Teaching Assistant
Dartford Primary Academy

Job reference: 001360

Location: Dartford Primary Academy

Closing date: 17/04/2018

Salary: Based on experience

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: Teaching

Hours per week: 32.5 hours per week

Start Date: Not specified

About the role:  Dartford Primary Academy have a great fixed term opportunity for an enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team and provide support for pupils within our school.  This will be on a fixed term basis and our successful candidate will join us as soon as possible after the Easter half term break through to 24th July 2018 - a rare opportunity for those of you who may be seeking a short term contract.  The successful candidate will need to have relevant experience and/or qualifications in working with 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.

Please note that the salary offered will reflect your experience and qualifications, whether you have recently started your career as a Teaching Assistant (approx. £7.98/hour) through to those of you who are at HLTA level (approx. £9.51/hour).  Please click here to view the Job Description.

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 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 school 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.

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.

Benefits of working for us:  As a member of staff you will enjoy all of the following benefits:

  •     courteous, articulate and confident pupils who are eager to learn and succeed;
  •     join a rapidly improving academy and make a difference to pupil progress and attainment with the support of a dedicated senior leadership team that has high expectations;
  •     opportunities to work with colleagues across Leigh Academies Trust;
  •     access support and advice from other specialist provisions within the Trust;
  •     friendly, supportive and dedicated colleagues.

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. 


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