Teaching Assistant & OPAL Coordinator
Dame Allans Schools
Competitive; depending on experience
13th Sep 2023
We are looking to appoint a creative, energetic and enthusiastic person to join our vibrant Junior School and Nursery. Our children enjoy an action packed, broad and child centred curriculum that stimulates their young minds and ignites a love of learning. Our purpose built junior school is an outstanding, creative learning environment with superb facilities both indoor and outside.
The selected individual will lead our team of lunchtime supervisory staff and manage our After School Club as well as support teachers and pupils in learning activities during the afternoon, including short term cover of classes.
You will need a minimum Level 3 qualification as well as experience of working with pupils in the primary phase. You will also need to demonstrate that you meet the HLTA professional standards. The post holder will deal with a wide variety of people so you must be an effective communicator and have strong interpersonal skills.
The ability to multitask and prioritise in a busy environment using your initiative are key attributes for this role along with the importance of confidentiality and safeguarding.
The selected individual will work 37 hours per week during term time (36 weeks), working times to be 08:30 to 16:30, Monday to Friday with an unpaid lunch break each day.
Dame Allan’s Schools were founded in 1705 by Dame Eleanor Allan, to provide a ‘proper education’ for boys and girls in Newcastle.
Now, over three hundred years later, strength is drawn from this heritage and Dame Allan’s is proud to provide an excellent education for young people from all cultures and backgrounds within a supportive environment. This is informed by the Schools’ Christian foundation and traditions, where pupils are encouraged to make the best use of their many and varied abilities.
Dame Allan’s are unique in the region as the only school following the pioneering Diamond Structure. In the state of the art Junior School and Nursery boys and girls learn together. At the age of 11, they move into the single sex Boys’ and Girls’ Schools, where they are taught separately leading up to their GCSE examinations. When the students begin their A-level studies they move into the co-educational sixth form. This system provides all of the benefits of single-sex education, combined with the social advantages of co-education.
We have two sites: our Junior School and Nursery at Hunter’s Moor and our Senior School and Sixth Form at Fenham in Newcastle upon Tyne.
We provide a positive working environment, competitive salary and benefits. We look forward to receiving your application!
Dame Allan’s Schools are committed to securing equality of opportunity through the creation of an environment in which all individuals are treated on the sole basis of their relevant merits and abilities. We aim to ensure that no current or former staff, job applications, pupils, parents and visitors receive less favourable treatment than another on the grounds of sex, gender reassignment, race or nationality, ethnic origin, skin colour, disability, political or religious beliefs, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, age, membership of a trade union, pregnancy or maternity.
The Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Other Supporting Documents:Dame Allan's Schools Information Pack Teaching Assistant & OPAL Coordinator Job Information Pack
Dame Allans Schools
Dame Allan’s was founded in 1705 to provide quality education for boys and girls in Newcastle.
We are unique in the region as the only school following the pioneering Diamond Structure of education, which combines single-sex education within a co-educational setting.
In our Junior School and Nursery, boys and girls learn together. At the age of 11, they move into our single-sex Boys’ and Girls’ Schools, where they are taught separately leading up to their GCSE examinations.
When the students begin their A Level studies, they move into our co-educational Sixth Form.