Teaching Assistant

Bligh Primary School (Juniors), Rochester, Kent, ME2 2XJ

17 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    30 August 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (1 year)

Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

£19,264

Actual salary

£14,828

Teaching Assistant job summary

This role would suit a graduate or person who is looking to gain school experience as a teaching assistant, with a view to pursuing a teaching career in the future. We are looking for individuals with either a passion for KS2 or Early Years to join our Bligh team and help us on our mission to provide our children with the very best educational experience.

Ideally but not essentially you will be:

Qualified to at least a NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification
An experienced teaching assistant with a range of knowledge on supporting children across different ages, including nursery.
Someone with knowledge of teaching early reading and phonics as well as early numeracy skills.
Someone with experience of working with children with a range of SEND.
Someone committed to working in partnership with staff, parents and the community to promote inclusion and excellent opportunities for all.
In return we offer:

a positive, friendly and happy working environment
a fantastic school community all working towards achieving the best for our pupils
national terms and conditions

tailored programmes of CPD with cross trust development opportunities

a generous package of Maritime Trust staff benefits.

Further information about the Trust is available at www.Maritimeacademytrust.org

Further details about the post and school can be found in the attached candidate information pack.

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate prior to the closing date. We only accept applications submitted online via the TES website and which are completed before the closing deadline. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The Trust and its academies are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to a successful DBS clearance and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before an appointment is confirmed.

Applying for the job

Apply via the link to TES.com online application

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About Bligh Primary School (Juniors)

School type
Academy, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
272 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

Bligh Primary School is part of the Maritime Multi-Academy Trust, an innovative partnership of schools in Greenwich and Kent. Our schools transform through collaboration and an entrepreneurial curriculum which equips children with life skills.

We are thriving two form entry school which has been selected by the DfE to ‘grow’ to a three form entry school due to its good and outstanding statuses. By 2023 Bligh Primary will be a full three form entry school

Our key objective at Bligh Primary School is to equip all our children with the key skills of communication and collaboration as well as being community minded. We expect all our adults to provide the children with first hand experiences, knowledge and the necessary skills to articulate what they have learnt in a clear and informative way. This is developed through our clear teaching and learning focus on communication, community and collaboration.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We welcome and celebrate differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by our HEART values. Bligh is a school with HEART. Honesty, Empathy, Achievement, Resilience and Teamwork. We believe that these personal characteristics are essential in forming positive adult lives.

Our community is an essential part of the curriculum, which is why we chose to focus on using the surrounding local area to deepen the children’s understanding, making them experts of their locality throughout their learning journey.

Children leave Bligh with a sense of belonging, the ability to work independently, in pairs or as part of a team in collaboration. They can communicate effectively what they have learnt, gather a wealth of knowledge and skills through all areas of the curriculum. They have a clear understanding and knowledge of the community around them, their place within it and the opportunities it presents.

Finally, we are a school which believes in research-based practice. We believe that teaching is an art which is underpinned by research and best practice. Learning happens best when professionals understand the principles and science of learning.

Working with the children at Bligh Primary School is a privilege. We have a clear understanding of how our children learn and expect this to be evident in all the work we do.

Arranging a visit to Bligh Primary School (Juniors)

School visits are welcome, please contact the school office

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