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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£16,243.00 - £16,791.00 Annually (Actual) FTE £23,114 - £23,893 : 30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year​ Monday to Friday 8.30am – 3.00pm

1:1 Teaching Assistant job summary

Kingfisher Primary requires a Teaching Assistant to work within our Early Years Provision and or KS1

Do you want to join a school looking to appoint an ambitious and inspirational teaching assistant? 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a skilled, enthusiastic EYFS/KS1 Teaching Assistant to join our team working with children aged 4 - 7 years. You will be responsible for the academic and emotional development and attainment of some of our youngest enthusiastic children.

We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate person, who has experience of working in early years and KS1. The successful candidate will be prepared to work hard and respond positively to the challenges of day to day school life and committed to supporting children to achieve their best through an engaging, creative curriculum.

We are offering you: 

  • The opportunity to work in a well resourced early years setting 
  • Huge scope for advancement and fantastic opportunities for career progression 
  • Extensive professional development to enhance your knowledge and skills about the role 
  • Teaching Assistants are members of a team of practitioners responsible for the education and care of the children in the school who will implement learning for individuals/groups and supervise physical/general care of children, including those with SEN. 

We are looking for: 

  • Someone with the ability to use a variety of strategies to engage and support children in their learning
  • Able to provide stimulating and engaging experiences for our children and support them in becoming lifelong learners
  • A collaborative professional with the ability to contribute to provision planning
  • An excellent role model to children, colleagues and parents, exemplifying our core principle of kindness
  • A positive, open-minded professional actively supportive of the ethos, vision and values of the school
  • A candidate who is, or wants to become, an integral part of the EYFS Team 
  • Someone who is forward thinking and adaptable 

We can offer

  • Astrea Academy Trust has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Excellent CPD opportunities  
  • A warm and professional learning environment
  • Children who are friendly and polite 
  • A growth mind-set ethos 
  • Supportive parents

If you are joining us from another school, academy or trust we recognise your continuous service date with confirmation from your current employer. This can positively impact several entitlements, including increased annual holiday payments which represent an increase in salary. This can be discussed in more detail at interview.

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks. For further details on the recruitment process, please review our Recruitment Pack. This can be found attached to each vacancy.

Shortlisting:     21st June 2024

Interviews: Wednesday 26th June 2024  

Contract:    Temporary to July 2025 in the first instance 

Commitment to safeguarding

Astrea Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and staff. Every child should feel safe and should be protected from any form of child abuse. We have robust policies and procedures that support our commitment to Safeguarding, this includes our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy. The in-house Safeguarding teams at each Academy work in partnership with families and safeguarding partners to ensure the safety of children is paramount. We are committed to ensuring that all staff access regular, contextual safeguarding training to meet the needs of the local community.

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About Kingfisher Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
443 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Kingfisher is a fantastic academy that places great importance on the success of its pupils. Children are assessed regularly and effective support ensures children make progress. An innovative curriculum has been designed to ensure that children take part in exciting lessons and that they play an active part in their own learning. A number of extra curricular clubs ensure that children have access to a range of enriching activities.

As an academy we love working with parents and have an increasing army of volunteer helpers who support us during the school day. We value the opinions of children in school and they have their own council. The council has regular meetings and discuss a wide range of issues.

Kingfisher is a two form entry academy (420 places) with a 52 place nursery.

The only true way to find out about this academy is to walk through the door and experience the positive atmosphere. We look forward to welcoming you into our academy community!

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the academy direct and speak to Mrs Flint with any queries you may have and she will be able to direct you to the most suitable person to deal with your question

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