Published
July 8, 2024
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Short Summary
We are looking for a Teaching Assistant (1:1) to join us in September. 
Salary
Actual salary £16,954 per annum (£22,366 full time equivalent)
Working Pattern
32.75 hours per week, term time + 1 week inset
Closing Date
July 15, 2024

Description

Are you calm with a friendly demeanour? Do you have experience working with children with Special Educational Needs? Are you seeking to learn new skills in a supportive and vibrant environment? This could be the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant (1:1) to join us in September. The successful candidate will need to have relevant experience in working with primary-aged children, a proven high standard of both spoken and written English, the ability to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, together with a friendly and approachable manner. The successful candidate will be able to work using their own initiative and demonstrate effective behaviour management skills. In return, you will join a supportive environment with plenty of development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust.

You will collaborate with teachers in delivering programmes of teaching and learning activities and wellbeing support for children identified as needing 1:1 support. You will have experience in working with children with a range of SEND needs including ASC and ADHD, as well as showing an understanding of sensory needs and de-escalation techniques. The successful candidate will be placed in Reception (Foundation Stage).

This role offers an actual salary of £16,954 per annum (£22,366 full time equivalent) based on 32.75 hours per week, Term time + 1 week of inset. The working hours for this role are 8:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 8:15am - 3:30pm on Friday. Although this position is offered on a fixed-term basis for the remainder of the academic year, there will potentially be scope to make this a permanent position thereafter.

Do you know a great teaching assistant who would like to hear about opportunities with Leigh Academies Trust? If so, make a referral today for the chance to receive £100 as a 'thank you'. Simply complete the referral form by clicking here. T&C's apply.

Working at the Hundred of Hoo Primary Academy: Do you want to work in a school where staff say, “I feel like we all have a good connection within the  workplace and we all work well together.” and “Connecting with people allows you to share ideas, support each other and makes the workplace happier.”

Do you think parents should be able to say, “The school has done everything well and has excelled our hopes and dreams.” and “I think as a school they give a great warmth to pupils and to parents and carers when on site and in all their communication. The school staff are very kind and helpful at all times. I feel the school as a whole is a nice place to be”.

Should the school you work at be recognised nationally as having an area of excellence for behaviour and inclusion?

If this sounds like the type of school you would aspire to work in then The Hundred of Hoo Academy could be the place for you.

The Hundred of Hoo Academy is an all-through school with a Primary phase on its exciting journey growing to two-form entry. With a brand-new eight-classroom extension and existing building which is only 8 years old, 1:1 devices for children from years one to six, exceptional curriculum delivered through the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) and the opportunity to grow in your career by being part of Leigh Academies Trust, our academy is the perfect place to ensure that children are ‘More than just educated’ and truly make a difference.

Click here to visit our website and read more about our academy...

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. 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. Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

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.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

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.

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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