About the role: Hartley Primary Academy is a two form entry school with 14 classes in total. Our school has beautiful, extensive grounds and a range of teaching and learning facilities. We are fortunate to have a friendly and hardworking staff, both teaching and non-teaching and we have a very talented and multi-skilled team of Teaching Assistants who are led and managed by an excellent SENCO.
Our children come from a range of backgrounds and cultures and their needs are diverse. Behaviour for learning is outstanding, resulting in a positive and fulfilling work experience.
We are looking to appoint a Teaching Assistant who'll join us over 27 hours per week during term time. You'll be providing support for children with additional learning needs by working alongside teachers in the classroom, in small groups and 1:1 at times. The post-holder will support Year 1 in class with PPA release time for the Year 1 teacher, and a Year 3 class alongside a colleague and speech and language support across the school. Hartley Primary Academy is a through-primary and therefore flexibility and willingness to work across the full age range, 4 -11, is essential.
The job will include the delivery of individual work programmes, contributing to the planning and preparation, monitoring and evaluating the pupil's participation and progress, using ICT to advance the pupil's learning and confidence and providing feedback to the teacher. Many of our Teaching Assistants enjoy teaching whole classes to release teachers for PPA time and this is an essential requirement of this position. Please click here to view the full Job Description.
We are aiming for our successful candidate to start in post on 29th August 2019.
Our successful candidate will be;
- Enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable
- Capable of working independently and in a team
- Able to motivate and support pupils
- Able to work with individual pupils and small groups of pupils
- Able to demonstrate experience with interventions and learning support
- Candidates should have a minimum of a Level 2 NVQ or equivalent and have experience of working within a primary school
- Possess an unending desire to help all children achieve their best
- Possess a caring nature and a deep regard for children
Working for Hartley Primary Academy: Hartley Primary Academy's history dates back to 1842. Today, it is part of Leigh Academies Trust and provides primary education for boys and girls between the ages of 4 and 11. Our school is set in beautiful grounds in the middle of Hartley, the charming Kent village. We believe in – and celebrate – success at all levels and in all fields. The pursuit of excellence within a culture of enjoyment and positive approaches to learning is our key to success. 'Every Child Matters' in Hartley Primary Academy in every way and enabling children to become partners in learning and have a real voice in their school community is essential. We are working towards becoming accredited as a 'Thinking School', encouraging our children to develop the tools and the skills of independent learning in order to be prepared in the best way for a rapidly changing technical and global world.
Our aim is to create a positive, stimulating and happy learning environment with spacious buildings and grounds, enabling children to succeed and realise their full potential. We promote their academic, spiritual, moral, cultural and physical development to prepare them for future opportunities, responsibilities and experiences.
We are committed to providing all children with the same opportunities, regardless of gender, race, creed or culture. We are wholly committed to creating a learning environment which is safe and secure, stimulating and exciting, in order that our children come to school with a feeling of anticipation and enthusiasm.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust 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.