Forest School Assistant (Part Time)

Silverdale Primary Academy, St Leonards-On-Sea, TN37 7EA

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  • Job start date

    1 September 2022

  • Closing date

    7 November 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    28 June 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • Working pattern:  Part time, term time only, 21.75 hours per week : Monday 9.45am- 12pm 1-3pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am-12pm 1-3pm, Friday 10am-12pm 1-3pm

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - Until February 2023

Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary


Forest School Assistant (Part Time) job summary

Contract: Temporary, maternity leave cover until February 2023 Working pattern:  Part time, term time only, 21.75 hours per week : Monday 9.45am- 12pm 1-3pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9.30am-12pm 1-3pm, Friday 10am-12pm 1-3pm ​​​​​​​Starting salary (calculated pro rata): £10,117 Are you passionate and committed to supporting young children with their learning and personal development? ​​​​​​​ The Silverdale Primary Academy is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Forest School Assistant. The successful candidate will be working in an environment dedicated to ensuring that 'Learning is for everyone' in a fully inclusive academy and joining a dedicated, enthusiastic, friendly and supportive team. You will be working with children of all ages across the academy, working alongside the Forest School Leader to deliver the Forest School programme in an innovative and dynamic way. You will have:  Experience working as a Teaching Assistant (3) teaching a whole class as well as small groups or individual pupils in additional to supporting a Classroom Teacher The ability to create good working relationships to support pupils effectively and promote positive values, attitudes and behaviour Knowledge and understanding to effectively use resources to engage pupils and achieve positive outcomes A good standard of education particularly in English and Mathematics An appreciation and understanding of nature An interest in art, music, sport or drama is advantageous In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we offer you:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Family friendly policies that are designed to support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life​​​​​​​ Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students ​​​​​​​​​​​A calm, positive and innovative learning environment​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Automatic annual pay progression Generous public sector pension scheme Flexible working opportunities from day 1 Discounts on retail & travel Cycle 2 Work scheme Charity giving High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression including: An annual personal development day, Job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, ​​​​​​​​​​Open access online training courses and Scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.
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About Silverdale Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
626 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

About Silverdale Primary Academy  Ofsted grade: Good (2018)
Silverdale Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We are deeply committed to providing high-quality education for the families in our local community. We are a local centre of excellence for the Thrive approach and focus our school life around key learning behaviours characterised by our learning ninjas! Our three classes of pupils in each year group, enjoy creative learning in an outstanding learning environment. This includes an indoor heated swimming pool, extensive grounds, a music hub, and a rainforest themed library. We have recently added a log cabin to our Forest School outdoor learning area to enable year-round Forest School activities. Find out more: Home - Silverdale Primary Academy

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

​​​​​​​Our commitment
The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

Key Dates
Closing Date: 7 July  2022
Interview Date:  13 July 2022
Start Date: 1 September 2022

​​​​​​​Please submit your application today. 

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