Teaching Assistant – Full-time
Teaching Assistant – Full-time
- Pay:Actual salary £16,914 per annum
- Start Date:As soon as possible
- App Close Date:27/03/2023 at 08:00
Langley Park Primary Academy has a fantastic opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Teaching Assistantto join our highly collaborative and supportive team as soon as possible. Our Teaching Assistants are pivotal to our success in the classroom and provide a great deal of support for our teachers, therefore our successful candidate will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike.
We are offering two Teaching Assistant roles, please see below;
Class Teaching Assistant: General Teaching Assistant that supports the class teacher in their daily duties. They will support groups and individual children to access the curriculum and achieve their full potential. Their remit will also extend to maintaining a calm and orderly learning environment to create the optimum conditions for children to thrive. This will extend to beyond the classroom to around the school building and during break and lunch times.
1:1 Teaching Assistant:Key responsibilities will be to work on a 1:1 basis with specific pupil(s) on a daily basis and to provide wider support to the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of children to attain the targets set within the National Curriculum or Individual Education Plans. Please note that previous experience working in primary, Makaton and specifically with pupils with ASD and Down's syndrome is highly desirable.
We are looking for someone who;
- is dedicated to the job and prioritises the needs of the children in their care;
- has experience of working with primary aged children and preferably experience of working with children who have special educational needs;
- is resilient and solution-focused.
The successful candidate/s will need to have relevant experience and/or qualifications in working with primary-aged children. We are also looking for proven high standards 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. Our newly appointed Teaching Assistants will be able to work using their own initiative and can demonstrate effective behaviour management skills. In return, they will join a supportive environment with plenty of development opportunities within the academy and across the wider Trust.
This role offers an actual salary of £16,914 per annum based on 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday 08:30-16:00), Term Time + 1 week of inset. The role will be centred around supporting children’s learning and development in all aspects of school life, not only in class but during social times too. This will mean that implementing lunchtime and break time routines and activities will be an expected part of the role.
Information about the school
Working for Langley Park Primary Academy: Langley Park Primary Academy is a unique academy with pupils from Nursery to Year 6 with an onsite Specialist Resource Provision for children with a primary need of ASD. This exciting provision demonstrates the academy’s sense of ambition to serve the community where pupils’ educational journey is so important. Being part of a provision that caters for such a wide range of age groups and needs means that there are copious opportunities for both children and staff to extend their experiences to grow and develop in many different ways. To enrich our curriculum, we take advantage of the resources and subject specific expertise we have in abundance in our academy. This means our pupils benefit from subjects like PE and Forest School being taught by specialists. There are also plenty of opportunities for colleagues to collaborate across all age ranges and roles to ensure that we are developing our pupils into well-rounded life long learners who are well equipped to contribute to society throughout their lives. In addition to this, the pupils and staff have access to resources that are unique to our provision. These include; a DT lab (including cookers and other various equipment), a sensory room, a forest school, sports facilities and a well stocked library.
We are delighted to announce that following our most recent Ofsted inspection in July 2019 the hard work and dedication of the academy was recognised and was judged as 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features in for our early years provision, personal development, behaviour and welfare and effectiveness of leadership and management.
"Opened in September 2016, Langley Park has grown in so many ways and is the hub of this new community. We believe in, and celebrate, achievement and success in all areas of the curriculum. We want our children to learn within a culture of curiosity, enjoyment and positive approaches to new experiences and skills to enable them to become successful learners. Through enrichment opportunities, we aim to explore the creative arts and PE as often as possible in the academy day; building on existing strengths as well as helping children develop new skills.
With our strapline in mind; “excellence through learning, learning through excellence”, we ensure that the children are at the very heart of all that we do and we will not settle for anything short of excellence. Regardless of a child’s need, context or beginnings, we are absolutely committed for each child to be the best version of themselves and this is done through establishing supportive partnerships with all stakeholders; staff, parents and governors where we are all on the same team; the child’s team." – Principal Sally Brading