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Teaching Assistant 3

Hours of work: 30.25 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)
Fixed term for: 1 year

Closing date: Thursday 01 September 2022

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

Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Priory Road
East Sussex
TN34 3SH

Phone:   01424 444046
Email:     office@arkcastledown.org
Website: https://arkcastledown.org/vacancies

Please note, we do not accept CVs.


Teaching Assistant / TA3 -  Ark Castledown Primary Academy

Here at Ark Castledown we are committed to providing our pupils with the very best educational opportunities, by having the very highest expectations of ourselves as a staff team.  We are now seeking a resilient and robust individual to join our fantastic Educational Support Team as a Teaching Assistant / TA3. 

This role will involve helping to implement work programmes for groups of children, assisting in planning and the management/preparation of resources, which could include some specialist knowledge in particular areas.  The successful applicant will also provide cover for whole classes under a system of supervision for 30% of the employed time throughout the school year, and lunchtime cover.  We can offer you a friendly, supportive school and opportunities for professional development.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience of working with primary aged children
  • have good literacy and mathematical skills
  • be hard working and adaptable to change
  •  ideally have a secure understanding and knowledge of observing children’s learning.

If you have a passion for education, we can offer you support and development opportunities. By joining the Ark schools’ network, you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? If you have any questions or would like to arrange a visit please email: pfitzgerald@arkcastledown.org (available until 12th August 2022). 

To apply please go to http://arkcastledown.org/vacancies to apply through the job portal. 

The closing date for applications is 09.00 on Thursday, 1st September, 2022. Interviews will be held the following week.

Location:    Hastings
Start date:   September/October 2022
Contract:     Permanent
Hours:         30.25 hours per week, Monday to Friday 
Salary:         £18,887 pro rata; actual salary: £13,478 (TTO and 30.25 hours per week)
Pension:      Local Government Pension Scheme  
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies.  In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process. More information can be provided on request. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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/198429/26200

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hastings, East Sussex

  • Salary
  • £18,887 to £20,443

  • Closing date
  • 1 September 2022

  • Organisation
  • Ark Castledown Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 30.25

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education