Post Title: Teaching Assistant
School: The Brent Primary School
Contract Type: One year fixed term contract
Contract Hours: 33 hrs and 45 minutes per week, 8.30am - 3.45pm Monday - Friday
Grade: Kent Range 3
Salary: £16,423 (FTE £21,293)
Interview: To be confirmed
Closing date: The closing date for applications is 17th December2023 however this advert may close early if a suitable applicant is recruited.
Position Start Date: As soon as possible
Are you passionate about enabling children to maximise their potential in their academic, social and personal achievements? If so, join us at The Brent Primary School where the development of the whole child is at its heart - we are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant to work within our inclusive and supportive team.
The Teaching Assistant role will be to work alongside our dedicated staff team to support children within school. Required skills – Experience in EYFS/KS1 or KS2, preferable skills in speech & language & SEN.
With a great reputation in the community, The Brent Primary School prides itself on providing the best possible education for the pupils in its care.
The Brent Primary School, part of Cygnus Academies Trust, is situated in Dartford. It is an Outstanding growing 3 Form Entry Primary school that is friendly and welcoming, with supportive staff and children from a variety of backgrounds. We are caring with effective structures to support staff in their roles across the school.
We encourage all our staff to be active in their self-development and training. We offer many opportunities for staff to develop their career within our mutually supportive team. We are a Growth Mindset school, without limiting pupil or adult learning. We encourage everyone to strive to be the best they can be personally and professionally.
With extensive grounds, which include a swimming pool, running track and wildlife areas; we are committed to an outdoor learning approach. Our creative, topic-based curriculum 'IGNITE' promotes engagement and enjoyment, as well as the knowledge and skills for life-long learning.
Further information about the school is available at: www.brent.kent.sch.uk and information about the Trust is available at www.cygnus.org.uk
If you would like to add your skills and knowledge to Team Brent and join us as we grow and develop then please get in touch.
Cygnus Academies Trust
The Brent Primary School is part of Cygnus Academies Trust who are a group of friendly, like-minded schools, working together in the best interest of all our children. Driven by a desire to collaborate at every level, with an emphasis on staff development and opportunities for all. Cygnus Academies Trust schools really are a fantastic place to work and learn.
Our approach is to allow all schools to retain and celebrate their uniqueness. While ensuring; great teaching and learning, strong leadership and management, effective local governance, curriculum expertise, visionary business and financial management.
For further information about the Trust, please visit www.cygnus.org.uk
Local Government Pension Scheme
27 days Annual Leave (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday entitlement (pro-rata for part-time)
Employee support services.
Effective CPD opportunities
Collaborative working with other schools within our Trust
Cygnus Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs will not be accepted, and you are required to complete the application in full giving details of all employment, training and gaps in employment. Cygnus Academies Trust reserves the right to reject incomplete application forms and any consistencies or anomalies will be explored at, or prior to, interview. Any offer of employment is subject to pre-employment checks including a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service. We will require two satisfactory references; one of which must be your line manager in your present or most recent employment. References will be requested prior to interview so please ensure that your referees are available to provide a reference.
Cygnus Academies Trust is an equal opportunities employer committed to diversity and inclusion who welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All people who work and study at our Trust have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.
References will be requested for shortlisted applicants prior to interview
Shortlisted applicants will be required to complete and return a Self-Disclosure form prior to interview
- Online Searches will be carried out on shortlisted applicants prior to interview. any concerns will be discussed with candidates at interview.
Further vetting checks including an enhanced DBS, incorporating a check of the Children’s Barred List, will be undertaken on provisional offer.
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