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EAL Teaching Assistant required 

Scale 4 Point 18-21 £20,147.00 - £22,236.00 FTE Pro Rata £17,231.00-£19,018.00 
35 Hours per week 39 weeks per Annum  

St Mark’s C of E Academy is a vibrant and diverse 11-18 academy situated in Mitcham in the London Borough of Merton. The school was rated Good in its most recent Ofsted inspection (November 2017) and has much to celebrate. We are the first secondary school in London to be awarded the prestigious International Values Quality Mark in recognition of the manner in which our values of love, hope and trust permeate all our work. ‘The school’s provision for the personal development and welfare of pupils is outstanding. It is highly enriching and supportive and focuses on ‘values in action’. Pupils are confident, thoughtful and articulate.’ (Ofsted 2017). 
The successful candidate would have a passion for working with students for whom English is a second language, would be a very good communicator, creative and adaptable individual who strives to make a difference to young peoples’ lives. The role consists of planning, preparation and group teaching at different stages at English language acquisition (ranging from complete beginners to EAL advanced learners).  
Starting date: ASAP ideally, but flexible for the right candidate 
The successful candidate will:  
 Be passionate about teaching  

Be able to inspire young people from all backgrounds, raising their horizons and aspirations

Be creative and supportive Be prepared to go the extra mile for students

Be committed to continually improving their professional practice

Have previous group teaching experience

Experience in working with pupils with SEN would be a plus.

At St Mark’s Church of England Academy, we are a community firmly founded in our core values of trust, hope and love. If you believe you have the vision and passion to work in an exciting and innovative Academy which is committed to raising attainment, expectations and standards, we want to hear from you.