This job expired on 17 October 2021

  • Application deadline

    17 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    29 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Part time
Contract type
Fixed term (maternity cover )
East Sussex Grade 2 - £18,198

Job summary

Do you want to support pupils with their learning and personal development, work Monday - Friday in term time only?

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to provide maternity cover for a staff member. The role is for 18 hours per week (working pattern to be discussed at interview). We would consider a job share for this role.

Teaching Assistants play a crucial role in the classroom. We are seeking a committed individual who can support our teachers and motivate and encourage our pupils. We are looking for a Teaching Assistant who is calm, confident and has the skills to be able to support classroom activities safely and can create a positive learning environment. Our ideal candidate will have:

-Maths and English GCSE Grade A- C or equivalent
-Knowledge of SEN
-Experience of establishing positive relationships with students and the ability to empathise with their needs.

The role of Teaching Assistant is crucial in promoting the learning and personal development of all pupils; including but not exclusively, those with special education needs. To succeed in this role, we will need you to:

-Provide support to the Teacher in the planning and evaluation of learning activities and support the delivery of learning activities
-Motivate and encourage students by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks
-Consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies.
-Demonstrate active listening skills and communicate effectively with pupils, parents and carers.

This role is very well suited to a graduate who would like to undertake initial teacher training in the future. It acts as a springboard and training ground for graduates who want to train to teach.  We are also able to offer a clear pathway of progression into teaching through various routes.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
464 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

About Robsack Wood Primary Academy

About Robsack Wood Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Oustanding (2010)

Robsack Wood is an exciting, exuberant and welcoming academy where children from 3 months to 11 years old flourish in a safe and stimulating environment. The academy has impressive facilities- including extensive grounds with a large grassed playing field, adjacent woodlands, garden areas and animal areas with chickens and ducks - to ensure pupils are able to learn in exceptional environments that promote creativity and motivation. It has a published admissions number of 60 and total capacity of 420 pupils. The academy hosts a nursery for children aged from 3 months. Robsack Wood is a  National Teaching School working in partnership with the Department of Education.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils, and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies, are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

If you would like to discuss the role further via phone then please email and we will arrange an appropriate time to speak or arrange an academy visit. 

Closing date: 17/10/2021

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

School location

Whatlington Way, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38 9TE

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