About the role: Strood Academy are seeking to appoint an experienced Teaching Assistant who will assist in the support and inclusion of SEN and EAL pupils within the School. Working within a class, our successful candidates will join a well-established team of Teaching Assistants who provide appropriate one-to-one support for an individual pupil, or a small group of pupils within class of any ability and in any curriculum area. Whilst we would require our successful candidate to work across the curriculum but a flair or particular interest in languages would be beneficial. This role will predominantly be working with our Year 11 students and may require off-site training.
The working basis of this role is 29 hours and 10 minutes per week during Term Time and an additional week of inset (8.45am - 3.05pm Monday to Friday). The actual salary per annum, dependent on experience, is between £10,656 - £13,310. Please consult the Job Description by clicking here for a detailed overview of the duties and responsibilities of this role.
If you are considering a career in teaching, a Teaching Assistant position could be the ideal way to gain classroom experience and decide if education is right for you. We could then consider you for teacher training opportunities commencing September 2018/2019 after you have a year of first-hand experience.
What are we looking for in you?
- Educated to at least Level 2 Maths & English.
- Previous experience of working/volunteering with children/young people.
- A commitment to motivate and inspire young people.
- Good ICT skills and practice.
- You will be committed to personal learning and development, and have a sincere commitment to sharing our long-term aims and drive for continuous improvement.
Working for Strood Academy: Since opening in 2009, our academy has transformed the educational opportunities and outcomes for girls and boys in Strood. The improvement in academic performance has been driven by a talented and committed workforce, the hard work of our students, and support from parents and our community. Our new buildings in Carnation Road were designed in partnership with Nicholas Hare and built by BAM as our main contractor at a cost of £26m. They opened in September 2012 and have outstanding learning environments and outside play areas as well as fantastic sports facilities. The buildings reflect our education vision of creating a mature and purposeful educational environment where children of all abilities can learn and thrive.
Our core values are creativity, collaboration, distinctiveness, respect and sustainability which are embedded and evident in all of our activities. We have a growing roll call of 1400 children, including 200 in Sixth Form. Working in our Academy takes a lot of dedication and hard work, but for the right individuals it can be an incredibly rewarding experience and contribute significantly to personal and professional development. Leigh Academies Trust invite those with the relevant expertise and ambition to join them in supporting a learning institution capable of preparing students for the challenges of the twenty-first century.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Strood Academy will be fully integrated into Leigh Academies Trust from January 2017 and as part of this planned move, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
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 access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. 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.