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Inspiring Teaching Assistant (TA) to work on a 1:1 basis - The Downley School

Location: High Wycombe

Overview

If you are an enthusiastic, motivated, happy TA and want to be part of a school where you are valued and your hard work recognised, come and see for yourself. But be sure to bring breadcrumbs or we may not let you leave! :)

Job Title: Inspiring TA to work on a 1:1 basis

Salary Type: Bucks Pay Range 1b, point 6 – 10 (depending on skills/experience)

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: 8.45am – 3.15pm Term Time only

Closing date: 27/05/2022

Interviews to be held: To be confirmed

About us

There is something special happening at Downley School. We are building an inspiring school where happiness, ambition, respect and a thirst for improvement are at the heart of our vision.

We can offer you:

· A school which is continually seeking to develop and improve

· A school where work-life balance is a priority

· An enthusiastic, friendly and supportive team

· A commitment to delivering staff with up to date personalised training

· Children who are engaged, keen and happy learners

· Collaboration with the best schools nationally, with a thirst for continuous improvement

At Downley School we…

· Are on an exciting new journey with a new Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team

· Love sports, successfully taking part in many local sporting events

· Provide children with Forest School opportunities and are developing outdoor learning across the curriculum

· Positively encourage participation in extra activities above and beyond the core curriculum, developing well-rounded children

www.downley.bucks.sch.uk 

About the role

Main purpose 

The TA will assist teachers in a range of duties to support the education and welfare needs of the children at The Downley School.  

Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of all children

Promote childrens independence, self-esteem and social inclusion 

Give support to children, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement 

To work 1:1 with a child with special educational needs

Please see Job Decription for full details.

About you

Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, or other relevant qualification in nursery work or childcare (or willingness to work towards a qualification if not already held (D)

GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and maths (E)

Experience of working with children 

Experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities (under supervision) (D)

Paediatric first aid qualification is desirable or willingness to train towards this qualifications (D)

1:1 experience desirable but not essential 

Please see Person Specification for full details.

Other information

Please email sbm@thedownleyschool.co.uk for more information and or alternatively you can visit our website: www.downley.bucks.sch.uk 

We are a Safeguarding School which is committed to promoting the welfare of children.
Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references.
Applicants would be subject to a spoken English language fluency test.

                                                                                                                                           

Class Teacher - The Downley School

Location: High Wycombe

Overview

We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and innovative class teachers to join our staff team. We want to hear from teachers who are interested in teaching in either EYFS, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage

 

Job Title: Class Teacher

Salary Type: MPS/UPS

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Closing date: 27/05/2022

Interviews to be held: w/c 06/06/2022

About us

Thank you for the interest you have shown in the vacancy at our School. We are looking for a motivated, positive class teacher to join our strong, friendly and dedicated staff team and enthusiastic, keen children.

As a school we aim to be an inspiring environment for our children and our teachers. We strive for our school to be a happy place to be, where each child and member of staff is given the opportunity to make the most of individual talents.

It is our aim for children at The Downley School to become confident, responsible and respectful citizens.  For them to foster a love of learning and to appreciate and care for the world in which they live. We promote a ‘values-based’ approach to the curriculum and explicitly reinforce positive values throughout all areas of school life. It is a priority for us that all staff maintain a healthy work-life balance and that well-being is of the utmost importance.

I strongly encourage you to come and see our school for yourself and look forward to receiving your application. In the meantime, if you need any further information about the role, wish to arrange a visit or send your completed application form please do not hesitate to contact us using the details below.

www.thedownleyschool.co.uk 

About the role

We are looking for candidates who are:

  • enthusiastic, motivated and happy.
  • creative in delivering outstanding lessons within a positive and stimulating learning environment.
  • committed to raising standards and are passionate about enabling all children to reach their full potential.
  • hard-working, well-organised and enthusiastic team players.
  • able to build strong relationships with pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.
  • willing to participate fully in school life, share good practice with colleagues and be able to lead a curriculum subject across the school.

About you

Qualifications

  • Qualified teacher status

Knowledge and skills

The ability to effectively:

  • Create a stimulating and safe learning environment.
  • Establish and maintain a purposeful working atmosphere.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver (which could include remote learning) the curriculum as relevant to the age and ability group/subject that you teach, other relevant initiatives and the school’s own policies.
  • Assess and record the progress of pupils’ learning to inform next steps and monitor progress.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to equal opportunities and use a variety of strategies and practices to promote the diverse cultural and equality issues in the classroom.
  • Teach using a wide variety of strategies to maximise achievement for all children including those with special educational needs and high achievers and to meet differing learning styles.
  • Encourage children in developing self-esteem and respect for others.
  • Deploy a wide range of effective behaviour management strategies successfully.
  • Communicate to a range of audiences (verbal, written, using ICT as appropriate).
  • Use ICT to advance pupils’ learning, and use common ICT tools for their own and pupils’ benefit.

Commitment

Demonstrate a commitment to: 

  • Equalities
  • Promoting the school’s vision and ethos
  • High quality, stimulating learning environments
  • Relating positively to and showing respect for all members of the school and wider community
  • Ongoing relevant professional self-development
  • Safeguarding and child protection

Other information

Visits to school welcome, please contact the school office for further information.

Tel No: 01494 527033

Email: sbm@thedownleyschool.co.uk 

The Downley School is committed to safeguarding and welfare of all our pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful candidate will be required to provide an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references

                                                                                                                                           

Job Title: Administrative Assistant

Overview

Term time only? Yes

Salary Type: Bucks pay

Salary details: Range 1 £18522 - £19448, Pro rata (depending on experience)

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Monday - Friday 1.00 - 4.30 (17.5 Hours per Week)

Closing date: 19/05/2022 00:00

Interviews to be held: 26/05/2022

About us

At The Downley School we strive to recognise and develop talents which our children bring to school and to encourage those who are less confident to find aspects of their school life in which they can really shine. In doing this, we find children are inspired to learn throughout all areas of the curriculum and make the most of the learning opportunities we work so hard to give them. It is our aim for them to become confident, responsible and respectful citizens. For them to foster a love of learning and to appreciate and care for the world in which they live. We promote a ‘values-based’ approach to the curriculum and explicitly reinforce positive values throughout all areas of school life.

www.downley.bucks.sch.uk

About the role

To carry out reception and administrative duties connected with the parents, staff and pupils, in order to help maintain the efficient running of the school.

The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for attendance, registration and general day to day administration tasks, supporting the Office Manager and working as part of the Admin Team. Acting as the first point of contact for the school and supporting members of the Senior Leadership Team.

About you

  • Excellent communication skills - must be able to deal with a wide range of people (including parents/carers, Governors and staff).
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Ability to prioritise and organise their working day.
  • Must be able to multi-task; working both independently and in a team.
  • Previous experience of working in a school is preferred.

Other information

Visits to the school are warmly welcome. To arrange a visit or to find out more about the role, please contact our school office on the number below.

Please send completed application forms to the email address below.

Tel No: 01494 527033
Email: sbm@thedownleyschool.co.uk

The Downley School is committed to safeguarding and welfare of all our pupils. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The successful candidate will be required to provide an enhanced DBS check.

                                                                                                                                           

Inspiring Teaching Assistant - The Downley School

Location: High Wycombe

Overview

If you are an enthusiastic, motivated, happy TA and want to be part of a school where you are valued and your hard work recognised, come and see for yourself. But be sure to bring breadcrumbs or we may not let you leave! :)

Job salary: Bucks Pay Range 1b, point 6 – 10 (depending on skills/experience)

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: 8.30 am – 3.30 pm Term Time only

Closing Date for Applications: Closing Date for Applications

About us

There is something special happening at Downley School. We are building an inspiring school where happiness, ambition, respect and a thirst for improvement are at the heart of our vision.

At Downley School we…

· Are on an exciting new journey with a new Headteacher and Senior Leadership Team

· Love sports, successfully taking part in many local sporting events

· Provide children with Forest School opportunities and are developing outdoor learning across the curriculum

· Positively encourage participation in extra activities above and beyond the core curriculum, developing well-rounded children

About the role

Main purpose:

  • The TA will assist teachers in a range of duties to support the education and welfare needs of the children at The Downley School.  
  • Work with class teachers to raise the learning and attainment of all children
  • Promote childrens independence, self-esteem and social inclusion 
  • Give support to children, individually or in groups, so they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement 
  • Please see Job Decription for full details.

We can offer you:

· A school which is continually seeking to develop and improve

· A school where work-life balance is a priority

· An enthusiastic, friendly and supportive team

· A commitment to delivering staff with up to date personalised training

· Children who are engaged, keen and happy learners

· Collaboration with the best schools nationally, with a thirst for continuous improvement

About you

Level 2 or 3 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Level 3 Diploma in Childcare and Education, or other relevant qualification in nursery work or childcare (or willingness to work towards a qualification if not already held (D)

GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and maths (E)

Experience of working with children

Experience of planning and leading teaching and learning activities (under supervision) (D)

Paediatric first aid qualification is desirable or willingness to train towards this qualifications (D)

Please see Person Specification for full details.

Other information

Please email sbm@thedownleyschool.co.uk for more information and or alternatively you can visit our website https://www.downley.bucks.sch.uk

Send completed application forms to sbm@thedownleyschool.co.uk

We are a Safeguarding School which is committed to promoting the welfare of children. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. Applicants would be subject to a spoken English language fluency test.