Learning Support Assistant Required in Cardiff

We are seeking an enthusiastic, friendly and flexible Learning Support Assistant to work within one of our Primary Schools in the Cardiff area. The school is easily accessible by public transport and is close to the M4 and the A48. We currently have a full time vacancy available to start as soon as possible.  The position is to work across all age groups, providing 1:1 support as well as supporting a number of reading groups. The ideal candidate will be expected:

  • To work under the guidance of the teacher
  • Prepare the classroom before each class as well as tidying at the end of each class
  • Support reading groups
  • Work on a one to one basis
  • Lead small groups
  • Have excellent knowledge of the school curriculum
  • Have excellent numeracy, literacy and ICT skills
  • Monitor and record pupils progress
  • Report feedback to the teacher
  • Carry out administrative duties
  • Help and organise wall displays

 

The ideal candidate may required to  work with children who have Additional Learning Needs (ALN) and help develop their learning, so it is beneficial if you have experience within this field.

 

If you have a passion of working with children, hardworking, reliable and would like to further your career then why not apply today.

You must have at least 3 months recent experience of working with children.

 

This role, along with all other teaching assistant vacancies currently on offer at Staffroom Education, has excellent benefits including:

  • The very best rates of pay, incorporating our innovative Scalable Payment Structure(SPS);
  • Guaranteed Pay Scheme;
  • Flexible payment options to suit your circumstances;
  • Regular and varied work specific to your needs;
  • Hands-on support throughout assignment and beyond;
  • Referral Scheme for recommendations;
  • Consultation and assistance with CPD;
  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques etc.

If you are interested in applying for this or any other vacancy, please contact us today on 02920 496646.

Staffroom Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and as such, require any individuals applying for positions to undergo or be in possession of a valid and enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) – for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

I’m the Newbie

So, I’m two weeks into my time at Staffroom and I thought now would be just about the right time to introduce myself. Hello, I’m Reena! I’ve got some pretty big boots to fill taking on this role, but fingers crossed it’s going well! I’ll be updating and creating content for all of Staffrooms’ social media platforms, here goes!

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What I’ve Enjoyed Most So far:

Although I’m experienced in creating digital content and running social media platforms, I have never been in a recruitment environment before. So it’s quite a nice challenge for me getting to know a whole new online community! It was also quite nice being involved with the recruitment fairs within my first week, I felt like I was going on some school trip or something! Being part of a small team is real nice too, they have been so welcoming!

If I Could Marry a Type of Food It Would Be:

Food it seems is a MASSIVE deal within Staffroom. Important to the point that even in my interview for this position, Ajaz and Mike questioned me on my foodie loves.  If I could marry one type of food it would have to be Japanese – I am obsessed with sushi! I would probably be having a love affair with pizza though (woops)!

What I’m Doing When I’m Not Working:

I’m constantly checking out the amazing places to eat in Cardiff! I’m one of those people that checks Instagram constantly for foodie spots – FoodGuideCardiff is my absolute favourite to find the hidden gems in Cardiff! When I’m not eating I’m adventuring. Being from a busy city like Birmingham means I literally adore the serene yet adventurous spots that Cardiff offers. I also love my photography and illustration!

My Fave Social Media Platform:

I’m obsessed with Instagram. Actually, obsessed is probably an understatement. I’m admittedly one of those people that has to Instagram everything (woops)!

The stages of a break up (with work)

The end of an era. Yes, I said it. Although it isn’t a bad one, it’s all good (if you ignore the sadness) on both sides. My four years at Staffroom have officially come to an end and this will be my last blog for the company, ever – slightly dramatic I know. The point of this blog is that although a move, change, new job, or adventure is exciting, I can honestly say that leaving my current role is not something I will take lightly, and I’m sure many of you have been in the same position at some point too.

Enjoying your job is super important, not because of your sheer determination and utter hard work, but because you spend more time there than anywhere else. I’ve been blessed with a fantastic team (I promise they aren’t stood at my desk forcing me to write this) and because of this I felt it was only right that I shared my ‘stages of a break up’ with work.

So here you go, hands up high if you can relate…

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1. The ‘please don’t make me tell them I’m leaving’ stage.

No one of my favourites I must say. You make up 60 scenarios in your head of how it will pan out and they all seem positive until you’re trying to get the words out of your mouth. Never had a stutter? Well you will here.

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2. The ‘it’s out and I can celebrate’ stage

Those sleepless nights and cold sweats are finally behind you (and will never, ever be missed).

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3. The ‘okay it’s sunk in and I’m actually gutted’ stage.

Everyone knows and the countdown begins. The problem is that you still have a few days/weeks of constant reminders of why you love your job so much.

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4. The ‘who are you replacing me with because they’ll never be as good as me!’ stage.

The interviews are going well but you hate them all (okay, you totally don’t – you just hate the thought of anyone living up to your standards). The fear of your work family forgetting you has officially sunk in…

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5. The ‘why aren’t you sad? why aren’t you crying yet?’ stage

You know, just casually dropping in every five minutes that you’re leaving to check it’s sunk in.

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6. The ‘I’m cleaning out my drawers so this is actually happening’ stage.

It’s easy to put leaving to the back of your mind when you’re reminiscing on the good times and grabbing slice of ‘goodbye’ cake left, right, and centre. However there’s nothing quite as emotional as boxing up your work belongings and seeing a lonely, lifeless desk.

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7. The ‘oh my god these things are going to be happening without me’ stage. 

That future chatter that you can’t quite get involved in because you know you’ll be long gone. Sad? Happy? A mixture of both, not because you won’t be there to share it, but because you know the company will continue to kill it without you.

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8. The ‘final goodbye’ stage.

Coffee, presents… wine? Nothing quite heals the pain of your last day in the office. There’s tears, there’s tantrums, and there’s denial. Once reality sinks in, it’s pretty sad to have to walk through those ever so familiar doors for the last time, but what makes it easier is how amazing your experience has been.

For those that are nodding away muttering ‘oh I hear you’, raise a glass to a fabulous chapter in your life and all of those who made it happen (even with ridiculously early alarms and copious amounts of caffeine) – cheers to genuinely enjoying your job.

NQT Vacancies – September Start

Are you a passionate, enthusiastic newly qualified teacher looking for your first teaching position? We have various roles in schools across South Wales from day to day, to long term cover. This is an amazing opportunity as not only could you potentially secure a full time teaching role for September 2017, but get a head start over others and be paid over the Summer. If you would like to hear about suitable vacancies that match your subject specialism then please contact our team today! Here at Staffroom we can offer you:

  • Local teaching roles
  • A variety of full time, part time, long term and permanent positions.
  • Diverse teaching environments.
  • Opportunities to widen your current teaching experiences.
  • Guaranteed Pay Scheme;
  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques etc.

We are looking for Teachers across the subjects below.

  • MFL
  • Art
  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Welsh
  • History
  • Food Technology
  • Science
  • PE

You will also have the opportunity to attend Professional Development and training courses during your time at Staffroom, all geared towards furthering your skills and experience within the Education sector in South Wales. If you are interested in finding out more about what we have to offer, or would just like an informal chat about what your options are and how we can help, get in touch today on 02920 496646. If you’re busy and would like a call back, check us out on social media via our Facebook and Twitter pages where you can leave your name, address, email etc. and we will get back to you ASAP.

Teacher of Physical Education in Cardiff

Passionate about your subject with high expectations of both yourself and others?

A fantastic classroom practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate pupils?

Staffroom Education are currently looking to fill a Physical Education vacancy in a school in Cardiff. Starting September this position will cover teaching across all key stages and is open to both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers who hold Qualified Teacher Status.

The ideal candidate will be expected to be able to:

  • Be able to teach across the age and ability range
  • Use a variety of different teaching strategies in the classroom
  • Inspire students to be passionate about Religious Education
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
  • Meet requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils’ development.
  • Teach all areas of Secondary curriculum.

This, along with all other teaching vacancies currently on offer at Staffroom Education, has excellent benefits including:

  • The very best rates of pay, incorporating our innovative Scalable Payment Structure(SPS);
  • Guaranteed Pay Scheme;
  • Flexible payment options to suit your circumstances;
  • Regular and varied work specific to your needs;
  • Hands-on support throughout assignment and beyond;
  • Referral Scheme for recommendations;
  • Consultation and assistance with CPD;
  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques etc.

You will also have the opportunity to attend Professional Development and training courses during your time at Staffroom, all geared towards furthering your skills and experience within the Education sector in South Wales.

If you are interested in finding out more about what we have to offer, or would just like a chat about what your options are and how we can help, get in touch today on 02920 496646.

If you’re busy and would like a call back, check us out on social media via our FaceBook and Twitter pages where you can leave your name, address, email etc. and we will get back to you.