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Teaching Assistant (Early Years) - Fixed Term

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, Swanscombe

  • Ref:KCC886-2076-97S
  • Posted:22/09/2022
  • Pay:Actual salary £15,706 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:10/10/2022 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a Teaching Assistant to join and support our classes within our highly successful academy that opened in 2017. This role is ideal for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children within a primary setting and our successful candidate will be based in Reception. The working basis for the successful candidate will be on a fixed term contract until July 2023 in the first instance, 32.5 hours per week (8.30am - 3.30pm, Monday - Friday) during Term Time + 1 week inset. We offer a wonderful working environment with the friendliest staff and pupils! 

There is also the opportunity to work additional hours, if you are available, in our twice-weekly After School Provision (3.30pm - 6.00pm).  

The role is offered on a maternity cover basis in the first instance, with every intention to support you to secure substantive employment at COPA or the wider organisation thereafter. 

 

What does the role involve? The main aim of this role is to support our teachers to deliver academic excellence, day in, day out, with professionalism and enthusiasm. This will involve providing a comprehensive support service to the Academy including:

  • Assisting students with their educational and social development, on an individual and group basis
  • Providing support for individual students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in activities
  • Assisting teachers with the maintenance of student records
  • Building and maintaining successful relationships with students, whilst treating them with respect and consideration
  • Provide expertise to deliver a personalised curriculum for each pupil’s learning
  • Work together with families and other agencies to ensure every pupil is valued, challenged and supported
  • Have the highest expectation that every pupil will make sustained academic and personal progress

Each and every member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, is expected to participate in the overall running of the school and act as a positive role model for our students. In and out of the classroom you will encourage and promote positive behaviour and effectively manage any situation that threatens to impact the progress of other students.

Teaching Assistant life at Cherry Orchard Primary Academy: Being a Teaching Assistant at Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a great opportunity to work with really experienced staff and amazing pupils. Don’t just take our word for it...click here ​​​​​​​to find out more from some of our existing TAs! 

We are looking for someone who demonstrates the following:

  • Have high expectations of teaching and learning
  • To be a positive role model
  • To contribute to the positive ethos of the school
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of children and adults
  • Be keen to develop as a professional 
  • Previous, recent experience in a similar education setting
  • Being independent and able to work under pressure

 

Information about the school

Working for the academy: Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is a new two-form entry primary academy for students between the ages of 3 to 11 that opened in September 2017. The academy admits a maximum of 60 children into each year between Reception and Year 6 having initially opened with places available in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We continue to expand into Year 5 from September 2020 and will be taking on additional classes over the coming months and years, hence this exciting new teaching role has materialised.

The academy enjoys brand new facilities, a nursery for pre-school age children, and a small centre for children with speech, communication and language needs. At the heart of Ebbsfleet Garden City, Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is the focal point of this brand new community, providing local families with an outstanding educational facility.

At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy we will:

Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential Create a learning environment where children feel safe and happy so are confident and enthused to ‘have a go’ Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their success at every opportunity Provide learning experiences that include challenge for all, producing resilient and highly motivated learners Have a consistent, focused approach to managing behaviour, safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values across all year groups Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to others. Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has been judged as Outstanding by Ofsted at their recent inspection in November 2021, having been evaluated as outstanding in each of the five areas of inspection, Quality of Education, Behaviour and Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership and Management and Early Years Provision. Please click here to view our website and learn more about Cherry Orchard Primary Academy.

COPA Mission Statement At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, we are committed to providing a quality, inclusive education where all children are able to achieve their full potential, building on a firm foundation of secure reading, writing and number skills. We are passionate about creating a learning environment where children feel safe and happy, enabling all to develop into individuals who are confident to take risks and who are able to be actively involved in their learning. We are dedicated to providing learning experiences that challenge all pupils, fostering resilient, motivated learners who go on to become lifelong learners. Through a curriculum that encourages intercultural understanding within the local and global communities, we aim to nurture our pupils in becoming considerate and compassionate towards others, celebrating each other’s differences. We are resolved to promote a culture where collaboration and community is highly valued, and where we all work as part of a wider team who share good practice and offer support to others.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins (Head of Recruitment - LAT)
  • Address:Cherry Orchard, Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet Valley, Swanscombe, Kent, DA10 1AD
  • Telephone: 01322 242011
  • Email: office@cherryorchardprimary.org.uk

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.