September 7, 2023
Short Summary
An incredibly successful secondary academy on the outskirts of Dartford has a great opportunity for a confident and empathetic Teaching Assistant
Actual salary £14,981 per annum (£20,789 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
31 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week
Closing Date
September 26, 2023


An incredibly successful secondary academy on the outskirts of Dartford has a great opportunity for a confident and empathetic Teaching Assistant to join their support team from September 2023. Our appointed candidate will join Longfield Academy, receiving fantastic training and development opportunities from the off-set with scope to positively influence our students’ learning. 

The role of a Teaching Assistant involves working with students across Years 7 to 13 in a variety of subject areas, either on a 1-1 basis or in small groups. Some students may have Special Educational Needs that you can support them with (training is offered in this remit), whilst others may need extra assistance from someone with a passion for the subject to push them even further. Previous experience in supporting students with ASD is desirable for this role. The students you will be working with are by no means behind in the subject, but need extra encouragement and support to ensure they understand each topic and to enhance their confidence within the subject. 

Hear from a current Teaching Assistant of ours: "Being a TA is a very rewarding role within a school environment, every day you feel like you have made a difference and achieved. The role can be challenging but very rewarding. We help pupils cope and integrate into a mainstream school, and prepare them for the next steps in life."​​​​​​​

This is a permanent opportunity, 31 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset. The actual salary is £14,981 based on £20,789 full-time equivalent.

CALLING ALL GRADUATES! This role is ideal for recent Graduates who are looking to embark on Teacher Training commencing September 2023. This role will provide you with first hand exposure to working in a school setting. If this is of interest to you, please include this in your supporting statement so that a member of the Talent Team can discuss it with you in more detail.

Working with us: Longfield Academy offers a friendly and supportive working environment with innovation and collaboration at the heart of everything we do. The academy is recognised as an International Baccalaureate (IB) world school and delivers the Middle Years Programme (MYP) to students in years 7 -9. Our most recent inspection in 2018 confirmed that Longfield Academy continues to provide strong educational outcomes for students. The richness of our extracurricular activities allows our students to excel in drama, music, sports and STEM. Leaders of the academy are highly ambitious for all of the students. We have a strong drive for school improvement underpinned by a relentless focus on the core business of improving teaching and learning. We do not limit that ambition to the outcomes of public examinations; our students being prepared for life is equally as important to everyone at the academy. Our pastoral system is truly exceptional and we pride ourselves on the quality of care for every student. Our Post-16 provision continues to go from strength to strength, rated in the top 10% for Kent, with our students securing places at top universities.

Longfield Academy benefits from modern, state-of-the-art facilities for learning across all subject areas. We have a thorough and robust approach to school improvement, and the academy is well on course to becoming a truly Outstanding school.

The school is heavily oversubscribed in year 7 and year 12.

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