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Bilingual Classroom Assistant

South East London, South East
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Jun 13, 2024

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Job Title: Bilingual Classroom Assistant

Location: Plumstead, South East London

Salary: £24,056 per annum (Actual gross salary) - Scale 3

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

Working Hours: 35 hours per week, 40 weeks per year

Closing Date: Monday 20 May at noon

Plumstead Manor is a thriving and popular secondary school located in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. There has been a school on our site since 1913, with the first 105 years as a girls' school. In response to local demand we admitted our first mixed cohort in 2018 and are now fully co-educational.

Ours is vibrant, diverse and inclusive school with over 70 languages spoken across our community. We have a clear vision founded on excellence and justice, with the ambition to offer a world class education to the young people and families of Greenwich. Our recipe to achieve that is based on high quality teaching and academic rigour, in a safe and happy environment.

Above all, we want our young people to leave school equipped with the powerful knowledge and necessary skills to change the world for the better. In order to foster successful young people and cultivate harmonious communities, we aim to offer young people excellence in all that we do, so that they can overcome any barrier in their lives and secure greater justice.

Our curriculum offers a range of pathways, blending the mastery of knowledge with the development of transferable skills and see our young people progress onto a full range of future pathways including medicine and veterinary science, courses at the most competitive universities as well as high-quality apprenticeships.

About the Role:

We are looking for a Bilingual Classroom Assistant to work in our tiered provision for EAL leaners to provide excellent tailored support for our students whose first language is not English. You will support the learning of individual students and small groups in class under the guidance of a teacher as well as leading small group withdrawal interventions. You will also monitor the achievement of EAL students, recording and reporting on their progress and will develop interventions to boost and accelerate their progress.

About you:

The successful candidate will have Level 2 qualifications in English and Maths and the ability to speak, and ideally to read and write in one or more additional languages.

Languages we need support with include Ukrainian, Russian and Romanian. A TEFL/ESOL qualification and/or experience of teaching English as an additional second language is desirable.

Of overall importance is the need for flexibility and the capacity to work across many languages and to support pupils from diverse backgrounds and needs.

You will need good communication skills, flexibility and knowledge of best practice in meeting the needs of EAL Learners.

Additional Information:

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment.

References will automatically be requested for all shortlisted applicants prior to interview. The successful applicant will be required to be DBS checked prior to taking up post.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV for this role and check your emails for further instructions.

Candidates with previous job titles and experience of; Teaching Assistant, Classroom Support, Teacher's Support, Teaching Support, Classroom Assistant, Bilingual Education, Ukraine Teacher, Ukrainian Language Learning Support, Romanian Teacher, Romain Speaking Learning Support, Romanian Learning Support, LSA, Learning Support Assistant may also be considered for this role.


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