Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • The Gordon Childrens Academy
  • Rochester

Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Job advert

Employer: The Gordon Children’s Academy

Salary: TSAT Grade D £20,646 - £23,237 FTE (pro-rata to £16,534 - £18,609)

Location:Strood, Medway, Kent

Hours: 35 hours per week, term-time only (39 weeks per year)

Start Date: ASAP

 

Closing Date of Position: 23rd October 2019

 

Working hours - Monday - Friday, 8:30am – 4:00pm (35 hours per week, 39 weeks per year)

An exciting opportunity to join our Ofsted rated ‘Good’ School (February 2017). We are looking for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to join our academy.

Pupils of Gordon’s Children’s Academy are proud of their school and have an exciting environment around them to learn in, we encourage use of a creative curriculum and all children enjoy decorating their classroom whilst they focus on a particular topic across the curriculum.

Our school is set in a large Victorian building, with high ceilings and plenty of space for intervention and breakout sessions. We have three large halls, three playgrounds, we have a fantastic Early Years outdoor play area, a remembrance garden and a small stage built into one of our playgrounds too. Our location provides excellent links to the M2 and A2.

What you will get from The Gordon Children’s Academy:

  • Happy, well behaved children who are keen learners
  • Parents who are supportive of the school
  • High expectations for all members of the school community
  • Supportive staff within the school and amongst the Trust
  • Excellent CPD opportunities especially through the New Horizons Teaching School’s Alliance
  • A school that puts children first and at the centre of all policy, practise and decision making
  • Discounted gym membership at Thinking Fitness


What you will need to succeed:

You will be a qualified HLTA or be willing to complete the relevant qualification, and have recent experience of working within a Primary setting. You will be dedicated to ensure that all of our children achieve their very best, be passionate about teaching and learning and have a positive outlook and interpersonal skills. We want to employ staff with high expectations of themselves and their pupils. 

 

We want to employ staff who work well as part of a team and are keen to seek CPD. The successful candidate will be an aspiring leader of learning and be happy to grasp exciting opportunities and contribute to the values, ethos and the development of our new school.

You will be willing to take the opportunity to play a full part in the further development of our school and join us in our aims to make learning irresistible and to provide a nurturing and safe environment for everyone.

The Gordon’s Children’s Academy is a federated academy based in the Strood area. Our Junior and Infant school work closely together to ensure that all staff and children work together as one. We are lucky enough to have a passionate workforce at our school who all care for and respect the fantastic children of our school. We are dedicated to school improvement and we all aim to provide a happy, safe and fun school environment for the children, and our staff too. We have high expectations of behaviour and we recognise that it is our responsibility to listen to the children verbally or by interpreting their behaviour.

What you need to do now:


If you are interested in working in a large primary academy, benefiting from a large support network and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!

Visits to the school are strongly recommended, please contact Kerry Masters, Office Manager, to book an appointment.

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check

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