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Senior Teaching Assistant - Learning Support (Seahaven Academy)

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/12923
  • Published: Fri 19/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 17/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Salary: £19,243.60 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN9 9JL

Job introduction

Hours of work: 37.5 Hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time and term-time only
(As the position is term-time only, the above salary will be pro rata)

Closing date: Saturday 17 April 2021
Interview date: Wednesday 21 April 2021

For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:

Seahaven Academy
Southdown Road
East Sussex

Phone:           01273 517601
Email:            bowesv@seahavenacademy.org.uk
Website:        www.seahavenacademy.org.uk

Please note, we do not accept CVs.


About the role

Senior Teaching Assistant - Learning Support - Seahaven Academy

  • Location: Seahaven Academy, Newhaven   
  • Salary: Full Time Equivalent salary is £19,243.60pa, actual pro-rata’d salary is £16,531pa
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: 37.5 hours per week (term time only) further information below
  • Start Date: As soon as possible

About the School

At Seahaven Academy we are a very proud community: we are a ‘good’ school with a track record of strong outcomes, really big ambitions and incredibly high standards. We whole- heartedly believe in the United Learning motto: ‘the best in everyone’. The strength of relationships between students and staff is second to none, so add to this a vibrant atmosphere, a stunning cliff-top location and excellent facilities and you will see why we feel so strongly about our academy.

In this unprecedented time visits to the school are not recommended but please contact the Senior Support Manager, Vicki Bowes at bowesv@seahavenacademy.org.uk to arrange an informal conversation about our school.

Do you want to make a difference and have a positive impact on student’s lives both inside and outside of the classroom?

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a well-established team and make a difference to student’s lives. Being a Senior Teaching Assistant in our school can include:

  • Running small (6-8 students) intervention groups, for example Social and Emotional; English or Maths; Life Skills
  • Being a keylink worker for a small number of students – being an identified adult to work in addition to their tutor and work proactively with students to foster independence and be the school link for parental contact
  • Being in the class supporting primarily targeted EHCP students but also to support other students within that class
  • Attending meetings with parents, other professionals and a lead member of staff
  • Occasional cover for lessons where a teacher is absent – training will be provided and due to the size of the team occurrences are infrequent
  • Opportunities to take a lead in a specific area, to develop expertise and share best practice, for example, Dyslexia, EAL, ASC

This role is a term time only position with the hours of work as predominantly 7.45-3.45 daily with a rota’d one day per fortnight of 7.15-3.15 for homework club provision under normal school provision.  

About You

The successful applicant will:

  • Be able to support in the delivery of high quality learning experiences for all pupils.
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children;
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations.
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience.
  • Communicate well with parents, carers and members of staff, as well as pupils.
  • You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • You will have at least level 2 in literacy and numeracy and a good level of ICT skills or willing to take functional skills qualifications
  • You will have excellent team working skills

We will offer you...

  • An unrivalled opportunity to make a difference to a school and its community
  • The opportunity to work with the fastest growing academy group in the country
  • A comprehensive CPD programme both through the school and through wider opportunities within United Learning
  • A great working environment with high staff morale and a strong sense of community

How to Apply

Please go to http://www.seahavenacademy.org.uk/Staff/Vacancies and view our Job Pack for further information.  We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

United Learning
Seahaven Academy is part of United Learning, which is a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share resource and communicate across sites, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

Additional information

Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.

Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain an enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau).

For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children.  All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.

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  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/12923
  • Published: Fri 19/03/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 17/04/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 37.5
  • Salary: £19,243.60 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: BN9 9JL