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Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: 27.5 hours per week
Working pattern: Part-time and Term-time only 
(As the position is part-time and term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Sunday 03 July 2022 

Interview date: Week commencing  Monday 04 July 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Churchwood Primary Academy 
Church in the Wood Lane 
St Leonards 
East Sussex 
TN38 9PB

Phone:     01424 852326
Email:      bursar@churchwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk
Website:  https://www.churchwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk     

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

Teaching Assistant  - Churchwood Primary Academy

Working pattern: School hours, term time only & inset days

Actual starting salary (calculated pro rata): £12,417.91 (pay award pending)

We believe all children deserve the very best early start in life. Do you?

Are you passionate and committed to supporting young children with their learning and personal development? 

If you have answered 'yes' to both the above questions, please continue reading about our new and exciting vacancy. 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, flexible and committed Teaching Assistant, to join us on a fixed term contract covering a period of Maternity Leave. In a mainly classroom based role, you will work with colleagues to support both individual and groups of children in their core learning including: reading, writing, and mathematics. You will also provide support in the playground encouraging the children's development of positive social friendships and play skills.

You will have:

  • Maths and English GCSE grade A- C or equivalent
  • Experience of establishing positive relationships with young children and the ability to empathise with their needs
  • A strong commitment to supporting children's learning
  •  A patient, resourceful, enthusiastic and flexible approach
  • You will have experience of working with/caring for children, have your own children, or have worked with children in a voluntary capacity
  •  A keen interest in outdoor learning and making activities engaging and accessible to all

In return for your skills, knowledge and experience, we offer you:

  • Family friendly policies that are designed to support you with a work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life
  • Excellent facilities and resources for staff and students
  • Automatic annual pay progression
  • Generous public sector pension scheme
  • Flexible working opportunities from day 1
  • A calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • Discounts on retail & travel
  • Cycle 2 Work scheme
  • Charity giving
  •  High quality continuous professional development and support for your career progression including: An annual personal development day, Job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, Open access online training courses and Scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. 

And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools. 

About Churchwood Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2017)

Churchwood Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We are a caring and creative school. With one class in each year group, we are able to guide and support our pupils to achieve their best. Situated in the picturesque setting of Church Wood, our pupils enjoy learning outside the classroom in our forest school, woodland playground and large playing fields. Our speech and language provision is a key strength: we have a Autism Spectrum Disorder unit for Key Stage 2 pupils and a Speech and Language therapist. We also host a nursery for children aged from 2 years. 

We hold the School Games Gold Award and the East Sussex Quality Mark for Inclusion. Visit Churchwood Primary Academy.

About the University of Brighton Academies TrustThe University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values. 

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Find out more
Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.
To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Ros Collett at r.collett@churchwoodprimaryacademy.org.uk

Key dates
Closing date: 3 July 2022
Interview date:  W/C 4 July 2022
Proposed start date: 1st September 2022
Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.     

Additional Information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

  • Job reference
  • ACAD/TP/198429/25108

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • St Leonards on Sea

  • Salary
  • £18,887

  • Closing date
  • 3 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • Churchwood Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 27.5

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education