Teaching Assistant

Tree Tops Primary Academy, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 9EZ

5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    December 2022

  • Closing date

    12 December 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - This is a fixed term position until August 2023

Actual salary

Actual salary £15,706 (£20,789 full time equivalent)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Tree Tops Primary Academy has an exceptional opportunity for a committed, enthusiastic and passionate Teaching Assistant to join us from December 2022. Becoming a member of the team will enable you to work with like-minded colleagues who share your goals and ambitions. You will be part of a team that provides an outstanding education for all of our pupils through creative, carefully sequenced and highly effective inquiry led learning, where all learners are at the very core of driving our curriculum.

The successful candidate 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 Assistant will be able to work using their own initiative and 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 is a fixed term position until August 2023, offering an actual salary of £15,706 based on 32.5 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week of inset.

We are particularly 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 the Early Years Foundation Stage
  • is resilient and solution-focused
  • is committed to working as part of a team with everyone

What the school offers its staff

In return, we can offer:

  • An inspiring and supportive staff team committed to providing a good level of education for every pupil.
  • An excellent offer of continuing professional development for all staff.
  • An exciting and creative learning setting where everyone is listened to and there is a very strong teamwork ethic.
  • Many wider career opportunities through the Leigh Academies Trust.​​​​​​​

Note that whilst the position is offered on a fixed term basis initially, every effort will be made to offer a substantive position thereafter, either at Tree Tops Primary Academy or within the wider family of academies across Leigh Academies Trust. The central Recruitment Team will keep in touch with you throughout your contract to discuss options available to you.

Further details about the role

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.

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 Tree Tops Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
295 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01634412200

Arranging a visit to Tree Tops Primary Academy

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