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Teaching Assistant – Hartley Primary Academy

Teaching Assistant – Hartley Primary Academy

Job Overview

  • Salary Offer £16,825 - £18,113 FTE (Actual Salary £11,665 - £12,558)
  • Start Date September 2020

About the role: Hartley Primary Academy is a two form entry school with 14 classes in total. Our school has beautiful, extensive grounds and a range of teaching and learning facilities. We are fortunate to have a friendly and hardworking staff, both teaching and non-teaching and we have a very talented and multi-skilled team of Teaching Assistants who are led and managed by an excellent SENCO.

Our children come from a range of backgrounds and cultures and their needs are diverse. Behaviour for learning is outstanding, resulting in a positive and fulfilling work experience.

We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join our team. The role is for 31.25 hours per week and for the right candidate there would be an enhanced payment for a cover supervisor role. There may also be professional development opportunities should the candidate wish to progress their career towards HLTA status.

We are aiming for our successful candidate to start in post on 27th August 2020.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be aware of and support school policies and procedures.
  • Work, or play, with individuals, or small groups of children, to assist in the delivery of the planned curriculum, as directed by the Class Teacher.
  • Set up group activities under the guidance of the Class Teacher / Subject Leaders. Work with children on practical activities, giving assistance and encouragement.
  • Read to, and with, small groups of children, on curriculum activities.
  • Assist in the planning, creation and mounting of displays of the children’s work.
  • Provide support and assistance for children’s pastoral needs (e.g. promoting self-esteem, and overall well-being of the child
  • Have a willingness to provide cover duties for some lessons, when required.
  • Be prepared to work across all age ranges within the Primary School.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A hard working and flexible attitude.
  • A passion for working with children.
  • The ability to carry out designated tasks in an accurate and timely manner.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • The ability to be creative and use initiative to engage children.
  • The ability to work under pressure, with enthusiasm, motivation and commitment.
  • Strong listening skills and the ability to prioritise, manage time effectively and remain calm under pressure.
  • Strong verbal and communication skills appropriate to the need to communicate effectively with a wide range of pupils, colleagues and parents.

Working for Hartley Primary Academy: Hartley Primary Academy is a happy, thriving and “OUTSTANDING” (Ofsted rated) primary school based in KENT. We inspire our children to aim high and succeed, equipping them with the necessary skills and knowledge for the future. We promote understanding, respect and tolerance for each other. Our School vision is for HAPPY, POSITIVE, ACHIEVERS and we want to be able to provide all the support our children need to achieve this both emotionally and academically. We have an amazing team of teachers and teaching assistants and we are currently working towards the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme, giving scope to teach in a creative way. We also have extensive grounds and wooded areas that are used for teaching.

Our aim is to create a positive, stimulating and happy learning environment with spacious buildings and grounds, enabling children to succeed and realise their full potential. We promote their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development to prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.

We are committed to providing all children with the same opportunities, regardless of gender, race, creed or culture. We are wholly committed to creating a learning environment which is safe and secure, stimulating and exciting, in order that our children come to school with a feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm.

Being a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2020, our Trust will comprise 28 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 15 primaries and 2 special) educating over 16,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have one further secondary academy in development phase, due to open in September 2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to – click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

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.

Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team – talent@latrust.org.uk

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