8 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    16 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time, term time: Full Time, Term Time Only plus 5 Inset days, 37 hours per week, Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 4.00pm, Friday 8am to 3.30pm

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£23,337 to £23,921

Pay scale

KR03 - KR04

What skills and experience we're looking for

ARE YOU…….Innovative, creative and ambitious? CAN YOU DEMONSTRATE…..Reliability, resilience and conscientiousness? WILL YOU…….Contribute to the ethos and vision of our school?

Copperfield Academy is seeking to appoint enthusiastic and committed Specialist Support Assistants who are:

  • passionate about securing positive outcomes for children
  • highly motivated, organised and flexible in the way you work to best meet childrens’ needs
  • effective communicators, highly skilled in building positive relationships with children, parents/carers and professionals
  • able to support teachers in planning and resourcing for children with a variety of needs
  • reliable, flexible and willing to support the school in moving children’s learning on

The successful candidates will:

  • Have an NVQ Level 2, or above, in Supporting Teaching and Learning (or equivalent)
  • Have previous experience of working effectively within a school setting
  • Have a good standard of written and spoken English and a general understanding of Maths and hold a GCSE, or equivalent, in Literacy and Numeracy
  • Have experience in ASD and/or SLCN needs
  • Have a demonstrable awareness of wider social communication needs

Please visit our website www.copperfieldacademy.org for further information, including details of our recent Ofsted Inspection in which Copperfield Academy was rated as a "Good" school.

At Copperfield Primary Academy, we strive to ensure that all our pupils are happy, confident, ambitious individuals with a passion for learning; who possess the skills, knowledge, learning attitudes and behaviours to enable them to be successful in the world today, and in the future. We achieve this through creating a strong sense of community and by providing high quality teaching and learning opportunities through an inspiring curriculum.

What the school offers its staff

In return we can offer you:

  • A friendly and inclusive team who are supportive of one another and focused on well-being.
  • A full-time five days a week position from 8:00am to 4.00pm.
  • Fantastic pupils who want to learn.
  • Opportunities and support for career development that includes coaching.
  • The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU
  • The chance to work with a supportive team
  • As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.

We warmly invite visits to our school to see how we work and to find out more about the role. This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to help us to make a difference and continue to move our school forward. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS with Child Barred List check

Applying for the job

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About Copperfield Academy

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

Copperfield is an old and long-established Northfleet School, having opened as Dover Road School in 1904.

Increasing success in recent months has meant we are fast becoming a very popular school with local families and we currently have the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren here of former pupils. We are known for extending a warm welcome to families that are new to Gravesend and to many families new to the UK.

As part of the nationwide REAch2 Academy Trust, leaders and staff at Copperfield are committed to working hard to ensure it is a happy school where pupils of all ages thoroughly enjoy their learning and being at school. We consider ourselves to be a supportive extended family of, and for, all our families that is able to meet the needs of the most-able and the most-challenged.

Copperfield has faced many challenges over its history, but a dedicated team of experienced leaders and highly effective staff have successfully transformed the school from its lowest point to a position of strength, vitality, creativity and excellence.

Arranging a visit to Copperfield Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@copperfieldacademy.org.

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