Required for SEPTEMBER 2021
GENERAL TEACHING ASSISTANT - 27.5 HOURS PER WEEK (ESTABLISHED POST) GRADE C PLUS SEN ALLOWANCE starting salary £12,411. (£10.12 p.h.)
Nidderdale High School is a vibrant and highly successful school, with an ambition to develop an innovative curriculum in support of academic achievement and wellbeing for all. The school continues to grow in size and maintains a strong reputation in the community.
Nidderdale High School is a member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance with both students and staff enjoying the benefits of partnership working within the Alliance.
In our most recent inspection in October 2017, Ofsted judged the school to be 'Good' and stated leadership is ‘strong’, teaching is ‘good and improving’, behaviour is ‘good and improving further’, progress is above national averages.
We require a General Teaching Assistant to work as part of the Learning Support Team supporting students throughout the school. Maths and English at Level 2 (GCSE Grade C or equivalent), good communication skills, initiative and discretion are essential. Relevant experience is an advantage but not essential. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification.
To apply, please complete the application form and submit by email to Mrs A Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org by the closing date.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date: 25.6.21
Interview date: 29.6.21
The application form and the Recruitment Booklet can be found on the top right hand side of this page.
When we have vacancies, we advertise as follows:
Teaching staff: On the school website, NYCC Jobs Bulletin, DfE's Teaching Vacancies.
Support staff: On the school website, NYCC Jobs Bulletin, occasionally in the local press.
Safer Recruitment and safeguarding statement
This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and young people. We have a robust Child Protection Policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the School. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will always abide by the principles set out in the Department for Education's Keeping Children Safe in Education (Part 3). We are also committed to meeting the needs of a diverse community and aim to have a workforce that reflects diversity.
To apply for vacant posts, please complete the application form and submit by email to Mrs A Robertson at email@example.com by the closing date.
We make every effort to fill our vacancies as quickly as possible. Short listing takes place shortly after the closing date, and if you are successful, the result of this will be communicated to you via email, so please ensure the email address you give us is correct and viewed regularly.
Due to the number of applicants we receive for each post we may not be able to comment on applications which are not short listed.
If you are invited to interview please confirm your attendance as soon as possible. The invitation will detail the process of interview you will undertake, which may include various activities. Applicants will be supplied with the job description, person specification, application form and information about the post. Incomplete application forms will not be accepted.
Shortlisting / References
Shortlisting of candidates will be against the job description and person specification and during shortlisting particular attention will be paid to any unexplained gaps in employment or repeated changes of employment.
References provided by the candidate directly will not be accepted and will instead be sought directly from the referees who will be asked specific questions relating to the candidate’s suitability to work with children, any disciplinary warnings relating to the safeguarding of children and the candidate’s suitability for the post.
At least one member of the interview panel will have a Safer Recruitment Certificate gained by completing the on-line NSPCC Course. All interviews will be conducted by a minimum of two people. The Headteacher will always be present and a school Governor will be present on the interview panel for SLT posts.
Interviews for teaching posts will involve students. Candidates will be asked to teach a lesson, students will show the candidates around the school and where appropriate there will also be a student interview panel or activity.
Interviews will always be face-to-face and candidates will always be required to explain any gaps in employment and declare any information that is likely to appear on a DBS disclosure.
All candidates will be asked to bring original documentation confirming any educational and professional qualifications relevant to the post together with proof of identity, proof of eligibility to live and work in the UK and a document (less than 3 months old) showing current address.
All offers of employment are subject to two satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS check. If an issue is identified by the DBS check and the candidate has failed to reveal this information at interview, this could lead to the withdrawal of the offer of employment.
All staff who are new to the school will receive induction training that will include training in child protection, safeguarding and guidance on safe working practices.
Volunteering in School
Do you have up to 2 hours a week to mentor a young person in our school? We have students interested in music, graphic design, farming, gardening, business and many other things. If you could offer them the chance to talk about their interests, help in the school garden, complete coursework or just share experiences of the complexities of life, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Anneliese Walker (Senior Pastoral Officer) for more information (telephone 01423 711246). Volunteering is subject to references and DBS clearance.
New to North Yorkshire? please look at http://www.inspireleadteach.co.uk for more information.
We are committed to the principle of equality in employment. Our aim is to ensure equality of opportunity for all existing and prospective employees.
To download our Equal Opportunities form, ##click here.
Living and Teaching in North Yorkshire
For more information about living and teaching in North Yorkshire please visit www.inspireleadteach.co.uk
North Yorkshire Job Search
You can use the North Yorkshire County Council Job Search to find out more about employment opportunities in Schools ; http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/article/23269/Jobs-and-careers
School Prospectus (view in two page view)