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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    17 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 20 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

(£22,714 full time equivalent)

Actual salary

Actual salary £17,160 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

    Horsmonden PrimaryAcademy has an exceptional opportunity for a committed, enthusiastic and passionateTeaching Assistant (EYFS)to join from September 2024. Becoming a member of theHorsmonden Primary teamwill enable you to work with like-minded colleagues who share your goals and ambitions. You will be part of a team that provides outstanding educational opportunities for all of our pupils through creative, carefully sequenced and highly effective lines of inquiry where all learners are at the very core of driving our curriculum.

    As a Teaching Assistant you will work closely with the class teacher to improve the provision for all children. You will be based in EYFS and experience of working with children in this age rangeis essential. There may be times when you're needed to cover the class in the teacher's absence so experience of this is advantageous.

    The successful candidatewill need to have relevant experience and/or qualifications in working withchildren. Being able to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, together with a friendly and approachable manner. Our newly appointed TA will 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.

    The successful candidate will get to work with the wonderful children of Horsmonden and help them reach their full potential.

    We are looking for a candidate with:

    • Knowledge and experience of working within EYFS
    • NVQ Level 3 or equivalent
    • Creativity and passion for learning
    • A thirst for knowledge, high expectations and the ability to inspire and motivate children.
    • Dedication to the job and the skills to prioritisethe needs of the children in their care.
    • Resilience and the ability to besolution-focused

    The role offers an actual salary of £17,160per annum (£22,714 full time equivalent)per annum based on 32.5hours per week, Term Time + 1 week of inset (5days per week, 8.30-15.30).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.

    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.

What the school offers its staff

Working at Horsmonden Primary Academy:Here at Horsmonden Primary Academy, our aim is to encourage lifelong learning and develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring individuals that understand the world around them while demonstrating respect. It is important to us all that Horsmonden children are prepared for life outside Horsmonden and that journey starts the minute they walk through our doors.

As a member of staff at Horsmonden you will benefit from working with a dedicated, experienced and knowledgeable team. We are all proud to work here and firmly believe in every child achieving their best through providing inspiring, motivating and exciting learning opportunities.

Our curriculum is framed by the Primary Years Programme, from the International Baccalaureate and we strongly believe in the 10 learner profile attributes.They represent the capacities and responsibilities for intellectual, personal, emotional and social growth. Together, staff and children are: inquirers, knowledgeable, thinkers, communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk takers, balanced and reflective.

The school was founded in 1853 and we have been at the heart of the community ever since. We are proud to have an active, supportive parent body and excellent links with the local community enabling us to work closely together, providing the best experiences for the children of Horsmonden.

If you would like to find out more, please contact the school office to book a guided tour and meet the wonderful children and fantastic staff team.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:As of 1st April 2024, our Trust comprises 32 geographically organised academies (16 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating more than 20,000 students and employing 3,000 talented staff. Nearly 40% of our academies are judged outstanding overall by Ofsted, versus 15% nationally. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider.Our future plans are found in our Vision 2030 document available on our website.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

Click here to view the benefits available to all LAT employees from day one.

Our 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.

Our commitment to equality and diversity:As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date.Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Horsmonden Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
180 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Phone number
01634412258

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To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email Isabelle.cochrane@latrust.org.uk.

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