Teaching Assistant – Part Time

Ark Ayrton Primary Academy

  • £11,955.98 - £12,526.26
  • Fixed Term
  • Part Time
Posted 2 weeks ago

Ark Ayrton Primary Academy

Teaching Assistant


Location: Southsea, Hampshire

Salary: Ark Scale 3: Pay Points 2-5

£11,955.98-£12,526.26 Actual

(£22,433-£23,500 FTE)

Contract: Fixed-Term

Hours: 21.75 hours per week Monday-Wednesday

Closing date: Monday 10th June 4pm


Do you have a passion for working with children in a school environment? Do you want to join a fast-growing organisation with excellent opportunities for development and professional growth? Then we have a great opportunity for you to join a vibrant Ark academy in Portsmouth.


About the role:

As a Teaching Assistant you will support pupils, parents, and teachers, to establish a supportive learning environment in which children make good academic progress. You will be instrumental in our mission to provide every student, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life.


Our ideal candidate:

·         Have experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils

·         Have a helpful, positive, calm and caring nature

·         Have genuine passion and belief in the potential of every pupil

·         Be able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning

·         Be able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school

·         Be committed to Ark Ayrton’s ethos of high expectation


View the full job description and person specification here.


About our school:

Ark Ayrton is a two form entry primary school and nursery, situated in the heart of Portsmouth, close to the sea. We have high expectations of our children and for our children of what they can achieve. Our priorities are to ensure all children are here, safe, happy and learning well at all times.


This means we also have high expectations of ourselves, our parents and carers and the other people who work with us in improving outcomes for our children. We work closely with our partners and challenge each other openly and honestly to be sure we never lose sight of the vision and the job to be done in achieving excellence for all.


We have a strong and dedicated staff team at Ayrton – all ready to provide the best education and environment for the children to thrive in every day. We have a bespoke Curriculum, written by us for our children and we are passionate and relentless in ensuring that there is something for everyone ay Ark Ayrton.


Find out more about us by visiting www.arkayrtonprimary.org. 


We offer:

·         Support and challenge to develop you further

·         Comprehensive CPD

·         Generous pension scheme – a salary average defined benefit pension scheme, meaning you build up a guaranteed amount in your pension, payable for every year of your retirement

·         Access to Ark Rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers

·         Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season tickets or to buy a bicycle

·         Gym discounts – offering up to 40% off your local gym

·         Access to the Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support


How to apply:

Please visit https://arkayrtonprimary.org/jobs/vacancies and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised so early application is advised.


If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions, please call 023 9282 4828 or email Lauren Boxall l.boxall@arkayrtonprimary.org.


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Please note Ark Schools communicate all correspondence to applicants through their website and emails, therefore please ensure you check your email accounts regularly for interview details and other information. Also note that when using a “free” email account such as hotmail or yahoo, please ensure you check your “junk mail” on a regular basis as well as your inbox.


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 which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.


Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link


We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.

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