Bangkok Patana School Mission Statement
Our mission is to ensure that students of different nationalities grow to their full potential as independent learners in a caring British International Community.
Child safeguarding and safe recruitment
Bangkok Patana School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff to share the same commitment. As part of the recruitment process applicants must provide:
The name and contact details of three referees. One referee should be the applicant’s current or most recent employer. In addition to the written references, referees may be contacted to obtain a verbal reference.
An up-to-date DBS Disclosure if from UK or police check.
Documentation from universities and colleges verifying attendance and successful completion of courses undertaken.
An up-to-date medical.
For April 2016, Bangkok Patana School seeks a dedicated professional who is committed to ensuring students reach their full potential and creating a stimulating and positive learning environment, which is child-centred. The willingness to be an effective team player and work closely with parents is essential.
The Extra-Curricular Programme is considered a vital and integral component in the education of our student community. Therefore, applications are particularly welcome from teachers with experience, passion and talent in the areas of visual and performing arts, community service, debate, outward-bound activities and sports.
Primary – Teacher Assistant
Responsible to: Class Teacher, Head of Year or Head of Department
In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 the Teacher Assistant reports directly to the class teacher/s they have been assigned to or in Key Stage 2 the Head of Year. The Teacher Assistant in other areas reports to the Head of Department.
Main Responsibility: The Teacher Assistant plays an important role in assisting the school to achieve its mission statement. The Teacher Assistant works closely with teachers helping and supporting the learning process inside and outside the classroom.
Specifically the Teacher Assistant
- Works with students to support the learning process
• Prepares for and assists with materials, resources and teacher initiated displays to enhance the learning process
The Teacher Assistant skills and attributes may include:
- A reasonable level of ICT and technological proficiency
• Good communication skills, and a personable manner
• Good time management, plus the initiative to prioritise tasks
• A high level of professionalism and discretion within school and the wider community
• Administrative and organisational abilities which may include budgeting, resourcing and stock control
• The ability to work well as part of a team, and to work in close collaboration with the line manager
• Practical skills which add something to the creativity and attractiveness of the year group
• An interest in children’s development and a willingness to develop their skills when helping children to learn, in school and during day trips and residential visits
Goal I: We focus on continually improving learning
Strategic Area 1: Learning and Teaching
- To adhere to the School’s Essential Agreements for Learning and Teaching in particular sections 1 Professional Characteristics and 3 Learning Environment; see below.
- To guide and encourage students with tasks they have been set by the teacher
• To work with groups of children under the direction of the teacher and Head of Year
• To assist in maintaining and developing the academic standards set by the school
• To support positive learning and the behavioural ethos of the school
• To be aware of and involved in the curriculum planning process as appropriate and to attend necessary planning meetings
•To be able to assist and work alongside the children on the computer
Strategic Area 2: Professional
- To be open to professional development opportunities and attend continuing professional development offered by the school
• To build good relationships with staff and to work cooperatively in team situations
• To attend and participate in relevant team meetings
• To maintain a high standard of professional appearance and follow the dress code
Strategic Area 3: Communication and Culture
- To support and play an active role in the celebration of International Day and other festivals and special times (e.g. Book week)
• To adhere to high standards of confidentiality
• Under the direction of the teacher assist in communication with parents
Goal II: We align our structures, policies and practices to support learning
Strategic Area 1: Policy and Planning
- To be aware of and involved in the curriculum planning process and to attend necessary planning meetings
• To work in line with the school’s mission, policies and curriculum programmes
Strategic Area 2: Finance
Strategic Area 3: Admissions
- To support new students so they adjust to their new environment quickly, efficiently and positively
Strategic Area 4: Health and Safety
- To care for the safety and well being of children during lunch and play times
• To escort children to the school nurse when the need arises
• To keep a watching brief on health and safety matters and to be proactive in reporting to the class teacher or Head of Year perceived risks
• To keep an up-to date First aid/water safety qualification
Strategic Area 5: Facilities
- To use facilities appropriately and to report any maintenance issues to the teacher or Head of Year regarding
There is an expectation that all assigned tasks are carried out effectively and efficiently within a reasonable time frame
Working Hours 7:15 – 14:30 of which 70% should be spent helping children with their learning.
All assistants should try to be at school by 07:15; those doing an early morning duty must be here for 07:15. The Head of Year and Head of Department will be sympathetic to those people who arrive by school bus or are detained by traffic but may ask staff to make up time when necessary.
Teacher Assistants will attend meetings or be involved in preparation until 15:30 on two evenings. At times a degree of flexibility may be required in response to year group or department needs.