.

You will share our values-based ethos in which a dynamic classroom culture engages pupils positively and actively in the process of learning so that they make excellent progress

Our pupils make rapid progress and achieve academic excellence in an environment of love and care. Our school is a strong family where expectations are high, values are positive and children are treasured. Our goal is to equip our pupils with the knowledge, skills and character to lead successful lives.

We believe that anyone can learn anything and the growth mind-set underpins everything we do. We do not believe that some pupils are bright and that others are not. We believe in the limitless capacity for everyone to achieve great things. We believe that what we become and what we achieve comes from great teaching, hard work and fantastic support.

We provide pupils with a curriculum of the highest quality. We have new state-of-the art buildings with a wide range of extensive facilities. Our pedagogical approach is rooted in the science of how children learn. We ask lots of questions, we explain in small steps, we link to prior learning and we guide first practice. Our pupils think hard about their learning. We read a lot because it has a profound impact on educational outcomes.

Our teachers get to know the pupils as individuals and build meaningful relationships that last. We ensure that all of our pupils feel they belong. We explicitly teach our pupils to live by positive shared values and to hold these deep in their hearts. We are a Rights Respecting Gold accredited school. This creates our wonderful learning environments and great behaviour. We offer a wide range of innovative clubs.

We maintain a great work-life balance. 

Please click here for the job description and personal specification

Please click here to apply using our online application form.

An equal opportunities employer.

Free use of touch screen luxury coffee & hot chocolate machine for all staff

Regular staff well-being reviews

Exceptional paid leave allowance to support with childcare. In addition, 1 day paid for celebration events such as wedding/trip/graduation per annum.

The Heathland Whitefriars Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a Disclosure Barring Service check.

In accordance with DfE Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be completed on all shortlisted applicants prior to interview.

Closing date: Monday 3 June 2024

Start date: September 2024

We reserve the right to shortlist, interview and appoint prior to the closing date and so early applications are encouraged.

Full time permanent role
33 hours per week — 38 weeks
Salary: 19,561