Leigh Academy Tonbridge is seeking to recruit a Teaching Assistant to join their support team from June 2023. Our appointed candidate will receive fantastic training and development opportunities from the off-set with scope to positively influence our students’ learning. This role will suit both experienced TAs who are looking to join our academy, and also be suitable for graduates looking to gain first-hand experience with a view to commencing Teacher Training with us in the future.
In the role of Teaching Assistant, our successful candidate will implement structured learning activities/teaching programmes and support pupils in accessing learning activities under the guidance of the class teacher. You will also provide feedback to pupils in relation to their progress and achievement in order for pupils to realise their full potential and manage classroom activities safely ensuring that the physical learning space and the resources within this space are conducive to pupil learning.
Main responsibilities include:
- To contribute to facilitating student access to the education system, assessing and supporting achievement and monitoring progress towards EHCP/ILP objectives;
- To provide practical and developmental assistance to the line manager in the academy in catering for the educational and personal welfare needs of students;
- As far as possible, to ensure a safe working environment for staff and students.
This is a permanent opportunity offering an actual salary of £13,109 per annum (£19,293 full time equivalent) based on 30 hours per week, Term Time only.
Joining us at Hayesbrook Academy: Hayesbrook Academy first opened in 1964. Having always been an all-boys school, our history before then is closely linked to the old Sussex Road Boys School, where records go back to the early 1900’s, and so we have a strong tradition of education provision in Tonbridge. The modern day academy has always been an 11-18 comprehensive school with a mixed sixth form, serving the local community.
Since being the first school in West Kent to gain Academy Status in 2010, the academy led the way in achieving excellent standards and in creating a multi-academy Trust. We were graded ‘Excellent’ by Ofsted in 2005, 2008 and 2009. The academic success and high standards have continued and inspections in 2013 and again in 2017 found the school to be ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features and praised for its leadership and continued commitment to improvement of educational standards as well as students’ achievement.
Hayesbrook Academy grows, adapts and thrives with each new cohort of students that are welcomed here every September and our recent move to Leigh Academies Trust has strengthened the academy’s ability to deliver the very best for our pupils.