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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Maternity or parental leave cover - 1 year

Full-time equivalent salary

Actual salary £18,480 per annum (£22,714 full time equivalent)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Langley Park Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and motivatedTeaching Assistant (Maternity Cover contract)to join our highly collaborative and supportive team from April 2024. 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 for proven 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 Assistants 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.

This role offers an actual salary £18,480 per annum (£22,714 full time equivalent) based on 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 08:30-16:00), Term Time + 1 week of inset. This is a maternity cover contract for 1 year. Please note that every effort will be made to offer a substantive role within a LAT academy thereafter.

What the school offers its staff

There are many perks to being a teaching assistant at Langley Park Primary Academy. Here are just a few of what to expect:

  • Being part of a highly effective and supportive team
  • Working with an understanding and approachable senior leadership team
  • Free wraparound care during your contracted hours should your child already attend the academy
  • A Wellbeing Half Day
  • An investment in your professional development where you will have regular sessions with key leaders in the school
  • Opportunities for progression and increased responsibilities following successful demonstration of practice

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.

Further details about the role

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. 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 to discriminate 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 Langley Park Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
451 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01634412258

Arranging a visit to Langley Park Primary Academy

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

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