Teaching Assistant (Early Years), Kent

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Dartford Primary AcademyKent

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Start date: Early September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £11,741 per annum (actual salary) to reflect term time working pattern
Contract term: Fixed Term

About the role:  Dartford Primary Academy is looking to recruit a Teaching Assistant who will predominantly support pupils in Nursery and Reception (EYFS).  The successful candidate will need to have relevant experience and/or qualifications in working with children, preferably in an Early Years environment.  We are also looking for the successful applicant to have a proven high standard of both spoken and written English and Mathematics.  Being able to communicate effectively with children and adults is essential, together with 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 role is ideal for Graduates who are looking to embark on Teacher Training commencing September 2020.  This role will provide you with first hand exposure to working in a school setting.  If this is of interest to you, please include this in your supporting statement so that a member of the Talent Team can discuss it with you in more detail.

This role is offered on a one-year fixed term basis but there is every intention to extend the contract or support our successful candidate in gaining a teacher training place for September 2020. 

Working with us:  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 our York Road site for children who have statements or EHC plans with ASD or speech and language needs.

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 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. 

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.  

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.



More about Dartford Primary Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Infant & Nursery Site, St Albans Road, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1TE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1322 223751
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