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  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    23 May 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

RK SUPPORT SCALE 5, PAY POINTS 5-12 OUTSIDE LONDON, £23,500-£26,421 PRO RATA - ACTUAL SALARY: £21,056.19-£23,673.43

SEND Teaching Assistant job summary

SEND Teaching Assistant – x2 posts

 

Location: Ark Kings Academy

Salary: Ark Support Scale 5, Pay Points 5-12 Outside London, £23,500-£26,421 pro rata

Actual Salary: £21,056.19-£23,673.43

Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday-Friday, 08:00-16:00 with a 30-minute lunch break

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Term time only

Start date: September 2024

Closing date: 8:00am on 20th June 2024, We advise you to submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a high volume of applications are received. 

 

Be part of a truly ‘Good’ school (Ofsted April 2024) now striving to be ‘Outstanding’ with a dedicated staff team.

 

About the role:

As a SEND Teaching Assistant, you will support pupils, parents, and teachers, to establish a supportive learning environment in which children make good academic progress. You will be instrumental in our mission to provide every student, regardless of their background, a great education, and real choices in life. You will work with other stakeholders within and outside the school.

 

You are someone who understands the difference a great education can make to pupil’s lives as you are a great role model for not only them but other staff too. You must have experience in working with pupils of all ages and abilities. You will need to be a great team player with a resilient character and strong personal drive.

 

To contribute to a workplace culture which has safeguarding and child protection at its heart.

 

About our school:

We are an all-through school serving the local community with pupils from Nursery - Year 11. Our mission is to create a school in which every child thrives, academically and socially.

 

Over the past 2 years we have made remarkable progress, moving from an Inadequate Ofsted rating to a Good. This achievement reflects the dedication and hard work of our staff with Ofsted commenting that pupils “understand the high expectations that staff have for them and strive to meet with”. The strengths of our school include:

 

v  Safeguarding: Effective in all areas.

v  Behaviour: Our pupils know the school rules of, ‘ready, respectful and safe’ and demonstrate these qualities in their behaviour towards each other and their teachers.

v  An ambitious curriculum: Our well-sequenced curriculum, spanning early years to Year 11, ensures that all pupils, including those with special educational needs, receive a high-quality education.

v  Reading strength: Our effective teaching strategies empower pupils to become fluent readers, setting them up for success in their academic journey.

v  Personal development: At Ark Kings Academy, we prioritise personal development, preparing our pupils for their future roles as responsible citizens.

v  Attendance: Our pupils and parents recognise the importance of high attendance, and at secondary, we sit above the national average.

 

 

Why work for us?

 

Joining Ark Kings means becoming part of a network of education experts who are all united by the same purpose - a commitment to making a difference where it matters most. You will have the opportunity to come together with your peers locally, nationally and sometimes even internationally, to share resources, learning and good practice.

 

You’ll work with colleagues from different subjects, schools and regions, and have the chance to take on network-wide responsibilities such as leading programmes or training.

 

v  Our salaries are 2.5% higher than main pay scale. 

v  Twice the number of training days as standard.

v  Generous pension scheme – a salary average defined benefit pension scheme, meaning you build up a guaranteed amount in your pension, payable for every year of your retirement.

v  Access to Ark Rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers.

v  Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season tickets or to buy a bicycle.

v  Gym discounts – offering up to 40% off your local gym.

v  Access to the Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support services.

 

For more details about this vacancy click HERE

 

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 click this link. 

 

We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

 

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 Kings Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 18
School size
827 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18

We are an all-through school admitting pupils from Nursery - Year 11.Our mission is to create a school in which every child thrives, academically and socially.

We offer an exciting and aspirational all-through curriculum which is carefully planned to ensure that our students develop and grow their knowledge throughout their whole school career. This is supported by a wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular opportunities – extending our curriculum well beyond the classroom.

Our school values are: ‘Wisdom, Resilience, Kindness’ – and they permeate everything we do in school with our pupils, our parents, our staff, and the wider community. We recognise our role in addressing inequality by ensuring that all pupils, regardless of circumstance have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.

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