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Graduate Teaching Assistant

Salary: £18,697 per annum
Contract type: Fixed Term
Working pattern: Full time

Closing date: 9am on Monday 10 October 2022
Interview date: TBC

How to apply: https://arkblacklandsprimary.org/vacancies

Who to contact if you have a query: ​Contact Mary Quinn on 01424 429279 or m.quinn@arkblacklandsprimary.org


Graduate Teaching Assistant

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy

Are you a recent graduate who is considering taking on primary teacher training in the future? Would you be keen to get paid, in-class experience where you can learn from excellent teachers in a fast-paced primary school setting?

We are seeking to appoint a Graduate Teaching Assistant to support teachers and pupils for 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday Fixed Term for the duration of the academic year.

As a Graduate Teaching Assistant, you can expect to receive the following:

  • A fantastic school-based experience in an Outstanding Primary School.
  • An excellent opportunity to gain experience from first class teachers daily.
  • Access to professional development via both the school and the Ark Network.
  • The opportunity to apply for the Ark Teacher Training programme from September 2023.

Ark Blacklands is a popular and over-subscribed school in the heart of Hastings. As part of the Ark schools’ network, we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life. We know that great schools need great staff, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career.

This is an exceptional opportunity for graduates who are considering teaching as a future career! Read more about ATT at https://www.arkteachertraining.org/

The successful candidate will:

  • Have the ambition to train to be a Primary School Teacher in 2023 - 2024
  • Have a passion for education and a desire to work in a class-based role supporting pupils of all abilities and backgrounds to make sustained progress.
  • Have a degree with good A-Level and GCSE grades
  • Have a confident personality and the ability to engage pupils from all backgrounds.
  • Be empathetic and ensure the schools values underpin all that they do.
  • Work closely with students, parents, and staff to unlock full potential.

If you have a passion for education, we can offer you support and challenge to develop further. By joining the Ark schools network, you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, reduced gym membership and large retail discounts.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? Please come and see us to find out more! Contact Mary Quinn on 01424 429279 or m.quinn@arkblacklandsprimary.org to arrange an informal chat or a visit.

To apply, log into our Job Portal which can be found on our website here: https://arkblacklandsprimary.org/vacancies

Start date: October 2022

Contract: Fixed Term

Hours: 40 hours, Monday to Friday

Salary: Ark Support Scale 5 £19,649 (Actual Salary £18,697)

Closing date: 9am on Monday 10 October 2022

Interviews will take place as suitable applications are received therefore we recommend you do not delay in submitting your application if you are interested in this post.

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

Additional Information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.


  • Job reference
  • orbis/TP/191234/27513

  • Number of positions
  • 1

  • Location
  • Hastings

  • Salary
  • £18,697 per annum

  • Closing date
  • 10/10/2022

  • Organisation
  • Ark Blacklands Primary Academy

  • Contract type
  • Term Time - Fixed Term

  • Work pattern
  • Full Time

  • Hours
  • 40

  • Job type
  • Education and Learning