Teaching Assistant

Langley Park Primary Academy, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3FX

7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Actual salary £16,914 per annum (£20,789 full time equivalent)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Langley Park Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant to join our highly collaborative and supportive team as soon as possible. Our Teaching Assistants are pivotal to our success in the classroom and provide a great deal of support for our teachers, therefore our successful candidate will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike.

We are looking for someone who;​​​​​​​

  • is dedicated to the job and prioritises the needs of the children in their care.
  • has experience of working with primary aged children and preferably experience of working with children who have special educational needs
  • is resilient and solution-focused

​​​​​​​The successful candidate/s will need to have relevant experience and/or qualifications in working with primary-aged children. We are also looking forproven high standards of both spoken and written English and Mathematics. Being able to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, together with a friendly and approachable manner. Our newly appointed Teaching Assistantswill be able to work using their own initiative and can demonstrate effective behaviour management skills. In return, they will join a supportive environment with plenty of development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust.​​​​​​​

What the school offers its staff

We are offering two Teaching Assistant roles, please see below;

1:1 Teaching Assistant:Key responsibilities will be to work on a 1:1 basis with specific pupil(s) on a daily basis and to provide wider support to the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of children to attain the targets set within the National Curriculum or Individual Education Plans. Please note that previous experience working in Key Stage 1, Makaton and specifically with pupils with ASD and Down's syndrome is highly desirable.​​​​​​​

Teaching Assistant:General Teaching Assistant to cover SRP (specialist resource provision).

This role offers an actual salary of £16,914per annum based on 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 08:30-16:00), Term Time + 1 week of inset. The role will be centred around supporting children’s learning and development in all aspects of school life, not only in class but during social times too. This will mean that implementing lunchtime and break time routines and activities will be an expected part of the role.

We strongly recommend that you come to visit our setting so that you can see in action what an inspiring and purposeful environment it is, for both pupils and adults

Langley Park Primary Academy is a unique academy with pupils from Nursery to Year 6 with an onsite Specialist Resource Provision for children with a primary need of ASD. This exciting provision demonstrates the academy’s sense of ambition to serve the community where pupils’ educational journey is so important. Being part of a provision that caters for such a wide range of age groups and needs means that there are copious opportunities for both children and staff to extend their experiences to grow and develop in many different ways. To enrich our curriculum, we take advantage of the resources and subject specific expertise.

Commitment to safeguarding

Leigh Academies Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a fair, robust and consistent recruitment process across all academies and business units which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment Guidance. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.​​​​​​​

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About Langley Park Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
415 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01634412200

School location

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