We have vacancies next term for both a general teaching assistant and learning support assistant to work with a children with complex special educational needs. For the teaching assistant post we need a good standard of education and will give priority to good graduates with relevant degrees who are interested in eventually training as a teacher.
We welcome volunteers but we obviously need to conduct thorough checks before this can happen. Volunteering to help in class can provide the essential experience you need if you are planning to work in education but would not necessarily be the route to a support staff post at Woodside. When recruiting teaching assistants we now have a policy of only employing graduates who intend to follow a career in teaching and may later wish to join our graduate training programme. Previous paid or voluntary experience working with children in a school environment is an essential criteria for these applicants.
We occasionally need people to able to cover the absence of cleaning, catering or lunchtime supervisory staff and this is work which could lead to a permanent post. If you could be suitable and available for such please contact the school office with your details.