Support Staff Vacancies

As Lemov writes, ‘No one wants to spend their career at odds with the organisation they work for, trying to hide from the training it offers, or watching the philosophy change every year while thinking, this too shall pass.’

John Mason School -Cultural Fit

Working in a school where you are not aligned with the culture is a miserable experience. So … we both need to have alignment if you come to work here!

· We believe that every child deserves a Champion.
· We believe that we can all improve as teachers.
· We believe in the limitless potential of people.
· We believe that truly great teaching is that which improves students’ progress.
· We believe that teaching requires dedication and sweat.
· We believe that you cannot just wish teachers and students to be better – you have to create the conditions for them to grow.
· We believe that basic literacy and numeracy are essential to students making good progress.
· We believe that feedback should be timely and respond to the needs of the individual student so that they can actively engage with feedback.
· We expect every teacher to plan lessons using assessment information.
· We believe that staff and students come equal first.
· We believe that hard work is the key to success for staff and students.
· We admire the generosity of spirit.
· We acknowledge that we all make mistakes.
· We live by the values of Respect, Honesty and Kindness.

If you think you 'fit', we would love to hear from you even if we don't have any posts advertised. Please contact our HR Manager, Jane Howse, (01235 466054,

TA to Sixth Form Student

Salary Grade: Grade 1, Point 1 (£17,364 per annum pro rata - actual pay £14,040)
Contract Type: Fixed-term for one academic year
Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, 8:30am-4:00pm, term time only plus five INSET days (hours can be tailored to suit the right candidate)
Closing Date: TBA
Interview Date: Interviews on application.
Start Date: 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant for a Sixth Form student to work under the guidance of the Personal Assistant, with further input provided by the SENDCo, and the client in:

• Supporting the learning and personal care needs of the client;
• Supporting the teaching of the client in their home setting, by colleagues from John Mason School;
• Support the client in realising their full academic and personal potential, helping them as they transition to the next stage of their learning and independence.

It should be noted that this role will be undertaken in the home of the client and, although there will be daily interaction with colleagues from the school, that the person appointed to this role will work predominantly with the client and their family.

A package of training and induction will be organised for the successful candidate.

You will be working for a client who is a student in John Mason School’s Sixth Form. Their disability means that accessing the mainstream curriculum in school is untenable at present. As such, the student’s teachers visit their home and, with the support of the Personal Assistant and Teaching Assistant, deliver lessons in their home.

There are also significant care needs for the client, but applicants for this role will need to read the job description to be sure that they fully understand the breadth of tasks expected of them in this role.

This is an exceptional opportunity to support an exceptional client; however, the successful applicant will also need to be a resilient, patient and adaptable individual.

An application pack is available from the John Mason School website or from
CVs alone are not acceptable.

Abingdon Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer that recognises the terms and conditions of maintained schools, including maternity benefits.

Abingdon Learning Trust has a responsibility for and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and requires all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to apply for a DBS check at an enhanced level

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TA to Sixth Form Student
Closing Date: TBA

There are no current vacancies

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TA to Sixth Form Student

Job Description

Person Specification

Confidential Disclosure Form

Cultural Fit Statement

Application Monitoring Form

ALT Support Staff Application Form

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Vacancy Closing Date: TBA