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Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap following completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 33 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time)

Salary range: £17,681 - £18,672 full time equivalent (example 33 hpw/39 wpy pro-rated = £13,428)

Site(s): Bay House School and Brune Park School

Closing date: 

Cover supervisors are responsible for supervising pupils carrying out pre-prepared exercises and to manage a classroom, ensuring that students remain on task with the work they have been set.

This is a highly rewarding, and challenging role. We are looking for individuals that are supportive, non-judgmental, patient, easy to talk to, positive and flexible. You must be able to speak to pupils in a manner which encourages and supports them.

Duties may include
  • supervising work that has been set in accordance with the school policy
  • managing the behaviour of pupils while they are undertaking this work to ensure a constructive environment
  • responding to any questions from pupils about process and procedures
  • dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures
  • collecting any completed work after the lesson and returning it to the appropriate teacher
  • reporting back as appropriate using the school’s agreed referral procedures on the behaviour of pupils during the class, and any issues arising
Skills and experience you’ll need
  • GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent functional skills in English and Maths
  • understand how children develop, think and learn
  • are able to manage groups of children
  • have a passion for every child achieving beyond what they might have thought possible
  • have a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • have a strong commitment to safeguarding
  • have a determination to secure positive progress and high aspirations for and with students
  • are committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life
  • are an enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
  • build positive relationships with pupils
  • are a good team player who is able to develop good relationships with the people they work with
What can we offer you
  • This role could provide a suitable level of experience to support an application to our School Direct Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Programme (both Salaried and Training) or other opportunities in the field of education
  • The opportunity to join a dedicated team, who deliver excellent support to our pupils to ensure positive outcomes in the classroom and wider community
  • Friendly and enthusiastic children and adults who are rightly proud of their schools
  • A firm commitment to on-going professional development and your well-being
  • Supervision to support you in this role
  • An opportunity to be fully integrated into a fun and caring team
  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Membership of one of the UK’s largest public sector pension schemes

We will be pleased to receive applications from candidates who feel that they can contribute to the ethos of the GFM family.


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Contract: Fixed Term and Permanent posts available

Start date: asap following completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 0820 – 1530 (40 minutes unpaid lunch break) - 33 hours per week / 39 weeks per year (term time) Hours of duty to be agreed

Salary range: £16,626 - £17,391 full time equivalent – Actual £12,573 - £13,151

Site(s): Brune Park

Closing date: 11/07/2019 12:00 am

This is a highly rewarding and challenging role. We are looking for individuals that are supportive, non-judgmental, patient, easy to talk to, positive and flexible. You must be able to speak to pupils in a manner which encourages and supports them, enabling you to build trusting relationships.  LSAs support pupils in class, in small groups and on a one-to-one basis.

LSAs work with pupils of all abilities, including those with special needs. Students with learning needs benefit from specific literacy and / or numeracy interventions as well as support in lessons. Students with physical disabilities may need help with mobility and accessing materials. Students with behavioural difficulties require particular support to help them achieve their full potential.

You need to be a responsible and organised person. Some experience working with children, perhaps through volunteering in a school, or helping at clubs for young people. You will have a GCSE minimum grade C or equivalent functional skills in English and Maths.

We would be interested in receiving an application from you if you:

  • understand how children develop, think and learn
  • are able to manage groups of children.
  • have a passion for every child achieving beyond what they might have thought possible
  • have a commitment to breaking down barriers to learning
  • have a strong commitment to safeguarding
  • have a determination to secure positive progress and high aspirations for and with students
  • are committed to nurture a child’s happiness and enjoyment of school and life
  • are an enthusiastic individual with a good sense of humour
  • build positive relationships with pupils
  • are a good team player who is able to develop good relationships with the people they work with

Contract: Permanent

Start date: asap following completion of safe recruitment checks

Hours: 25 hours per week (5 hours per day) (term time)

Salary range: £16,626 - £17,007 full time equivalent – Actual £9,769 - £9,992

Site(s): Brune Park

Closing date: 02/09/2019 12:00 am

Gosport & Fareham Multi Academy Trust are looking to appoint a confident, self-motivated hard working individual who is a good communicator, patient and with a friendly approach and able to work independently to join the team at Brune Park School.

You will be joining a dedicated team of technicians providing support to the Science Department in the preparation of materials, equipment and resources to facilitate teaching and learning in the Department.  This role will include keeping up to date with health and safety requirements, organising and collecting resources for lessons and returning and maintaining equipment.  Role specific training will be given, prior experience is not essential.

Applicants will demonstrate a passion for working with young people and a strong sense of belief that every child with the right support can achieve to their very best.

Interviews will take place week commencing – 9 September.

Main Duties: –

  • Keep up to date with H&S requirements (including Cleapss)
  • Observe H&S regulations in the labs and prep rooms.
  • Carry out personal risk assessments for technician activities.
  • Seek help and advice over any uncertainty regarding an activity or aspect of H&S.
  • Attend training as suggested by the ST to further skills and expertise.
  • Take responsibility for and maintain a record of personal training and continuous professional development.
  • Maintain a personal record of skills and competencies achieved.
  • Turn the gas supply off in the labs at the end of each school day.
  • Assist the technical team in the organisation of resources.
  • Organise the collection and preparation of resources on a day to day basis using the requisition
  • Deliver equipment to Labs.
  • Supply appropriate hazards and H&S information to the Labs.
  • Assemble basic apparatus.
  • Collect, check and return equipment and worksheets to stores and files, as soon as is practicable.
  • Prepare basic and essential resources.
  • Prepare basic solutions, materials and cultures.
  • Care for plants.
  • Top up reagent bottles after each use.
  • Label equipment and chemicals with appropriate titles and hazard symbols
  • Maintain a tidy professional workplace.
  • Monitor, maintain and clean standard equipment in laboratories.
  • Carry out safety checks on safety specs, goggles and basic glassware.
  • Carry out general laboratory cleaning including sinks and work surfaces.
  • Dispose of non-hazardous waste materials.
  • Clean and put away used equipment as soon as is practicable.
  • Maintain a tidy, organised filing system for worksheets and exams.
  • Notify appropriate personnel of repairs or maintenance needed.
  • Notify appropriate personnel of low stock levels.
  • Obtain materials by local purchase on request of the ST and financed by the department.

How to apply

Applicants applying for a position must complete the GFM application form. Please ensure all sections of the application are filled in and that all gaps between employment are noted. Please do not send CVs as we are unable to accept these.

For enquiries and to return applications email: hr@gfmat.org or telephone: (023) 9261 6012

Where we receive a large volume of applications, we may close the post early, therefore you are strongly advised to submit your application as soon as possible.

Thinking about training to become a teacher?

This role could provide a suitable level of experience to support an application to our GFM School Direct Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Programme or other opportunities in the field of education.

For further information about the different routes to teaching that we offer across the GFM, please contact our Initial Teacher Training Team on: itt@gfmat.org or phone: (023) 9250 5205.

Safeguarding statement

GFM Education is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. A ‘prohibition from teaching’ check will be completed for all shortlisted teaching candidates including those applying for a teaching assistant/Cover Supervisor/Other work deemed directly involved with pupils where it is indicated that they have qualified teacher status or have previously worked as a teacher. All successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service check along with other relevant employment checks. GFM Education pursues a policy of equality of opportunity.

GFM Education
Bay House School
Gomer Lane, Alverstoke
Gosport
Hampshire
PO12 2QP

Company number: 07834711

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