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Teaching Assistant - Term Time

The Canterbury Academy Trust

  • Ref:KCC-F83-73-S
  • Posted:30/11/2023
  • Pay:WWF Band 4
  • Start Date:Jan / Feb 2024
  • App Close Date:03/01/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Teaching Assistant Opportunities

The Canterbury Academy Trust is looking to recruit talented individuals as Teaching Assistants at our Primary provision to support our students with their classroom learning.

We have 2 x Fixed Term Contracts for Primary our phase.

Primary Roles – 32.5 hours per week Mon - Fri (8.30am – 3.30pm), Term Time only + 5 Development days.

Salary Range WWF Band 4 FTE £21,389 - £22,493 (Depending on skills and experience).
Actual Pay Range pro-rota to hours and weeks worked £16,303.63 - £17,144.16)

We are seeking enthusiastic, caring, reliable and flexible members of staff to support students both within class promoting independent learning, and in small groups delivering interventions outside the classroom or with children with additional educational needs

Applicants should be able to demonstrate evidence of good literacy and numeracy skills to enable them to communicate effectively with staff and students and provide effective and sensitive support.
Experience of working with children and young people in a school or learning environment is preferred and applicants must be familiar with child development and be able to respond to the needs of individual students.

Candidates most suited to the post will have:

• Positive, friendly and enthusiastic personality

• Patience, care and respect for our young learners

• Knowledge of safeguarding issues and procedures

• Interest, experience or professional development in SEN/ ASD education

• A determination to help provide the very best inclusive education

• The ability to work as part of a dedicated and hardworking team with staff and parents

• Good written and communication skills of at least GCSE standard

• To hold a recognised teaching or teaching assistant qualification would be an advantage

We believe that education and learning should be enjoyable. At the end of their time with us, we want all our young people to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved and prepared for their next steps in life.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience that we are looking for and would like to be part of a supportive organisation that values its employees, then we would love to hear from you.

Please note that this is a rolling advert which means that applications will be assessed upon receipt and suitable candidates may be called for interview prior to the closing date

Information about the federation

Based in the heart of the historic City of Canterbury, The Canterbury Academy Trust came into existence in October 2010 when schools judged by Ofsted to be ‘outstanding’ were allowed to convert to academy status, benefit from greater freedoms and shape their futures.

Since then The Canterbury Academy Trust has grown and it now provides a variety of services ‘to improve the life chances of children and to help in the community’. These include: City View Pre-School and Nurseries Ltd; a newly built and expanded two form of entry The Canterbury Primary School; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for primary ASD pupils; The Canterbury Academy, which has expanded to take an additional form of entry; a Specialist Resourced Based Provision for secondary Speech and Language students; The Cullum Centre, in partnership with The National Autistic Society; The Sixth Form, Enterprise and Employability Centre, which includes one of the largest Sixth Forms in Kent; The Canterbury Youth Commission, The Ashford Youth Commission, and area wide Inclusion and Engagement Service and Professional Learning and Community Centre with café.

The Canterbury Academy Trust consists of ‘schools for all the talents’. Our beliefs which underpin and drive all we do are simple. We believe that every learner matters and that every child is good at something – that all children walk with genius – and that school should be the place where children discover and build upon their own individual talents.

We believe in the comprehensive ideal. We believe that all students should be valued. We believe that academic excellence is important but that there are also other important things. We believe that art, music, drama, sport, practical skills, being a good person, caring for and working with others are all valuable. We believe in team work and that all of our students should have pride in themselves and their contribution to their school.

Our aim is to provide ‘as much as possible, as often as possible, for as many as possible’. We believe that education and learning can be fun. At the end of their time with us we aim for all students to leave as happy, positive, confident individuals, proud of what they have achieved, prepared to be life-long learners and ready to play an active and constructive part in society.

The Canterbury Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. All posts will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty. A satisfactory DBS disclosure must be presented to the Academy before any employment can commence. In line with KCSIE guidance, as part of the shortlisting process, The Trust reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence and any relevant information found, concerning a candidate's suitability to work with children, will be discussed at the interview stage.

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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 Education.