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  • Closing date

    24 May 2024 at 11am

  • Date listed

    12 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

18,014 - 18,950

Teaching Assistant job summary

Location:  Portsmouth
Salary:      
Ark Support Staff Scale Band 3 Point 2 – 5: £20,508 - £21,575 FTE (Actual salary - £18,014 - £18,950)
Contract:  Permanent
Working pattern: 36 hours per week, 40 weeks per year (term time plus one week)
Start date: As soon as available.
Closing date: ongoing
Interview date: TBC

 

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate to join a dedicated team of staff at Ark Dickens Primary Academy.

 

About the role:
We are seeking a passionate, experienced and dedicated Teaching Assistant who will be responsible for assisting the learning and development of students ranging across all year groups. The role is to begin ASAP.

 

 Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have a minimum of 2 year’s experience as a teaching assistant,
  • Have worked with children with specific learning, physical and social needs.
  • Be a good team player with good interpersonal skills. 
  • Have high expectations of pupil behaviour.
  • Contribute to the ethos of a friendly, happy school, in which the personal development and well-being is given the highest priority and where both academic and personal qualities of children are recognised and valued.

About our school:
Ark Dickens is a lovely school in the heart of Portsmouth. We are a two-form entry primary academy, which became part of the Ark network in September 2014. We are a school with high aspirations and expectations to ‘Be Our Best’ in all that we do. This reflects our ethos of ensuring every child is provided with every opportunity to reach their potential.

At our school, staff wellbeing and support is of paramount importance to us. Staff are given countless opportunities as well as tailored training geared towards individual professional development. We offer a collaborative setting ensuring that staff receive responsive feedback and colleagues are encouraged to learn from one another. Hard work will never go unappreciated at Ark Dickens, where there is a spirit of recognition and reward. Our school is a rewarding and fulfilling place to work.

 

 Learn more about us by visiting https://arkdickensprimary.org/

 

We offer:

  •  Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.
  •  Twice as many training days as standard.
  •  Generous pension scheme.
  •  Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
  •  Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.
  •  Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.
  •  Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.

Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.

 

 How to apply:

Please click 'apply' on the website you are visiting to complete an online application form. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly advised.

 

Full Job description and Person Specification here: Job Description & Person Specification.docx

 

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If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions, please contact Ann Dyson at a.dyson@arkdickensprimary.org .

 

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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 Dickens Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
464 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Ark Dickens is a lovely school in the heart of Portsmouth. We are a two-form entry primary academy, which became part of the Ark network in September 2014.

We are committed to our wonderful community and in helping the life chances of our amazing children. We are a school with high aspirations and expectations to ‘Be Our Best’ in all that we do.

We offer a collaborative setting ensuring that staff receive responsive feedback and colleagues are encouraged to learn from one another.

Staff wellbeing and support is of paramount importance to us, and you will be given countless opportunities as well as tailored training geared towards individual professional development.

Hard work will never go unappreciated at Ark Dickens, where there is a spirit of recognition and reward. Our school is a rewarding and fulfilling place to work.

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