Teaching Assistant
Goosewell Primary Academy is seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant to join the School as soon as possible.
Post: Teaching Assistant
Location: Goosewell Primary Academy, Plymouth. PL9 9HD
FTE Salary Range: NJC Grade C, Point 5 – 7, £21,575 - £22,369 per annum, pro-rata for part time contract
Actual Annual Salary: £16,792.03 - £17,410.01 per annum
Contract Type: Fixed term until 25th July 2023, part time; term-time (39 weeks per year)
Contract Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
About the role:
We are seeking to appoint an excellent Teaching Assistant or Graduate aspiring to become a class teacher to work within a school setting. We are looking for candidates that are hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic about children’s achievement.
About the successful candidate
We are looking for candidates who have a passion and desire to accelerate the progress and raise the achievement of all our children. Successful candidates will have ideally have experience with or desire to work with SEND children, and knowledge of behaviour management / de-escalation techniques would be beneficial.
About the School
At Goosewell Primary Academy, all children are nurtured and encouraged to fulfil their potential by our committed and talented staff. We want all our pupils to be well-rounded and happy learners who are challenged so that they achieve their potential and are ready for the next stage in their lifelong journey of education. Alongside this, we promote an ethos of children and adults working together respectfully to create a safe and supportive environment that contributes to our community.
Goosewell Primary Academy is a successful, highly regarded three-form entry primary academy with a PAN of 630. The Academy was inspected in December 2019 and received a Good rating: ‘Pupils thrive at Goosewell Primary Academy. They enjoy learning and making friends. Many pupils told inspectors that the school was very friendly and that pupils were kind and well behaved. Pupils learn about the importance of acting respectfully and with empathy for others throughout the curriculum.’
About the Trust
Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 15 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire. We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed workforce. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Those we recruit are able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues, within and beyond their school, to continuously develop their skills and pursue professional excellence.
If you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development and have any questions about the position, please get in touch by calling the Recruitment team on 07759365064 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing date: for applications is Thursday 16th February 2023
Interview Date: Interviews are provisionally booked for Friday 24th February 2023
To apply for this opportunity, please complete our online application form by clicking ‘apply now’ on the advert.
We reserve the right to interview and appoint prior to the closing date. Therefore, an early application is strongly advised.
Opportunities and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, great career progression and development opportunities, access to our Employee Assistance Programme with many other benefits.
We’re proud of how we support our staff in order that you have high levels of job satisfaction, are aware of the difference you are making for the children and families you work with and can see your contribution towards our community. There are regular opportunities for professional development and training, and a wider community of staff to network with within Reach South Multi Academy Trust. You will have the chance to visit other local schools, work alongside a range of outside professionals and take part in a variety of e-learning and face-to-face training.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring section of the application form before submitting.
Please note that Reach South Academy Trust is a licenced Sponsor for CoS applications and therefore can consider applications from candidates eligible to apply for Teaching and Teaching Leadership roles (only). For all other roles applicants are required to provide the required documentation where a candidate does not need a Skilled Worker Visa.