Teaching Assistant - Fixed Term

Recruiter
Cherry Orchard Primary Academy
Location
Swanscombe, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
12 Aug 2019
Closes
29 Aug 2019
Ref
1232737848
Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Pay: £15,840 fte, actual salary £11,741 per annum

Start Date: Early September 2019

About the role: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join and support our classes within our academy that recently opened in September 2017. This is a brand new role as we continue to expand as a school, and is ideal for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children within a primary setting. The working basis for the successful candidate will be on a fixed term contract in the first instance for one academic year, 32.5 hours per week during Term Time and 1 week inset (with an actual annual salary of £11,741 based on hours). We offer a wonderful working environment with the friendliest staff and pupils!

Our successful candidate will be confident and happy to work in any of the primary key stages i.e. Early Years, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2, though we will try to accommodate preferences where possible.

This role is a fantastic opportunity for Graduates who are considering a teaching career in the future as it provides you with the first-hand experience within a classroom setting. Leigh Academies Trust supports a great number of Teaching Assistants to become teachers every year, and we can offer support and guidance along the way.

What does the role involve? The main aim of this role is to support our teachers to deliver academic excellence, day in, day out, with professionalism and enthusiasm. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to the academy including:
  • Assisting students with their educational and social development, on an individual and group basis
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assisting teachers with the maintenance of student records
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • Provide expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupil's learning
  • Work together with families and other agencies to ensure every pupil is valued, challenged and supported
  • Have the highest expectation that every pupil will make sustained academic and personal progress

We are looking for someone demonstrates the following:
  • Have high expectations of teaching and learning
  • To be a positive role model
  • To contribute to the positive ethos of the school
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of children and adults
  • Be keen to develop as a professional
  • Previous, recent experience in a similar education setting
  • Being independent and able to work under pressure

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust: Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Closing Date: 27/08/2019 at 23:00

Interviews: TBC

Information about the school

Working for the Academy: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a new two-form entry primary academy for students between the ages of 3 to 11 that opened in September 2017. The academy admits a maximum of 60 children into each year between Reception and Year 6, having initially opened with places available in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. For September 2018, we will expand into Year 3 also.

The academy enjoys brand new facilities, a nursery for 26 pre-school age children, and a small centre for children with speech, communication and language needs. At the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is the focal point of this brand new community, providing local families with an outstanding educational facility.

At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy we will:
  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where children feel safe and happy so are confident and enthused to 'have a go'
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity
  • Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners
  • Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others.

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust: Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area. As part of the cluster structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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