About the role: Dartford Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team and provide support for pupils within our school. The successful candidate will need to have relevant experience and/or qualifications in working with primary-aged children. 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. In return, our successful candidate will join a supportive environment with plenty of development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust. Please click here to view the Job Description.
This is a permanent position starting at the end of February 2020. The working basis is Monday to Friday, 8.30am - 4.00pm with 30 minutes for lunch each day. Please be aware that interviews will be conducted on the 4th February.
Working at the Academy: 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 at our York Road site for children who have EHC plans with ASD or speech and language needs. This provision is a satellite of the Trust's outstanding specialist academy, Milestone, and benefits from their leadership and expertise.
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 a part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff. We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. As part of Leigh Academies Trust, you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy 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 are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. We strive to offer a range of benefits that all employees can take advantage of which we regularly review and add to - click here to view what you’d receive as a member of staff with Leigh Academies Trust.
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.