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Teaching Assistant

Hours of work: 30 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: One year

Closing date: Monday 22 August 2022

Interview date: Week commencing Monday 29 August 2022

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
West St Leonards Primary Academy
Harley Shute Road
St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN38 8BX

Phone:    01424 422080
Email:     recruitment@wslprimaryacademy.org.uk
Website: www.weststleonardsprimaryacademy.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 (Maternity Cover) - West St Leonards Primary Academy

  • 30 Hours Per Week
  • Term Time Only & Inset Days
  • Grade 3 Point 7
  • Actual Salary £13,676

Do you want to support pupils with their learning and personal development?

We are seeking calm and confident individuals who can support our teachers and motivate and encourage our pupils. You will play a crucial role promoting the learning and personal development of our pupils, including but not exclusively, those with special education needs.

The successful candidate will:

  • provide support to the Teacher in the planning and evaluation of learning activities and support the delivery of learning activities
  • motivate and encourage students by providing levels of individual attention, reassurance and help with learning tasks
  • consistently and effectively implement agreed behaviour management strategies.

You will have: 

  • maths and English GCSE Grade A- C or equivalent
  • knowledge of SEND
  • experience of establishing positive relationships with students and the ability to empathise with their needs
  • the skills to support classroom activities safely 

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
  • A calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • Automatic annual pay progression
  •  Generous public sector pension scheme
  •  Flexible working opportunities from day 1
  •  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 West St Leonards Primary Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2021)
West St Leonards Primary Academy is a school for 4 to 11-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex.

Our Pride of West Leonards (POW) values run through all that we do; encouraging respect and tolerance and supporting our pupils to become responsible members of our community. We are a National Lead School for the Talk For Writing programme and use the Mastery Approach to teach mathematics. We have two classes in each year group and also host a special facility for up to 12 children with moderate learning difficulties and physical disabilities.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The 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. 

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 Charlene Fleri at office@wslprimaryacademy.org.uk or alternatively telephone: 01424 422080.

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Key dates

Closing date: 22nd August 2022
Interview date: Week commencing 29th August 2022
Proposed start date: Thursday 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/198429/26371

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • St Leonards on Sea

  • Salary
  • £19,100

  • Closing date
  • 22 August 2022

  • Organisation
  • West St Leonards Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Part Time

  • Hours
  • 30

  • Job type
  • Support Staff - Education