Hogsthorpe Primary Academy is now recruiting for a Teaching Assistant. This role could be the ideal next step in your career.
If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.
Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.
We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
About the role
To support students, including those within SEN, with their learning and personal care needs; to work with other staff to further students’ independence and to enable them to access specific areas of the curriculum. The post holder will also organise and undertake other related duties to support learning, personal and social development.
30 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Term time plus 5 training days. Permanent position.
About our Academy
Everyone at Hogsthorpe Primary Academy is committed to doing their best for each and every child. To do this we try to ensure our school is colourful, exciting and welcoming to all who enter it – a place where children and adults feel secure and confident to experiment and take risks, whilst always striving for excellence. We know that each of our children comes to school with different experiences, knowledge and skills and that each has different learning needs and preferred ways of learning. We therefore aim to match our provision to the needs of each child.
We try to develop the whole child through developing their academic knowledge, skills and understanding but also their spiritual, moral, social and cultural attitudes.
We seek not only to provide an environment which promotes achievement in learning but also one of warmth, security and care, valuing each member of the school community and working to encourage the realisation of each individual’s potential. We celebrate all achievement whether big or small and challenge our children (and ourselves) to improve even more. We encourage a ‘can do’ culture, a thirst for life-long learning and a pride in each others’ skills and attributes.
Salary & Benefits
NJC13, pro-rata based on working hours per week and weeks worked
Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
Who we are looking for
We are looking for a candidate with the following essential skills and competencies
5 GCSE at C grade or above including Maths and English
Be educated to A level in one or more subjects
Level 2 Certificate in Supporting T & L in Schools or equivalent
Ability to form and maintain appropriate relationships and personal boundaries with children and young people.
Motivation to work with children and young people.
Good numeracy/literacy skills.
Experience of working with children or young people
Experience of working in an educational environment
Ability to engage with a wide range of students from different backgrounds
Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the Academy
Be able to work under pressure and prioritise your own workload
Be able to inspire, motivate and enthuse students throughout the academy
Ability to safely manage classroom activities and learning resources
Be willing to be involved in the wider life of the academy community
Be professional in appearance, punctuality and attendance
About The David Ross Education Trust
The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.
We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.
While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.
Hogsthorpe Primary Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.