Teaching Assistant & Midday Meals Supervisor (EYRS)

Lindfield Primary Academy, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 2DX

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    6 July 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 June 2022

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East Sussex Grade 3 - £19,076

Teaching Assistant & Midday Meals Supervisor (EYRS) job summary

23.75 Hours per week (8.45am-3pm Monday to Friday)
We are very happy to consider applicants who wish to work lesser hours and/or days per week
​​​​​​​Term Time Only
Actual Starting Salary: £12,451 + pay award pending

Are you calm, confident and have the skills to support classroom activities safely? Are you able to create a positive learning environment? Can you support the smooth running  of the Midday Meals? We are an award winning academy who are now recruiting a Teaching Assistant to join us on a permanent basis. 

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.​​​​​​​  

Your responsibilities will include:
Providing support to the Teacher in the planning, delivery and and the evaluation of learning activities 
Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies

Work 1-2-1 as required to support students access learning within the classroom environment
Motivating and encouraging students by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks

We are seeking candidates with the following skills and experience: 
Experience of establishing positive relationships with students empathise with their needs
Knowledge of SEN
Maths and English GCSE Grade A- C or equivalent
​​​​​​​Confident in supervising children during activities indoors and outdoors
Patient, calm and relaxed ​​​​​​​with an enthusiastic approach to learning​​​​​​​

In return, you will receive: 
​​​​​​​High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression, a package that includes:
An annual personal development day
Job-related apprenticeships opportunities to enhance your skillset
Open access online training courses
Scholarship opportunities run in collaboration with the University of Brighton
​​​​​​​A range of innovative support for health and wellbeing, including an Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle 2 Work Scheme
Excellent facilities and resources for staff and pupils
A calm, positive and innovative learning environment
Automatic annual pay progression
​​​​​​​Flexible working opportunities from day 1​​​​​​​

Find out more: 
To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Emma Oliver on e.oliver@lindfieldprimaryacademy.org.uk.

Key dates
Closing date: Wednesday 6 July
Interview date:  Week commencing 11 July 2022
Proposed start date: 1 September 2022

Applying for the job

Please apply for this job via our website at: https://careers.brightonacademiestrust.org.uk.

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About Lindfield Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
626 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11

About Lindfield Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Outstanding (October 2021)

Lindfield Primary Academy is an academy for 4 to 11-year olds in Lindfield, West Sussex, recently graded 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted in October 2021. We are a happy and friendly academy focused on learning, with three classes in each year group and pupil numbers growing further. We are focused on academic, creative and sporting success for all, offering a broad and creative curriculum for our pupils. We pride ourselves on offering a nurturing environment, utilising our Forest School to build confidence, self-esteem and resilience in our pupils.

We hold the Arts Council Artsmark Award, British Council International School Award, and Platinum School Games award.

We can offer you:

a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
excellent facilities and resources for staff and pupils.

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.

Find out more

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Emma Oliver on e.oliver@lindfieldprimaryacademy.org.uk.

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.

Arranging a visit to Lindfield Primary Academy

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Emma Oliver on e.oliver@lindfieldprimaryacademy.org.uk.

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