Closing date: 28.02.22
Aldro School are looking to recruit three school leavers or university graduates for their one year assistant programme. A genuine interest in working with young people and an enthusiasm for sport are essential, as is kindness, initiative, responsibility, and a strong work ethic. In return, successful candidates can expect a hugely varied and rewarding year working with children and alongside a highly-committed staff team.
Aldro is an outstanding coeducational boarding and day preparatory school located in the idyllic village setting of Shackleford near Godalming in Surrey. There are currently over 200 pupils aged 7-13 in the school; approximately 60 of them board full-time, weekly or part-time. Pupils sit Common Entrance or Scholarships at 13+ in Year 8, and the school has an outstanding record of academic excellence.
Aldro is also committed to a breadth of education for its pupils and excellent results are achieved in sport, music, drama, art, design and chess. The school runs an extensive activity programme ranging from pistol shooting to Lego robotics, and debating to pétanque! The curriculum is taught over six days each week, with a Weekend Leave approximately every third weekend. All staff are expected to make an active contribution to the wider life of the school. Full-time staff may also be asked to assume pastoral responsibilities as a Form Tutor.
Graduate Assistants will be asked to undertake a broad range of tasks. Examples of this include:
Sport: Graduate Assistants will be asked to help with sport every day. The main sports at Aldro include rugby, football, netball, hockey, cricket, athletics, tennis and swimming. In addition to the ‘main’ sports, many others take place too – e.g. basketball, dance, shooting, golf, sailing, rowing, riding etc. Where Graduate Assistants have particular interests in some of the more ‘minor’ sports, they would almost certainly be able to find time to contribute in these areas. Graduate Assistants may also be asked to help with the delivery of PE lessons and contribute to the Enrichment programme of activities.
During the holidays the school sometimes organises sports tours and activity weeks (e.g. Pre-season Football training, the Summer School of Sport, the Sherborne Rugby Tour). Graduate Assistants will be expected to help with the delivery of these events.
Covering Lessons: For those looking to pursue a future in teaching, the opportunity may exist by arrangement to shadow a full-time teacher with time to assist in the delivery of Curriculum content. They may also get experience in capacity as a Teaching Assistant in junior classes or by assisting with individuals in the Learning Support Department.
Day-to-Day running of the school: Graduate Assistants will help staff with general day to day running of school operations and activites.
Administration. Helping the administrative staff with a number of jobs, some of which will be routine.
Boarding. Graduate Assistants, as a live-in role, will be involved in helping with the programme of activities for the boarders. This tends to involve the late afternoon and early evening on Monday-Saturday and by rota all-day Sunday. This may include general games, ICT supervision, helping the younger pupils with homework, organising sport, and various other activities.
Christians in Sport is a UK based charity that aims to reach the world of sport for Christ. We mainly work with sportspeople in competitive and elite sport.
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