More Park is seeking to recruit a teaching assistant to work as a classroom TA in EYFS (Reception class) This is a fixed term, term-time only appointment to the end of this academic year (22/07/2022) Working hours will be 9am to 12.15pm Monday, Tuesday, Friday and 9am - 1.15pm on Wednesday and Thursday. We anticipate a start date of 17th April 2022
We are ideally looking for an enthusiastic TA with classroom experience and knowledge of working within an early years environment. However we would consider all applicants who can demonstrate the qualities required if previous experience of working with children is not available.
Annual full time salary is Kent KR3 £18,425.00. Gross salary for the fixed term period advertised will be £ 1,773.57.
More Park auto-enrolls all staff into a workplace pension at point of recruitment. Staff can choose to opt- out of this pension if specifically requested.
Applicants are encouraged to visit the school prior to applying. This can be arranged by contacting the school office on 01732 843047 to secure a COVID safe convenient time to meet Mrs Seal, Academy Principal.
This role is subject to a satisfactory Safeguarding and Disbarring check (DBS) and full safer recruitment practices. Please note that the interview will take the form of a practical session in class, skills test followed by a formal interview.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school!
What does teaching look like at More Park School?.............
Welcome to a role that will combine challenge with the chance to develop a leader of the future.
As a one form entry school, that encourages resilient, confident pupils you will have the opportunity to be a subject leader and help mould the direction of More Park School.
Set in a semi-rural village location you will be able to utilise our surroundings, including our unique Forest School environment, to inspire through outdoor learning.
With close road and rail links, this enables quality enrichment activities for the benefit of all pupils as well as giving you an enviable location to explore London, Kent and Europe.
A school with a close family and community feel, offering the choice of on-site childcare can also help with the challenge of being a working parent, giving you the chance to use all training opportunities as part of KCSP; with potential for work-shadow and coaching. Taking ownership of your own CPD is encouraged, with recent support being given for national professional qualifications.
We look forward to receiving your CV, for future reference.
Vacancy: Foundation Governor
There is an important role that as a lay member of the parish you can volunteer to do – that of school governor. A foundation governor has a responsibility to preserve and develop the Catholic character of a school, but like all governors, also has to ensure high standards of educational achievement by the children.
The Catholic ethos, rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ, should permeate all aspects of the life of the school. And as part of those values, we want to ensure excellence and that all our young people meet their potential; achieving the most they possibly can.
Governors come in all shapes and sizes. But it is important that each governing body has a good mix of skills, knowledge and experiences. Because not all governing bodies need the same skills, to be successful, it is vital that individuals from all backgrounds volunteer to be a Foundation Governor. Any practising Catholic over the age of 18 can become a Foundation Governor. As a requirement of the appointment process, all governors, regardless of category, will be required to consent to the carrying out of any appropriate checks, including Disclosure and Barring Service checks (previously Criminal Records Bureau Checks), in respect of eligibility/suitability to be appointed as a school governor.
At More Park we currently have two vacancies for Foundation Governors and welcome applications, via St Thomas More Catholic Church parish office. Should you wish to register an interest in these positions, please contact the parish office on email@example.com or register an interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
A job role is available to view on this page which clarifies the significant responsibility involved in this position. Our current vacancies would be ideal for someone with a background in Finance or the ability to read and understand data; an individual who has knowledge of producing a summary document and is literate with ICT or who is comfortable to challenge the headteacher in a committee or individual environment.
With the opportunity to support More Park in its ambition to progress to Outstanding, the time commitment towards visiting the school, discussions with the staff and pupils as well as attending committee and governing body meetings is rewarded with the knowledge that you are helping to raise the standards of both education and personal values and ethos for the generation to come.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Father Peter Soper
Parish Priest / Foundation Governor
Current Teaching Staff Vacancies in school: 0
Current Support Staff vacancies in school: 0
Current Governor Vacancies: 1
More Park School welcomes volunteers to support various aspects of school life. If you feel this would be of interest please view the Volunteer Policy below. Please note that all volunteers are subject to safeguarding checks prior to being allowed into school.