Higher Level Teaching Assistant, Rochester, Kent

Closing date:

All Faiths Children’s AcademyRochester, Kent

Date posted:
Start date: as soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £19,846 - £22,337 (FTE)
Contract term: Permanent

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year 

Interviews: w/c 18 December 

We passionately care about the education and welfare of our children and families and aim to enhance the life chances of everyone at our school. 

All Faiths Children’s Academy is a small and friendly one form entry primary school with a specialist provision for deaf children and sought after nursery and nurture group. 

We are based in a modern building close to the centre of historic Rochester, with easy access to the A2 and M25 and good public transport links. We have a large outdoor area and plenty of space which we utilise for intervention teaching. 

We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced HLTA to join us. You will be ambitious for our pupils, energetic, well organised, highly motivated and willing to take the opportunity to play a full part in the continuing development of our school. 

As part of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust we are committed to an ethos of excellence and a whole school approach to the teaching and learning of thinking skills. 

What you will get from All Faiths Children’s Academy:    

  • A small and vibrant team who offer a supportive induction program  
  • On-going support through team meetings and professional development days  
  • High expectations for all members of the school community  
  • Supportive staff within the school and amongst the Trust  
  • Free car parking  
  • Discounted gym membership at Thinking Fitness
  • A free healthcare package including physiotherapy, private and confidential well-being support, counselling, a 24 hour GP helpline, and much more
  • Childcare vouchers enabling eligible staff to pay for childcare in a tax efficient way

What you will need to succeed:  

  • Have been awarded Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.  
  • Previous experience of working with children in a learning environment.  
  • High level of numeracy and literacy (GCSE's at Grade C or equivalent in Maths and English) and good IT skills.  
  • Training in relevant learning strategies.  
  • Good understanding of child development and learning processes
  • A proven track record of supporting and promoting pupil independence
  • A good knowledge of the needs of pupils in the primary setting
  • Some knowledge of SEN
  • Enthusiasm, commitment and resilience
  • High expectations of all our children regardless of need
  • Flexibility and a commitment to team-working
  • Excellent organisation and interpersonal skills to work effectively with staff and students. 

What you need to do now: 

If you are interested in working in a well-established primary, benefiting from a large support network and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today! 

For more information or to arrange a visit please contact Karen Holdsworth, our Office Manager on 01634 717115.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

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More about All Faiths Children’s Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Gun Lane, Strood, Rochester, Kent, ME2 4UF, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1634 717115
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