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Teaching Assistants - Part-time

Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, Swanscombe

  • Ref:KCC886-2076-43S
  • Posted:08/07/2019
  • Pay:£15,840 (fte), actual salary £11,741 per annum
  • Start Date:30th August 2019
  • App Close Date:22/07/2019 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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About the role:  Cherry Orchard Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint a number of committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistants to join and support our classes within our brand new academy that successfully opened in September 2017.  These are brand new roles as we continue to expand as a school, and are ideal for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children within a primary setting. The working basis for the successful candidate will be on a fixed term contract in the first instance for one academic year, 32.5 hours per week during Term Time and 1 week inset (with an actual annual salary of £11,741 based on hours).  We offer a wonderful working environment with the friendliest staff and pupils! 

This role is a fantastic opportunity for Graduates who are considering a teaching career in the future as it provides you with the first-hand experience within a classroom setting.  Leigh Academies Trust supports a great number of Teaching Assistants to become Teachers every year, and we can offer support and guidance along the way.  

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​​

We are looking for someone 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 

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

Being part of the Leigh Academies Trust:  Being part of a successful multi-academy trust allows the academy to share best practice and collaborate with colleagues from a number of other schools in the local area.

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

Information about the school

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 to 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 on the progress of other students.

We are looking for someone 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 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.

Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school.

As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.

We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

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
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.