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Teaching Assistant - Full-time

Snowfields Academy , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-7006-148S
  • Posted:05/06/2024
  • Pay:Actual £16,701 per annum (£22,714 full time)
  • Start Date:September 2024
  • App Close Date:14/06/2024 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Please be aware that this role is based at the Cranbrook campus

We are seeking to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join and support our team at Snowfields Academy. This role is ideal for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children, particularly with learning difficulties, and also a fantastic opportunity for those considering a career in teaching to gain valuable first-hand experience.

Candidates who are appointed will receive full support and training from colleagues and teachers. Join a new SEN school and become a part of our exciting journey, starting from September 2024.

This is a permanent position based on 31.63 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 9.15am - 4pm with 4.45pm finish every other Wednesday), Term Time + 1 week of inset. This position offers an actual salary of £16,701 per annum (£22,714 full time equivalent)

 

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:

  • Ensure the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe working environment making sure that equipment/resources/materials are set out on time and as per instructions received, and used safely to enable pupils meet their learning targets
  • Assist teachers with learning activities ensuring health and safety and good behaviour of pupils (including off-site activities such as trips, swimming, work experience etc.)
  • Support the pupils in accessing learning activities as directed by the teacher to enable pupils’ progression towards their targets. Be aware of and support differences to ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • 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
  • Ensure that every pupil is ready for the next steps in their learning and is supported to participate in, and contribute to, life in modern Britain

 

Information about the school

Working with us at Snowfields Academy: ​​​​​​​Snowfields Academy opened in September 2020 as a new secondary provision for students with ASD. When full we will offer 140 places across year groups 7-13 for young people who are working at or close to age-related expectations. Class sizes are small with 12/13 in each class, supported by 2-3 teaching assistants according to need. We offer a range of GCSEs and other qualifications for young people on a blend of academic and vocational pathways.

The academy benefits from being a brand new school with a design tailored to the students it provides for, carefully considered to make the most of both its inside and outside environments in order to enhance the learning of its students. The environment supports specialisms in horticulture and catering with a purpose-designed teaching kitchen, servery and cafe, and internal and external horticulture facilities supporting our students into employment. We will work closely with local businesses to offer an outstanding range of work experience opportunities and supported internships.​​​​​​​

At Snowfields Academy we:

  • Inspire and engage our children so they develop a lifelong love of learning, working towards the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme at Key Stage 3
  • Deliver a quality, inclusive education so all children are able to achieve to their full potential
  • Create a learning environment where barriers to learning are overcome and students feel safe and happy and are ready to learn
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and celebrate their individuality and success at every opportunity
  • Always work within a multi-disciplinary framework alongside families and other professionals
  • Use personalised approaches to manage behaviour and reduce anxieties
  • Ensure safeguarding, pastoral support and embedding British Values are at the heart of all we do
  • Create a culture where staff work collaboratively as part of the wider team, sharing ideas and good practice and offering support to each other.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

"Snowfields Academy offers the very best personalised approaches within an inspiring learning environment. Our students are taught and supported by exceptional staff who offer care, challenge and support. Every student has a personalised transition from their starting point into our Academy and we work closely with other providers to streamline this process and smooth out any challenges along the way. Snowfields Academy brings our values to life: Be Kind, Work Hard, Communicate, Stay Safe and Be Happy. These values permeate our building, our curriculum, our aims and our ethos and we work hard every day to ensure we bring our motto, Where Nurture Meets Aspiration, to life, and help our students to thrive." - Principal Dee Pickerill

Please find the Trusts Vision: https://vision2030.org.uk/

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Holly Neve (Head of Recruitment - LAT)
  • Address:Popesfield Way, Maidstone , Kent , ME14 5GA
  • Telephone: 01634 412 240
  • Email: info@snowfieldsacademy.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 Education.