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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

The Hundred of Hoo Academy, Rochester

  • Ref:MED887-4000-24S
  • Posted:29/06/2022
  • Pay:Actual salary £14,365 per annum
  • Start Date:September 2022
  • App Close Date:11/07/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


About the role: The Hundred of Hoo Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a motivated and engaging individual who will join us as a Teaching Assistant from September 2022. 

Our appointed candidate will provide 1:1 support for students who have a range of specific needs and will be able to build rapport well with them, assist them with their classwork and assist the class teacher in delivering an effective and engaging lesson. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to their development. You will be working in the classroom and implementing programmes of support designed specially to meet the pupils’ needs. The role is a fantastic role for a new or established colleague who aspires to grow and develop as an outstanding Teaching Assistant within our academy.

A Teaching Assistant should be proactive, communicate well with students and teachers alike to ensure that optimum learning takes place within the class. As an academy, we are committed to the professional development of all colleagues. We offer career coaching, personalised development and wider opportunities through local Teacher Training providers to enable you to gain Qualified Teacher Status as well as professional qualifications linked to your role.

​​Key tasks and responsibilities will include;

  • Meet and greet the student/s every morning with a hand over with parents and exchange of relevant information
  • Transition between classrooms and support during each lesson
  • Support during break and lunchtimes
  • To support with access facilities
  • To attend and contribute to meetings with internal staff and external agencies, as required
  • Moving of equipment and personal aids, to report promptly with any faults with equipment
  • To have an awareness and Health and Safety and personal evacuation plans
  • To liaise with key members of staff and update health care plans
  • To support with the student’s daily organisation to ensure only relevant resources are carried around
  • To be an active advocate for students with disabilities​​​​​​​

To be considered for the role, you will need to meet the following requirements;

  • Educated to at least Level 2 Maths and English, but ideally educated to A-Level or Degree Level 
  • Previous experience of working with children/young people, with a real interest in working with this age range
  • Previous experience of working with children/young people with special educational needs
  • A commitment to motivate and inspire young people, supporting them to overcome any barriers
  • Good ICT skills and practice
  • You will be committed to personal learning and development, and have a sincere commitment to sharing our long-term aims and drive

​​​​​​​This is a permanent opportunity offering an actual salary of £14,365 per annum (£19,264 full time equivalent), based on 32.5 hours per week (8.00am - 3.00pm, Monday - Friday), Term Time + 1 week inset.


Information about the school

Under our Academy motto, Aspire, Achieve, Excel, we expect our pupils to work hard be well disciplined, achieve to the best of their ability and take pride in all that they do.

We are ambitious for all of our pupils and believe that our emphasis on the study of challenging subjects through our extended day offer is a key feature of our success. Teachers ensure that they are well prepared and continuously develop themselves to enhance our provision and extend our pupils. We are unrelenting and graciously uncompromising in our approach. We promote this by ensuring;

• The highest standards of achievement • Excellent teaching and learning • A challenging and tailored learning journey for all; • Participation, personal development, and well-being; • Courtesy, respect, and self-discipline;

In September 2011, the Hundred of Hoo converted to Academy status and became a member of the Williamson Trust. Just one year later Ofsted judged the Academy as Good with Outstanding features; recognising the relentless focus and ambition that we have.

We continue to ensure that the Hundred of Hoo is a beacon of excellence for the whole community with significant year on year rises in progress which is nationally recognised as being in the top 20% in the country.

In September 2015 the Academy opened its first Reception class thereby extending its age range to 4-year-old children. This exciting provision again demonstrated the Academy’s sense of ambition to serve the community where pupils’ academic journey represents a cradle to university principle.

By September 2017, a new purpose built one-form entry Primary School incorporating Reception and Year one provision to the west of the Academy site will be ready for occupation.

At The Hundred of Hoo Academy, we will combine good manners and etiquette with 21st Century innovation and creativity to ensure our pupils are more than just educated, they become globally minded citizens who will be empowered to change their own lives and the lives of those around them. This will be achieved by:

Providing an IB influenced learning curriculum that creates; Inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people that act with integrity, and contribute to the local community. They will also help to create a better more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect, recognising that other people with their differences can also be right. Having staff that aspire to the highest standards, who model and encourage a love of learning within a nurturing environment that supports students to achieve their greatest academic potential and excel in all they do. Fostering a partnership with parents and carers so that they share the same high aspirations for their child, feel welcomed and valued by the school community, and are able to provide support in their child’s learning and development.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).