The Hundred of Hoo Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a motivated and engaging individual who will join us as a Teaching Assistant from October 2022.
Our appointed candidate will provide support for students who have a range of specific needs and will be able to build rapport well with them, assist them with their classwork and assist the class teacher in delivering an effective and engaging lesson. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to their development. You will be working in the classroom and implementing programmes of support designed specially to meet the pupils’ needs. The role is a fantastic role for a new or established colleague who aspires to grow and develop as an outstanding Teaching Assistant within our academy.
A Teaching Assistant should be proactive, communicate well with students and teachers alike to ensure that optimum learning takes place within the class. As an academy, we are committed to the professional development of all colleagues. We offer career coaching, personalised development and wider opportunities through local Teacher Training providers to enable you to gain Qualified Teacher Status as well as professional qualifications linked to your role.
Key tasks and responsibilities will include;
- Meet and greet the student/s every morning with a hand over with parents and exchange of relevant information
- Transition between classrooms and support during each lesson
- Support during break and lunchtimes
- To support with access facilities
- To attend and contribute to meetings with internal staff and external agencies, as required
- Moving of equipment and personal aids, to report promptly with any faults with equipment
- To have an awareness and Health and Safety and personal evacuation plans
- To liaise with key members of staff and update health care plans
- To support with the student’s daily organisation to ensure only relevant resources are carried around
- To be an active advocate for students with disabilities
To be considered for the role, you will need to meet the following requirements;
- Educated to at least Level 2 Maths and English, but ideally educated to A-Level or Degree Level
- Previous experience of working with children/young people, with a real interest in working with this age range
- Previous experience of working with children/young people with special educational needs
- A commitment to motivate and inspire young people, supporting them to overcome any barriers
- Good ICT skills and practice
- You will be committed to personal learning and development, and have a sincere commitment to sharing our long-term aims and drive
This is a permanent opportunity offering an actual salary of £13,260 per annum (£19,264 full time equivalent), based on 30 hours per week (8.30am - 3.00pm, Monday - Friday), Term Time + 1 week inset.
Working with our academy: The Hundred of Hoo Academy is a secondary school at the heart of the community and our small school model ensures that each and every student gets the personal support and challenge they need to reach their full potential. The academy is divided into three colleges – Athena, Forseti and Neptune each having their own personality and range of specialisms, allowing them to be unique.
The Hundred of Hoo Academy is a high achieving institution. Our last Ofsted inspection notes “Leaders’ clear determination and unwaveringly high expectations ensure a culture of continual improvement.”, that Hundred of Hoo’s “well-established learning routines support teachers’ high expectations for pupils’ conduct and engagement with their learning”. We were graded a ‘Good’ school with ‘Outstanding’ leadership and behaviour and it is our vision to become ‘Outstanding’ in every category.
The Hundred of Hoo Academy is a dynamic and exciting place to work and the fantastic leadership team are committed to making it great for people at all stages in their careers. Our building and facilities are a mix of designs giving the academy a unique and special character, and our new Special Resource Provision building opening this summer.
At The Hundred of Hoo Academy we are offer:
- Coaching and support.
- A bespoke CPD programme.
- Complementary staff wellbeing activities.
- Free use of the sports facilities.
- A thriving social and community ethos.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2022, our Trust comprises 30 geographically organised academies (14 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 3,000 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.
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 which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. 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 discriminating on any grounds.