Teach Rex delivers hand-tailored workshops with a unique approach to narrative-led learning, using powerful hooks to ignite the imagination of the children being taught. The workshops offer an interactive educational experience covering Literacy, Science, Computing and many other subjects across the National Curriculum.
The award-winning team comprises of two Primary School teachers who use incredible props to foster an emotional attachment between children and their learning. The underpinning focus of Teach Rex is to improve standards in Literacy throughout the schools visited. Each session transports children to a world of dinosaurs, dragons or gorillas, enabling pupils to experience something truly magical.
The team are looking for an enthusiastic, outgoing, and reliable person with experience in the education system to join their team based on the Wirral. The selected candidate will be delivering school workshops to children all over the UK. Due to travel commitments, Teach Rex are looking for teachers and teaching assistants that are situated in South Manchester, Cheshire West, Merseyside or the Wirral. The successful candidate will also contribute to the events side of Teach Rex and will work towards delivering shows in theatres and event spaces across the UK. The successful candidate must also be physically fit and willing to take the role of puppeteering during events and in schools / as well as the teaching aspect of the job role.
Teach Rex is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of an enhanced disclosure from the DBS.
As this job role is a unique opportunity in many ways, we will be delivering numerous sessions on Zoom for Q&As and a detailed run through of the specific roles.
Up to date Teaching qualification
Teaching Assistant qualification
Working towards QTS qualification
Experience of working with children in an educational setting
Experience in delivering lessons / assemblies to large groups of children / adults.
Knowledge & Skills
Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning
Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes/practices and awareness of relevant legislations in schools
Working knowledge of national/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies
Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes.
Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
Ability to relate well to children and adults
Ability to work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these roles
Willingness and confident to take puppeteering roles in the dinosaur / dragon / gorilla during school visits and events (training provided)
Physically fit to go inside puppets during school workshops and events (training provided)
Knowledge and understanding of inclusion within the classroom
Ability to work with initiative
Willingness to travel and work away
Confidence in delivering whole school workshops (assemblies)
Flexible working hours
First aid training as appropriate
Training in ELSA and/or experience of supporting children with SEMH
Experience of working with children having a range of special needs
Experience of delivering staff meetings / talking in front of large groups of people
Experience in the events industry
Confident on the phone and willing to take new responsibilities within day to day running of a business