About the role: We are looking for a talented and committed 1:1 Teaching Assistant to support a pupil who has significant communication difficulties. You will be working in the classroom and implementing programmes of support designed specifically to meet the pupil's needs. This is a fantastic opportunity for an established colleague with SEN experience who aspires to grow and develop as an outstanding Teaching Assistant within our Trust and to make a real difference in their development
We are ambitious for all of our pupils and believe that a 1:1 Teaching Assistant, working with our talented teaching staff, will enhance the pupil's learning experience. Our support staff ensure that they are well prepared and continuously develop themselves for the benefit of the children.
Ideally, you will already hold an NVQ level 3 in Teaching and Learning and will share our vision to support pupils to make progress in learning. Previous experience of using Makaton to communicate is highly advantageous.
This role is offered on a fixed term basis in the first instance, offering an actual salary of £7,824 (FTE £17,634) based on 20 hours per week, Term Time only.
Working at Horsmonden Primary Academy: Working at Horsmonden Primary Academy: Horsmonden Primary Academy is a vibrant school, very much at the heart of its community. Our children are happy, enthusiastic and keen to learn and take part in everything. We teach a wide, balanced curriculum, founded on children’s ambitions and aspirations. Our school is set in a beautiful village location, and our site has been developed creatively to provide wonderful outdoor learning opportunities. We have a talented and happy staff who all work positively together, and we are very lucky to have the support of committed governors and wonderfully supportive parents.
We believe that all children deserve a great education through inspirational teaching and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities.
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 the 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.
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.
Our commitment to safeguarding: Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Our commitment to equality and diversity: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.