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Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: 30 hours 50 mins 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: Friday 08 July 2022

Interview date: Wednesday 13 July 2022

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

King Offa Primary Academy
Down Road
Bexhill on Sea 
East Sussex
TN39 4HS

Phone:    01424 211548
Email:     kingoffaoffice@auroraacademies.org
Website: http://kingoffaprimaryacademy.org/recruitment-2/

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

Teaching Assistant -  King Offa Academy

King Offa are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, committed TA to support Speech and Language work across our school.   King Offa Primary Academy is a school that has transformed in recent years.  Our pupils make exceptional progress and we are in the top twenty percent of schools nationally for our outcomes.  Our pupils come from a diverse range of backgrounds and work together to make King Offa a thriving learning community.

The successful candidate should have: 

  • A drive to improve communication skills for individuals and groups across our school 
  • A commitment to improving standards for all pupils
  • An understanding of Speech and Language needs for children aged between 4 and 11. 
  • Experience of facilitating and using Language Link and Speech Link assessments, developing subsequent action plans and delivering appropriate interventions (training as required)  
  • The ability to support staff to run language support groups. 
  • The ability to organise resources and plan sessions following provided programmes 
  • Experience of working with pupils with SEN
  • The ability to create good working relationships to support pupils effectively and promote positive values, attitudes and behaviour. 
  • Knowledge and understanding to effectively use resources to engage pupils and achieve positive pupil outcomes.  
  • The ability to effectively manage own timetable and workload, with support of line manager 
  • Able to communicate effectively and provide feedback as required 
  • Ability to keep up to date records 
  • Able to use ICT comfortably 

The successful candidate will:

  • Support the learning of small groups and individuals, with a varying range of learning needs and abilities
  • Support in classes as required. 
  • Be an exemplary role-model for behaviour and have an exemplary work ethic
  • Assist colleagues with the preparation of learning and classroom resources
  • Promote the positive behaviour of all pupils, in the classroom and on the playground, and when and where appropriate, use strategies to manage behaviour effectively
  • Be committed in providing a safe learning  environment for all pupils, built on mutual respect
  •  Promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil(s) with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  •  Support the use of ICT in learning activities
  • Promote high standards of English and Maths
  • Carry out and report on systematic observations of pupils to gather evidence of their knowledge, understanding and skills upon which the teacher makes judgements about their stage of development and provide feedback on the pupil(s)’ learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted

The successful candidate will be committed to the successful running of the school, by:

  • Adhering to the school's security, ensuring the safety of all pupils
  • Undertaking break-time and lunch-time duties
  • Recognising and work to Confidentiality, Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, Health and Safety and the school's other policies
  • Being involved in extra-curricular activities, such as trips, visits and clubs and assisting with special school events, which could include celebration afternoons, sports days and open days
  •  Maintaining the appearance and ethos of the school, by completing classroom and corridor displays
  • Completing routine administration activities, where necessary

We can offer you:

  • An excellent environment to work and learn in
  • A committed and supportive staff team
  •  Access to Aurora Academies Trust's bespoke plan for professional development
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with other schools in the Trust

This job description sets out the duties of the post at the time when it was drawn up.  Such duties may vary from time to time without changing the general character of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Such variations are a common occurrence and cannot of themselves justify a reconsideration of the grading of the post.

Visits to the school are welcomed. Further information about the role can be downloaded from our website http://kingoffaprimaryacademy.org/recruitment-2/ 

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/198429/25167

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £18,887

  • Closing date
  • 8 July 2022

  • Organisation
  • King Offa Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Permanent

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 30 hours 50 Mins

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education