Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 February 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    18 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Ark Outside London Support Scale 5, Pay Points 5-12: £21,575 to £24,496 (pro rata)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We’re looking for an individual who:

  • Has experience in establishing successful learning relationships with young people
  • Has a helpful, positive, patient and caring nature
  • Can be resilient, calm and professional under pressure
  • Has experience of removing barriers so students can make at least good progress
  • Has good working knowledge of the national curriculum

What the school offers its staff

You will have access to diverse career opportunities meaning you can carve out your own successful career in education, choosing the direction you want to take your career. We offer a subsidised gym membership, Healthcare Cashplan and Employee Assistance Programme or if you prefer retail therapy, staff discounts (online and in-store) via instant vouchers or reloadable gift cards from the Ark Rewards scheme.

Further details about the role

This is an opportunity to join our hard-working, dedicated SEND team in our growing academy. As a Literacy Tutor Teaching Assistant the successful candidate will provide specialist support for students, parents, and teachers, to establish a supportive learning environment to enable excellent academic progress. This will be done by planning and delivering interventions to address the phonics, SLCN and dyslexia needs of students to remove barriers to their progress and development.

We need someone who is proactive, has excellent communication skills, is experienced in establishing successful learning relationships with young people and adults and has a genuine passion for and belief in the potential of every student. The ability to remain calm and professional under pressure in a busy environment is essential.

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please visit www.arkalexandra.org/vacancies, click the job you are interested in and click the link at the bottom of the advert.


Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

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About Ark Alexandra Academy

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1454 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Ark Alexandra is a two-campus secondary academy with a Sixth Form provision in Hastings, East Sussex and is the largest secondary with 6th form in the Ark network. A popular school, we are growing from a 10 to 12 form entry this year, working across a split site, which brings with it unique opportunities for growth and development. At our most recent Ofsted inspection in September 2021, Leadership & Management, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development and Sixth Form were all judged to be Good. Ark Alexandra works closely with our feeder primary schools, Ark Blacklands, Ark Little Ridge and Ark Castledown, all of which have exceptional leadership graded as Outstanding by Ofsted. As a Church of England school, our values of faith, excellence and kindness underpin our ethos, culture and behaviour. We have an inclusive admissions policy that welcomes, without preference, students of all faith and none. Our vision is to create a truly great school for the young people in Hastings. We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted, included, and empowered to live a purposeful and fulfilling life.

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