Teaching Assistant

Paddock Wood Primary Academy, Tonbridge, Kent, TN12 6JE

7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Actual salary £16,914 per annum (£20,789 full time equivalent)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you calm with a friendly demeanour? Do you have experience working with children with ADHD/ASD? Are you seeking to learn new skills in a supportive and vibrant environment? This could be the perfect opportunity for you!

We are looking for a Teaching Assistant to join us as soon as possible. The successful candidate will need to have relevant experience in working with primary-aged children, a proven high standard of both spoken and written English, the ability to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, together with a friendly and approachable manner. The successful candidate will be able to work using their own initiative and demonstrate effective behaviour management skills. In return, you will join a supportive environment with plenty of development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​We are also recruiting for Teaching Assistant who will offer 1:1 support on a full time, fixed term basis (in the first instance). To view the opportunity, please click here.

We look forward to hearing from anyone with experience and enthusiasm. This role offers an actual salary of £16,914 per annum based on 35 hours per week (8:30am-4pm Mon-Fri), Term Time+ 1 week inset.​​​​​​​

What the school offers its staff

We are a thriving and engaging three-form entry school in the heart of West Kent in the town of Paddock Wood. Our ethos encapsulates high standards and expectations, excellent learning and teaching, and the positive wellbeing of our pupils and colleagues. We have a strong and committed teaching team which is widely respected and supported by our academy community. Our teachers vary in experience from Newly Qualified to 30+ years, and each brings something valuable to share, and a passion to learn. Our staff and the wider Trust team has a lot to offer new colleagues, in terms of sharing experience and opportunities, and professional development and training.

Our broad curriculum is supported by specialist teachers of music, French, PE, computing and outdoor education. Some features that help us stand out from other schools are that all of our pupils learn French, learn other subjects in French and leave us conversant in the language, pupils leave us with a strong understanding and appreciation of music and sporting skills and that we embed independence, stamina and considered risk into children’s learning, for example through EYFS and KS1 team games and initiative exercises, Year 3 outdoor/forest skills, Y4 mountain biking, Year 5 caving and kayaking, and Year 6 skiing/snow-boarding. We have our own school minibuses and we very frequently take children out into the local area and into central London, as well as taking Year 5 pupils to the Brecon Beacons and Year 6 pupils to France or Scotland. We have a strong regard for extra-curricular learning and a healthy catalogue of sporting and other successes and awards.

Our academy benefits from significant parent and community support, but we are not complacent - we are committed, hard-working and welcoming. Our children are delightful; calm, focused and very eager to learn.

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.

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About Paddock Wood Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
599 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01634412200

Arranging a visit to Paddock Wood Primary Academy

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