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,

Support Staff Vacancies

Teaching Assistant (Maternity)

Closing: 11/05/18

Teaching Assistant (Maternity)

Part Time, Maternity Cover
Salary: Grade 4, (£15,807-£16,491 FTE)
Hours of Work: 2 days per week (8:30am - 3:15pm), term time only plus two INSET days (Sept)
Start Date: TBC.
Interview Date: Interviews on application. Should a suitable candidate be identified before the closing date, the vacancy may be closed early.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated Teaching Assistant to join our committed Learning Support team to cover maternity leave (up to one year in the first instance). If you would enjoy working in a friendly and busy school helping children with special needs and learning difficulties to make progress this could be the right opening for you.

Experience and training as a Teaching Assistant would be an advantage but not essential. We are looking for evidence of a real desire to help students achieve and a caring and sensitive approach to students’ needs.

The successful candidate will:

• Work effectively and flexibly within a team of experienced Teaching Assistants to support classes across the curriculum from Year 7 to Year 11.
• Be prepared to work with/support the learning of small groups of students or individuals as necessary.
• Build positive relationships with young people and be sensitive to their individual needs.
• Be committed to inclusion and equality of opportunity.
• Have good spoken and written English, and possess literacy and numeracy skills, preferably in English and Maths to at least GCSE Grade C or equivalent, and show a willingness to learn.
• Be proficient in ICT to effectively support learning.

John Mason School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Candidates must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS).

HOW TO APPLY: If you would like to apply for this position, please download the application pack from our website Completed applications should be returned to Jane Howse, HR Manager, (email: by the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 11 May 2018.

Teaching Assistant (Maternity)

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Vacancy Closing Date: 11/05/2018