Teaching Assistant (Castledown), East Sussex

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Ark Blacklands Primary AcademyEast Sussex

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Start date: September 2017
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Teaching Assistants (with class cover)
Ark Hastings Primary Academies

Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academies are popular schools in the heart of Hastings, and we are pleased to be welcoming Castledown Primary to the Ark group in September 2017.

We are committed to providing our pupils with the very best educational opportunities, by having the very highest expectations of ourselves as a staff team. We are now seeking three dynamic and resilient individuals to join our fantastic team at Castledown Primary as a Teaching Assistant.

We are looking for 1 Teaching Assistant to work 18.75 hours per week and 2 Teaching Assistants to work 30 hours per week each.

We require someone who is ready to make a real impact in transforming pupils’ lives.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant on a part time permanent basis. This role will involve helping to implement work programmes for groups of children, assisting in planning and the management/preparation of resources, which could include some specialist knowledge in particular areas.  The successful applicant will also provide cover for whole classes under a system of supervision for 30% of the employed time throughout the school year.  We can offer you a friendly, supportive school; opportunities for professional development.

The successful candidates will:

  • have experience of working with primary aged children
  • have good literacy and mathematical skills
  • be hard working and adaptable to change
  • ideally have a secure understanding and knowledge of observing children’s learning

If you have a passion for education, we can offer you support and challenge to develop further. By joining the Ark schools network you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, large retail discounts as well as the unique opportunity to apply for international exchanges and other scholarship prospects.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? If you have any questions and would like to arrange a visit please contact Mrs Bowles on 01424 444046, or email s.hawthorne@arkblacklandsprimary.org to arrange a visit to the school.

To apply please go to https://goo.gl/TcJYRj and download an application form.

The closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 14th August 2017

Location: Hastings
Hours: 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary: £15, 669 pro rata, £8.35 per hour
Interviews: Friday 18th August 2017

Ark Hastings Primary Academies are committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

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More about Ark Blacklands Primary Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Osborne Close, Freshwater Avenue, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 2HU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1424 429279
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Ark Blacklands Primary Academy joined the Ark network in 2014, we are a 3 form entry school, increasing to 90 pupils in each year group, ranging from Early Years and Foundation Stage through to Year 6.  

Our vision for our pupils is that every c...