About the role: Dartford Primary Academy have a rare opportunity to appoint a Higher Level Teaching Assistant who will join us on a permanent basis in the next few weeks. It's an incredible opportunity for an experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant with a Level 3 qualification (or aspiring to work towards it) to join our team and provide support for the amazing pupils we have at our school. Our successful applicant will have a proven high standard of both spoken and written English and Mathematics, be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, and will have a friendly and approachable manner. It is also essential that the successful candidate is able to work using their own initiative and can demonstrate effective behaviour management skills. This position will be based predominantly in Upper Key Stage 2 so previous experience in this remit is desirable. You'll be covering classes when the Teacher has PPA time so previous experience in whole class responsibility is also desirable. If this sounds appealing, we'd love to hear from you!
The working basis of this role is 32.5 hours per week during Term Time plus one week of inset. The salary offered is £13,867 which reflects the term time working pattern (the full time equivalent salary is £18657 per annum). We offer annual progression based on positive performance and every opportunity to offer fantastic CPD to suit you!
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Working at the Academy: Dartford Primary Academy is a three form entry primary school in Dartford, catering for children between the ages of three and eleven. We have an outstanding Nursery with spaces for 48 children from the age of three on our St Albans Road site and a special needs provision at our York Road site for children who have EHC plans with ASD or speech and language needs. This provision is a satellite of the Trust's outstanding specialist academy, Milestone, and benefits from their leadership and expertise.
Dartford Primary Academy is from the recent collaboration of St Albans Road Infant and Nursery School and York Road Junior Academy and as such has a newly formed, collaborative and effective leadership team who are supportive of all staff and committed to their on-going career development. Joining together the two schools has enabled us to offer a smooth transition for our children from the age of three to eleven and provided staff with enhanced opportunities to work across Key Stages, share good practice and draw on the experience/expertise found in a large staff.
Being part of 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 school in the local area. As part of the 'cluster' structure all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff better access to career opportunities as the Trust is committed to developing and promoting from within wherever possible.
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.
Benefits of working for us: As a member of staff you will enjoy all of the following benefits:
- courteous, articulate and confident pupils who are eager to learn and succeed;
- join a rapidly improving academy and make a difference to pupil progress and attainment with the support of a dedicated senior leadership team that has high expectations;
- opportunities to work with colleagues across Leigh Academies Trust;
- access support and advice from other specialist provisions within the Trust;
- friendly, supportive and dedicated colleagues.
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.