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Learning Support Assistant (Maternity Cover) - Maternity

Tree Tops Primary Academy, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2004-97S
  • Posted:09/09/2019
  • Pay:£16,302 fte, actual salary £12,083 per annum
  • Start Date:October 2019
  • App Close Date:23/09/2019 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC


About the role:  Tree Tops Primary Academy has a great opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant to join our school and be part of our teaching support team.  Our successful candidate will be motivated, enthusiastic and creative, working closely with our pupils on a daily basis. The successful applicant for this learning support role will have a proven record of successful work with young children, have high expectations and can enable individuals to achieve their potential and make good progress, making a real impact to our pupils' learning from the off-set.  

Whilst this position is offered on a fixed term maternity cover contract in the first instance until July 2020, every effort will be made thereafter to offer a substantive position within the wider network of LAT academies.  

Tree Tops Primary Academy is an exciting and forward thinking school, striving for the very best educational experience for all children. It serves an area of social deprivation, and is proud to be at the very heart of the local community.

We are particularly looking for someone who:
•    Is a creative, enthusiastic and energetic practitioner.
•    Can communicate with pupils and staff and parents effectively and is a real team player, both verbally and in written form.
•    Has a commitment to supporting whole school improvement and is able to contribute to the academy ethos of shaping lives and transforming communities.


In return, we can offer:
•    An inspiring and supportive staff team committed to providing a good level of education for every pupil.
•    An excellent offer of continuing professional development for all staff.
•    An exciting and creative learning setting where everyone is listened to and there is a very strong teamwork ethic.
•    Many wider career opportunities through the Leigh Academies Trust.


Working for Tree Tops Primary Academy:  Tree Tops Primary Academy has 261 pupils, located on the outskirts of Maidstone.  The academy is set in magnificent grounds, with ample space for both outdoor learning and play.  Our thriving nursery is located on site and offers an excellent start for our children’s education.  We have separate facilities for KS1 and KS2, as well as rooms for small group and specialist teaching.  

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level 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 will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. 

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. 

Information about the school

Tree Tops Primary Academy, located on the outskirts of Maidstone, is set in magnificent grounds with ample space for both outdoor learning and play. Our thriving nursery is located on site and offers an excellent start for our children’s education. We have separate and spacious facilities for Early years, KS1 and KS2, as well as rooms for small group and specialist teaching.

We offer our children a range of additional experiences and support, including regular trips and visitors, sports coaching, after-school clubs, counselling and play therapy. The Academy has been recognised as having ‘good’ leadership and management, and the whole staff team are striving for constant improvement together.

Our Academy is a happy, caring and vibrant community which offers a stimulating learning environment. By developing potential, drive and self-esteem we help everyone to become a unique, responsible, respectful, motivated and successful individual. The academy caters for boys and girls from the age of three to eleven years. It is well equipped, having its own Nursery, library, 2 halls, kitchens and extensive outdoor areas.

We aim to give every child the very best start to their education through lively and engaging teaching using an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum. We want our children to enjoy a wide range of experiences which bring the curriculum to life and make learning active, meaningful and relevant. All our staff work hard to ensure the best possible quality of education for the children in every class.

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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.