Leigh Academy Rainham
Published
May 1, 2021
Location
Rainham
Category
Secondary  
Job Type
Teaching Assistant  
Short Summary
Leigh Academy Rainham is seeking a Teaching Assistant - Apprentice to join their vibrant team from September 2021.
Salary
Actual salary £7,983 (£10,000 full-time equivalent)
Working Pattern
Full-time
Closing Date
May 25, 2021

Description

Are you ready to be a founding member of staff at Leigh Academy Rainham; a place where innovation and tradition combine to make leaders of tomorrow. 

Do you believe in maximising the potential of every child? 

Can you inspire others and nurture a passion for learning in both students and those you lead?

Would you relish the opportunity to create, shape and build our learning community, as a member of the founding team at Leigh Academy Rainham?

About the role: Leigh Academy Rainham is seeking a Teaching Assistant - Apprentice to join their vibrant team from September 2021. The successful candidates will undertake a Level 3 Teaching Assistant apprenticeship. Whether you are a school leaver or someone wishing to take the first step in a career as a Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Assistant, this programme will offer you the chance to develop your skills and get ahead in your career.

The successful candidates will be good role models for their pupils, acting with honesty and integrity at all times. You’ll take part in team meetings and contribute to planning and supporting class activities. You’ll promote Fundamental British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and positive behaviours, and above all else you are crucial in contributing to improved pupil progress and development. Each and every learner will have a positive mind-set and can-do attitude. If you're as excited by this opportunity as we are, we'd love to hear from you!

The actual salary is £7,983 per annum (FTE £10,000), based on 35 hours per week and Term Time + 1 week inset. This role is offered as an 18-month apprenticeship contract and our successful candidates will work towards a nationally-recognised Level 3 Teaching Assistant qualification, delivered by LAT Apprenticeships.

Apprenticeship Summary
Working weeks: Monday - Friday during Term Time +1 week inset
Total hours per week (on average): 35 hours per week, 8.30am - 4.00pm (including the 20% training element of the Apprenticeship Programme)
Apprenticeship duration: 18 months
Programme delivery type: All modules are delivered as a combination of online learning which can be completed at your place of work, classroom sessions and contrasting work placements in schools
Start date: September 2021
Apprenticeship level: Advanced Level Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Apprenticeship standard: Teaching Assistant
Positions available: 1
Essential entry qualifications: GCSEs A* - C, Maths and English

Future prospects: This apprenticeship could be the start of a very promising career within the wider teaching support remit. Your employer will endeavour to offer further employment following successful performance and completion of the Level 3 course with future opportunities to extend your training with a higher level apprenticeship programme. You’ll receive Continuing Professional Development and you’ll be part of a highly experienced student support team – you’ll be learning from the very best!

Essential skills:

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills with outstanding attention to detail
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative
  • Computer literacy in usual office applications
  • A genuine passion to work with children and young adults
  • Committed and enthusiastic
  • Excellent attendance and time-keeping record.

About Leigh Academy Rainham: In September 2021, we will open our doors to the 180 founding students of our co-educational 11-18yr comprehensive school. Already oversubscribed, our new school is firmly set to be a beacon of excellence for secondary education in Medway.   The wellbeing and success of each individual child is at the heart of everything and we are driven by the belief that it is our role to ensure all pupils develop an appreciation of the limitless possibilities ahead of them. Every learner is entitled to an enriching, varied and personalised education; delivered through a broad and balanced curriculum that provides challenge, irrespective of need, starting point or background. It is our ambition that in our highly inclusive setting, all our students will flourish, becoming inquiring, compassionate and culturally aware young adults. We will work together to embed the essential skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be highly successful in achieving their own personal goals, as caring members of our community and as leaders in tomorrow’s world.

Our strong learning community works together and shares the value of collaboration; every member of our academy family works together to achieve success, cultivating a strong sense of belonging. Our belief in human-scale education, delivered through our college model, ensures every one of our students is known and valued. Strong pastoral care is at the heart of our academy and we place great importance on building strong partnerships with parents and carers.

Working in a brand new school is a unique opportunity. A flexible approach with a can-do ethos is required, as is drive, grit and boundless enthusiasm. We will be looking to recruit a staff body that  has a multitude of talents to enable us to provide a rich academic and co-curricular offer from the outset and look forward to hearing what additional skills, talents and interests you could bring to a role at the Academy.  A sense of humour is also essential! ​​​​​​​

Being 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 - Leigh Academy Rainham.  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.

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.
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.
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