Wickham Court Prep School

Wickham Court Prep School is an independent, co-educational day school for children from Nursery thr

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10/02/2022

We are currently looking for a Caretaker to join our team at Wickham Court School in West Wickham.

The role will require you to carry out general repairs and maintenance and to use initiative, work under pressure and be flexible with problem-solving. You will need to have good practical skills and high energy levels. liaising closely with the Estate Manager and Headteacher on health and safety within the school, ensuring that the school is complying with current health and safety, fire, and risk assessment legislation.

About Wickham Court School

At Wickham Court Preparatory School, no one is anonymous, and all our pupils are treated as unique individuals. We know they have talents, abilities, and aspirations. They have promise and we aim to help them discover and build on that promise, all the while experiencing the joys of a setting that is culturally and historically rich.

When you visit, we think you will see that Wickham Court is as dynamic and exciting as education itself.

About the Position

- Key Holder
- Ensure security and safety of the school site and grounds during working hours
- Observe legislation regarding Health & - Safety Regulations, Fire and Risk Assessment legislation and work alongside the Health & Safety Officer
- Maintenance of all ground working equipment, tools, ladders, tractors, mowers, etc.
- Day to day maintenance of the School,
- Sports Hall, outbuildings, and grounds including but not limited to checks as follows:
- Weekly Checks: Fire alarm, water temperatures, fire exits
- Termly Checks: Building’s fabric, roofs, paths, CCTV, and alarms maintenance
- Annual Checks: Gas safety, electrical PAT testing, tree survey, kitchen extractor hood clean, fire extinguishers, intruder alarm, fire alarm service
- Managing requests for maintenance/repairs
- Managing on-site Contractors and ensuring that they are competent and compliant
- Monitoring of cleaners and ensuring their work is satisfactory
- Ensure the customers and students are treated with politeness and courtesy and be always a good ambassador for the school
- To undertake any training as maybe required
- Part of this role will involve safeguarding responsibilities including the reporting of any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Team

About you

- Undergo an Enhanced DBS Check
- Be responsible for the opening/closing of the School/site
- Confident and capable of working both alone and as part of a team
- Be flexible to work when required with reasonable notice
- Good communicator with both adults and students
- Have basic knowledge of carpentry, electrical and/or plumbing
- Receive deliveries and ensure that they are processed quickly
- Ensure the School is always clean and well-presented and especially in advance of Open Days, etc
- Ability to adapt to change in situations
Experience in passenger carrying vehicles (desirable)

Job Type: Part time

Working Hours: 20 hours per week

Salary: £12,000

Application Closing Date: 23rd Feb

Start Date: Immediate start available

Wickham Court Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for ALL jobs will undergo appropriate child-protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enhanced level, costs are covered by the company. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

26/11/2021

We are looking for an outstanding and energetic Key Stage 2 Teacher to join our dedicated and hardworking school in West Wickham, Kent.

To find out more about this role or to apply, please fill in our Application Form here https://www.wickhamcourt.org.uk/vacancies/key-stage-2-teacher

About the Role

You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a high level of commitment, drive and passion for the education and welfare of primary school children. This is an excellent opportunity for a teacher to add to our school community, where we pride ourselves on our children being able to learn in inspirational surroundings within a supportive, family orientated community.

The successful candidate will help drive our school into the future, promoting our caring ethos and outstanding results by discovering the right way for each child in your care to reach their potential.

About You

You will be an experienced Key Stage 2 teacher who is outstanding in the classroom. Our classes are small with an emphasis on individual attention and we aim for our students to leave us as confident, happy, articulate and enthusiastic individuals.

Whether you are an NQT or seasoned practitioner, the key quality we are searching for is the ‘wow factor’ in the classroom – can you grab the attention of the whole class and keep it whilst delivering outstanding teaching to each student? Are you prepared to think carefully about how to enhance your lessons, your classroom and your pastoral care? Do you have the passion to ‘roll-up your sleeves’ and ‘get stuck-in’ in every aspect of our small school? If you do, we’d like to talk to you.

Responsibilities

- To be aware of the relevant developments to Key Stage 2 teaching, learning, assessment and recording, both locally and nationally.
- To deliver lessons which are consistently judged as good or outstanding in line with the school’s expectations.
- To be able to teach booster sessions in year 5 & 6, bearing in mind the entrance examinations for grammar and selective independent schools.
- To develop appropriate long and medium term plans and daily plans in line with the School’s policy on planning.
- To plan engaging and motivating learning activities and achieve progression in pupils’ understanding by identifying clear learning intentions and success criteria.
- Lesson content will be differentiated and responsive to meet the needs of all pupils. Pitch will match current levels of understanding.
- To establish a safe, organised and stimulating environment with purposeful displays that foster independent exploration, extends learning and celebrates pupils’ achievements.
- To critically analyse the impact and effectiveness of your teaching, making timely adjustments to the curriculum where necessary and to be open to peer feedback.
- To make effective use of assessment information on pupils’ attainment and progress when teaching and in planning future learning.
- To analyse data and prepare for pupil progress meetings.
- To select and make good use of ICT and other learning resources which enable learning objectives to be met.
- To plan, set and assess homework in accordance with the School Homework Policy.
- To deliver lessons which are consistently judged as good or outstanding in line with the school’s expectations.

Contract Type: Full-time, Term-Time Only, Permanent

Job Type: Full Time

Working hours: Monday to Friday

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Application closing date: 9th December 2021

Start Date: Immediate

10/11/2021

We are currently looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our team in West Wickham.

This is a fantastic opportunity for applicants who are looking to start a rewarding career within education in an environment where you can make a real impact on children’s lives.

To find out more about this role, or to apply, please fill in our Application Form here: https://www.wickhamcourt.org.uk/vacancies/learning-support-assistant

The successful candidate will work with teachers to support teaching and learning, providing specific assistance to students under the direction, guidance, and direct supervision as well as using own initiative.

About Wickham Court School

At Wickham Court Preparatory School, no one is anonymous, and all our pupils are treated as unique individuals. We know they have talents, abilities, and aspirations. They have promise and we aim to help them discover and build on that promise, all the while experiencing the joys of a setting that is culturally and historically rich.

About the Position

You will be responsible for aiding the student to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and on his/her own. Part of this role includes:

- Ensuring the students can use equipment and materials provided
- Motivating and encouraging the students as required by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks as appropriate to pupils needs
- Monitor the students responses to the learning activities and, where appropriate, modify or adapt the activities as agreed with the teacher to achieve the intended learning outcomes
- To give positive encouragement, feedback, and praise to reinforce and sustain the students efforts and develop self-reliance and self esteem.
- Part of this role will involve safeguarding responsibilities including the reporting of any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Team

About You

We are looking for someone who:

- Can be a role model to students through personal presentation and professional conduct
- Will strive for personal and professional development through active involvement in the School’s appraisal system and performance management procedures
- Receptive to the needs of the pupils, parents, and staff
- Helpful and possesses a co-operative attitude
- Is happy to train in basic First Aid
- Capable to understand children's wants and needs and support them accordingly
- Passionate about a career in education

Job Type: Term time only

Working Hours: 7 hours a day, Monday to Friday

Salary: £17,000

Closing Date: 23rd November 2021

Start Date: 5th January 2022

04/11/2021

We are currently looking for a School Secretary to join our team in West Wickham.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a talented individual, possessing excellent organisational skills and with a keen eye for detail. You will be the first point of contact for both current and prospective parents so exceptional people skills with an approachable manner are essential.

To find out more about this role or to apply, please fill in our Application Form here: https://www.wickhamcourt.org.uk/vacancies

About Wickham Court

Wickham Court Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational day school for children from Nursery through to Year 6. Located in West Wickham, Kent, we are proud to offer an epic education for children in a historically and culturally rich setting. Our pupils are energetic, engaged, and happy; they benefit from the skill and expertise of dedicated, experienced teachers and small class sizes.

About the Position

This role will be working closely with the Headmistress, providing all the necessary administration support. You will also be responsible for:

- Presenting a positive image of the school to the parents, prospective parents, and the local community
- Being the first point of contact for both current and prospective parents
- Answering the telephones courteously, with sensitivity, and with confidence, using initiative as required and forwarding detailed messages as appropriate
- Plan, organise, and maintain the Head Teacher’s diary, arranging appointments and meetings
- Liaise with the Head Teacher daily regarding events and any actions that need immediate attention
- Any tasks relating to Admissions and Finance that the Head Teacher requests
- Part of this role will involve safeguarding responsibilities including the reporting of any safeguarding concerns to the Designated Safeguarding Team

About you

This position will suit someone who:

- Has exceptional organisation skills and can multi-task and prioritise effectively
- Can convey information clearly and accurately both orally and in writing to a wide range of stakeholders
- Is proficient in computer applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Sage
- Is approachable both to staff and children. Must enjoy children’s company and enjoy working with them
- Ideally First Aid Trained, or willing to learn and train where needed
- Previous experience in an educational environment is desirable

Job Type: Full Time

Working Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm.

Salary: Dependant on experience

Application Closing Date: 17th November 2021

Start Date: Immediate Start

Wickham Court is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants for ALL jobs will undergo appropriate child-protection screening including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check to enhanced level, costs are covered by the company. This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

14/09/2021

We are looking for an outstanding and energetic KS2 Teacher to join our dedicated and hardworking school in West Wickham, Kent.

To find out more about this role and to apply, please fill in our Application Form found here: https://www.wickhamcourt.org.uk/vacancies

Wickham Court Preparatory School

Wickham Court Preparatory School, is an independent, co-educational day school for children from Nursery through to Year 6. Located in West Wickham, Kent, we are proud to offer an epic education for the children in a historically and culturally rich setting. Our pupils are energetic, engaged, and happy; they benefit from the skill and expertise of dedicated, experienced teachers and small class sizes.

About the Role

You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a high level of commitment, drive and passion for the education and welfare of primary school children. This is an excellent opportunity for a teacher to add to our school community, where we pride ourselves on our children being able to learn in inspirational surroundings within a supportive, family orientated community.

The successful candidate will help drive our school into the future, promoting our caring ethos and outstanding results by discovering the right way for each child in your care to reach their potential.

About You

You will be an experienced KS2 teacher who is outstanding in the classroom. Our classes are small with an emphasis on individual attention and we aim for our students to leave us as confident, happy, articulate and enthusiastic individuals.

Whether you are an NQT or seasoned practitioner, the key quality we are searching for is the ‘wow factor’ in the classroom – can you grab the attention of the whole class and keep it whilst delivering outstanding teaching to each student? Are you prepared to think carefully about how to enhance your lessons, your classroom and your pastoral care? Do you have the passion to ‘roll-up your sleeves’ and ‘get stuck-in’ in every aspect of our small school? If you do, we’d like to talk to you.

Responsibilities

- To be aware of the relevant developments to Key Stage 2 teaching, learning, assessment and recording, both locally and nationally
- To deliver lessons which are consistently judged as good or outstanding in line with the school’s expectations
- To be able to teach booster sessions in year 5 & 6, bearing in mind the entrance examinations for grammar and selective independent schools.
- To develop appropriate long and medium term plans and daily plans in line with the School’s policy on planning.
- To plan engaging and motivating learning activities and achieve progression in pupils’ understanding by identifying clear learning intentions and success criteria.
- Lesson content will be differentiated and responsive to meet the needs of all pupils. Pitch will match current levels of understanding.
- To establish a safe, organised and stimulating environment with purposeful displays that foster independent exploration, extends learning and celebrates pupils’ achievements
- To critically analyse the impact and effectiveness of your teaching, making timely adjustments to the curriculum where necessary and to be open to peer feedback
- To make effective use of assessment information on pupils’ attainment and progress when teaching and in planning future learning.
- To analyse data and prepare for pupil progress meetings;
- To select and make good use of ICT and other learning resources which enable learning objectives to be met
- To plan, set and assess homework in accordance with the School Homework Policy
- To deliver lessons which are consistently judged as good or outstanding in line with the school’s expectations

Contract Type: Full-time, Term-Time Only, Permanent

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing date: 24th September 2021

17/05/2021

We are looking for an outstanding and inspirational One to One Learning Support Assistant to join our school in West Wickham, Kent.

To find out more and to apply for this role, please fill in our application form which can be found here: https://www.wickhamcourt.org.uk/vacancies

About the Role

To work with the SENCO and Teachers as part of a professional team to support teaching and learning for SEN pupils. Providing learning support to pupils who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning, such as those with moderate, severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties and/or behavioural, social, communication, sensory or physical disabilities. The post holder could be working in class based activities, small group or 1:1 as the needs of the school dictates. The post holder will work within a team of Specialists and Teaching Assistants with the overall aim of supporting the school to promote the teaching and learning of all its pupils.

About You
• A teaching assistant qualification or the equivalent gained through experience
• GCSE in English and Maths
• Experience of dealing with children within an educational context
• An ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• An ability to devise and implement a range of strategies to support learning and enjoyment of learning
• Knowledge of various special educational needs
• Intermediate knowledge of ICT
• A genuine enthusiasm for working with children
• A positive attitude
• An ability to strike a good professional rapport with children, staff and parents.
• Being a positive role model.
• To be flexible to the needs of the students

Contract Type: Full-Time, Term-time only

Salary: £14,000 - £16,000, commensurate on experience

Closing Date: 31st May 2021, at 1pm

Start Date: September 2021

Wickham Court School is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check, costs covered by the school. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and it expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment and undertake safeguarding training.

04/05/2021

We are looking for an outstanding and energetic Key Stage 1 Teacher to join our dedicated and hard-working school in West Wickham, Kent.

To find out more about the role and to apply, please click here: https://www.wickhamcourt.org.uk/vacancies

Wickham Court Preparatory School, is an independent, co-educational day school for children from Nursery through to Year 6. Located in West Wickham, Kent, we are proud to offer an epic education for the children in a historically and culturally rich setting. Our pupils are energetic, engaged, and happy; they benefit from the skill and expertise of dedicated, experienced teachers and small class sizes.


About the Role

You will be an outstanding classroom practitioner with a high level of commitment, drive and passion for the education and welfare of primary school children. This is an excellent opportunity for a teacher to add to our school community, where we pride ourselves on our children being able to learn in inspirational surroundings within a supportive, family orientated community.

The successful candidate will help drive our school into the future, promoting our caring ethos and outstanding results by discovering the right way for each child in your care to reach their potential.

About You

The key quality we are searching for is the ‘wow factor’ in the classroom – can you grab the attention of the whole class and keep it whilst delivering outstanding teaching to each child? Are you prepared to think carefully about how to enhance your lessons, your classroom, and your pastoral care? Do you have the passion to ‘roll-up your sleeves’ and ‘get stuck-in’ to every aspect of our school? If you can honestly answer ‘yes’ to these questions, we’d like to meet you.

Contract Type: Full-Time, Permanent

Salary: Commensurate on experience

Closing Date: 9th April 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 12th April 2021

Start Date: September 2021

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