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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Langley Park Primary Academy , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2073-113S
  • Posted:18/09/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £18,480 per annum (£22,714 fte)
  • Start Date:November 2023
  • App Close Date:30/10/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC

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Langley Park Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistant to join our highly collaborative and supportive team from November 2023. Our Teaching Assistants are pivotal to our success in the classroom and provide a great deal of support for our teachers, therefore our successful candidate will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike.

We are 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 preferably experience of working with children who have special educational needs;
  • is resilient and solution-focused.

The successful candidate/s 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 Assistants will be able to work using their own initiative and can 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 role offers an actual salary £18,480 per annum (£22,714 full time equivalent) based on 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 08:30-16:00), Term Time + 1 week of inset. The role will be centred around supporting children’s learning and development in all aspects of school life, not only in class but during social times too. This will mean that implementing lunchtime and break time routines and activities will be an expected part of the role.

There are many perks to being a teaching assistant at Langley Park Primary Academy. Here are just a few of what to expect:

  • Being part of a highly effective and supportive team
  • Working with an understanding and approachable senior leadership team
  • Free wraparound care during your contracted hours should your child already attend the academy
  • A Wellbeing Half Day
  • An investment in your professional development where you will have regular sessions with key leaders in the school
  • Opportunities for progression and increased responsibilities following successful demonstration of practice

We strongly recommend that you come to visit our setting so that you can see in action what an inspiring and purposeful environment it is, for both pupils and adults.

 

Information about the school

Working for Langley Park Primary Academy: ​​​​​​Langley Park Primary Academy is a unique academy with pupils from Nursery to Year 6 with an onsite Specialist Resource Provision for children with a primary need of ASD. This exciting provision demonstrates the academy’s sense of ambition to serve the community where pupils’ educational journey is so important. Being part of a provision that caters for such a wide range of age groups and needs means that there are copious opportunities for both children and staff to extend their experiences to grow and develop in many different ways. To enrich our curriculum, we take advantage of the resources and subject specific expertise we have in abundance in our academy. This means our pupils benefit from subjects like PE and Forest School being taught by specialists. There are also plenty of opportunities for colleagues to collaborate across all age ranges and roles to ensure that we are developing our pupils into well-rounded life long learners who are well equipped to contribute to society throughout their lives. In addition to this, the pupils and staff have access to resources that are unique to our provision. These include; a DT lab (including cookers and other various equipment), a sensory room, a forest school, sports facilities and a well stocked library.

We are delighted to announce that following our most recent Ofsted inspection in July 2019 the hard work and dedication of the academy was recognised and was judged as 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features in for our early years provision, personal development, behaviour and welfare and effectiveness of leadership and management.

Our Values: - Exploration - Resilience - Individuality - Self-Belief - Independence

"Opened in September 2016, Langley Park has grown in so many ways and is the hub of this new community. We believe in, and celebrate, achievement and success in all areas of the curriculum. We want our children to learn within a culture of curiosity, enjoyment and positive approaches to new experiences and skills to enable them to become successful learners. Through enrichment opportunities, we aim to explore the creative arts and PE as often as possible in the academy day; building on existing strengths as well as helping children develop new skills.

With our strapline in mind; “excellence through learning, learning through excellence”, we ensure that the children are at the very heart of all that we do and we will not settle for anything short of excellence. Regardless of a child’s need, context or beginnings, we are absolutely committed for each child to be the best version of themselves and this is done through establishing supportive partnerships with all stakeholders; staff, parents and governors where we are all on the same team; the child’s team." - Principal Sally Brading

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Edmett Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3FA
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.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.