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Senior Teaching Assistant - Term Time

Chilton Primary School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-2596-116S
  • Posted:03/05/2019
  • Pay:KR6
  • Start Date:Sep 2019
  • App Close Date:23/05/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:4th June


Chilton Primary School is looking for a new Senior Teaching Assistant to join our team. We have a skilled team of support staff, including four Senior TAs who play a vital part in supporting our children’s learning across the school.

The post is class based. Mornings are spent within classes, either delivering interventions or supporting class teachers within English and Maths lessons. Afternoons are spent covering classes from Reception through to Year 6 to release teachers for planning and preparation time. Our Senior Teaching Assistants are also deployed to cover mornings and occasionally whole days when class teachers are absent.

Successful candidates will need to hold an HLTA qualification or equivalent and be comfortable delivering the national curriculum, including English and Maths lessons to whole classes across the school. Additional training for specific interventions and teaching and learning strategies will be provided as appropriate. You must also be able to manage a whole class and demonstrate excellence in behaviour management. Planning for lessons is provided by class teachers but Senior Teaching Assistants are expected to follow our teaching and learning policy and feedback and marking policy.

You must also demonstrate:

  • A passion for education and making a difference for children
  • A commitment to our philosophy of ‘One Childhood, One Chance’
  • The desire for continuous professional development
  • Evidence of collaboration and team work
  • An understanding of assessment for learning and feedback
  • Knowledge and understanding of safeguarding policy and practices

We can offer you:

  • In house training delivered across the Viking Academy Trust, particularly within your first year of employment
  • Skilled and supportive colleagues
  • 420 wonderful, enthusiastic children
  • A well-resourced school
  • An incredible team both at Chilton and Viking!

Please make applications via Kent-Teach, ensuring that you have outlined how your skills and experience meet the Job Description and Person Spec. in the 'Reason for Application' section.

The Viking Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the care and welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment to this post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service records check and references.

The position available will initially be fixed term for one year. The post is for 30 hours per week at KR6. Visits to the school prior to application are welcomed. Please contact Mrs Kate Law, Head of School, by email (headofshool@chiltonprimary.co.uk) to arrange an appointment.

Information about the school

Chilton Primary School is part of Viking Academy Trust which comprises of one junior school and two primary schools; Chilton Primary, Ramsgate Arts Primary School and Upton Junior School.

Chilton is a two form entry school situated on the outskirts of Ramsgate. We provide distinctive and exciting learning environments in which all pupils receive the support and encouragement they need to become successful, confident pupils.

The Viking Academy Trust has a dedicated staff team; determined in their efforts to ensure all pupils receive a first class educational experience. We combine a broad, challenging, high-quality education with excellent pastoral care and extra-curricular opportunity.

Our aim is to educate our pupils in the broadest sense, offering a firm foundation for life, a challenging but safe environment and a strong community spirit.

Our pupils; staff, parents and governors are proud of their school - come and see why!

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.