Teaching Assistant – Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy

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Posted on: Wednesday 23 November 2022 | Diocese of Norwich Education and Academies Trust

Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy, Field Lane, Kessingland, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 7QA

Salary : Scale C, point 3-4

Hours : 26.25 hours, term time only.

Term  : Permanent

Kessingland Church of England Primary Academy is looking for a committed and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our excellent team ideally from January 2023.

As a school, we believe that every member of our school community has a vital part to play and is valued for who they are.  If you would like to work in a school that values your opinion and believe that you can help us to become an outstanding school, we would be delighted to hear from you.

You will:

  • ideally have 2 x A levels or a Level 3 qualification
  • have 5 x GCSEs graded 9-4 or equivalent. Maths and English essential
  • be an effective team member
  • be able to use initiative and respond to pupils’ needs
  • have the ability to establish positive relationships with all pupils.

Our Academy can offer:

  • enthusiastic and friendly children who want to learn
  • committed and motivated staff
  • an incredibly supportive community and school who look out for well-being and value all contributions
  • a supportive Academy Trust which provides excellent training opportunities.

A distinctive element of DNEAT is that whilst they have the potential for significant growth and scale, we are also local and small enough to have meaningful working relationships between our academies. We are committed to a collaborative approach with headteachers, governors, staff and the central team at DNEAT working together. We are keen to appoint staff who want to work in partnership and to share expertise across groups of schools; in this way, we intend to offer exciting and innovative opportunities for professional development.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged.  To arrange a tour, please contact the school on 01502 740223.  Alternatively, for more information about the school,  please visit our website: www.kessingland.dneat.org

Culture and ethos:

  • Proactively promote and demonstrate the Diocese’s vision and values in all aspects of work
  • Challenge, motivate and empower others to set high aspirations and attain ambitious outcomes
  • Treat everyone as a valued individual who is loved by God
  • Promote and demonstrate a culture of continuous improvement which includes keeping abreast of educational developments and best management practice
  • Work collaboratively developing the concept of family across the Trusts and their academies
  • Ensure regular open and honest communication in all professional duties
  • Recognise the importance of serving the wider community and promoting inclusivity.
  • Undertake such other reasonable duties as may be required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibilities of the grade.

The duties and responsibilities highlighted in this job specification are indicative and may vary over time.  Postholders are expected to undertake other duties and responsibilities relevant to the nature, level and scope of the post and the grade has been established on this basis.

Safeguarding

The safety and well-being of children is central to our ethos, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to provide references and undertake the Independent Safeguarding Authority checks including an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and comply with the Safeguarding Policy and child protection practices of the Trust.

Equalities

DONESC has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in its academies and in the employment of people. The post holder will ensure that the DONESC meets its statutory obligations in relation to all aspects of equalities legislation. This post involves regular travel around the Diocese and maybe some evening and weekend work. This job description is not an exhaustive document. It reflects the duties and responsibilities applicable at the time of issue. Details and emphasis are subject to amendment and revision in the light of the changing needs of DONESC.

Closing date: Monday 12 December 2022

How to apply

Please return your completed applications along with your supporting letter to Suzanne Downie via email (suzanne.downie@kessingland.dneat.org).  Please note, CV’s are not accepted.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

References will be requested prior to interview and may be contacted on receipt of your application form.

Please contact us to discuss this further if you have any queries.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office to book an appointment or speak with our HT/DHT.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be required.

This post will come under the requirements of the Childcare (Disqualification) 2009 Regulations and the successful applicant will be required to complete a declaration form to establish whether they are disqualified under these regulations.

 

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