SEN Teaching Assistant, Kent

Closing date:Expiring soon

Cherry Orchard Primary AcademyKent

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £17,758 full time equivalent, actual salary £13,163 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No

About the role:  We have a fantastic opportunity to appoint a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join and support our SEN provision within our brand new academy that successfully opened in September 2017.  This is an ideal role for those who genuinely have a passion for helping children particularly with learning difficulties as our appointed candidates will work on a 1:1 basis with pupils with SEN; we will provide full support and training from colleagues and teachers for the post-holder. The working basis for the successful candidate will be fixed term in the first instance until December 2019,  working 32.5 hours per week during Term Time and 5 inset days.  We offer a wonderful working environment with the friendliest staff and pupils! 

This is also a fantastic opportunity for candidates who are considering becoming a teacher in the future as this role gives you the experience you need.  All Leigh Academies Trust schools offer teacher training and Cherry Orchard is no exception, training a number of very successful teachers every year! 

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

- A minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Childcare

- Previous, recent experience in an education setting with further experience in an SEN capacity desirable

- 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.

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.  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.  We also want the Trust to be an organisation where people can enjoy teaching and become the type of teacher they aspire to be.  For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages.

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.

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More about Cherry Orchard Primary Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Cherry Orchard, Castle Hill, Ebbsfleet Valley, Kent, DA10 1AD, United Kingdom
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Cherry Orchard Primary Academy is part of Leigh Academies Trust, one of the nation’s most successful, medium-sized, multi-academy trusts. Cherry Orchard Primary Academy will form part of the Trust’s North West Kent cluster and be a truly outstanding ...