Teaching Assistant

Summary

Description
Teaching Assistant
Job Reference
0000000881
Location
Newbridge Junior School
Closing Date
15/01/2023

Details

Employment Type
Support
Hours
30
Weeks Per Year
39
Location
Newbridge Junior School
Minimum Salary
£14,423
Maximum Salary
£17,034
Contract Type
Permanent

Advert Details

Teaching Assistant

Salary: TSAT Pay Group 2 £14,423 - £17,034 for hours and weeks stated (£20,252 - £23,918 FTE) 

Hours: 30 hours per week, term time + 5 INSET days

Start date: ASAP

Contract: Permanent

Closing Date: 15/01/2023

Interview Date: TBC

 













We require a Teaching Assistant to join us to work across our Penbridge Schools. 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 successful applicant will be helping students in our Inclusion Centre as well as the wider school.

You will need to hold a relevant L2 or higher childcare qualification, have good communication skills and excellent literacy and numeracy skills (GCSE or equivalent, Grade C or above). 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our school and join our Trust!

Our School

Formally known as Penhale Infant School and Newbridge Junior School, we officially joined together in September 2022 to form Penbridge Primary School. The juniors site comprises of a 4-form entry school with 440 children on the roll.

“Pupils are happy and enjoy attending this welcoming school” – Ofsted 2022

Find out more about our story at: Ethos & Values, Penbridge School

At Penbridge Schools, we are a proud member of the Thinking Schools Academy Trust. This enables us to create a unique offer for children: an "all-through" educational journey in which they remain with the same family of schools throughout their education. 

Penbridge School is one of five primary schools and one secondary school in Portsmouth to benefit from Thinking Schools' award-winning resources, curriculum, and collaboration opportunities. 

What you will need to succeed:

For a full list of responsibilities please see the attached JD

  • Provide teaching and learning to our students with the support of the Classroom Teacher
  • Ability to motivate and to support learning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills 
  • Committed to supporting pupils
  • Effective communicator both orally and in writing
  • Effective ICT skills 
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Understanding of the educational system and current developments


The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust


What our Trust will offer you:

  • The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos. 
  • Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our trust
  • Staff recognition programme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Refer a friend programme
  • A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas


What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our small and friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

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

Visits to our school are very welcome and strongly encouraged. Please contact Sarah Arthur on Sarah.Arthur@penbridge.tsat.uk to arrange a suitable time.

If you experience any issues in applying for this role via our careers site, please click here to submit an application via Microsoft forms.

If this position is not quite right for you, but you would be interested in other positions within our Trust please click here to join our talent pool.

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. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email recruitment@tsatrust.org.uk

Documents

The following documents are available relating to this vacancy:

PEN JOB DESCRIPTION - Education Support -Classroom TA.pdf

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