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Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Employer: East Sussex County Council
  • Reference: ACAD/TP/1360/17540
  • Published: Fri 24/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 22/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 40
  • Salary: £19,312 to £22,183 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN34 3QT

Job introduction

Hours of work: 40 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)
Fixed term for: Until 31 August 2022

Closing date: Friday 22 October 2021, 9am
Interview date: Wednesday 03 November 2021

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

Ark Castledown Primary Academy
Priory Road
East Sussex
TN34 3QT

Phone:         01424 444046
Email:          finance@arkcastledown.org
Website:      http://arkcastledown.org/vacancies 

Please note, we do not accept CVs.

This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.  

The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision.  Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.  

If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.

About the role

Graduate Teaching Assistants - Ark Castledown Primary Academy

A rare opportunity has arisen to join our innovative and ambitious support team as a Graduate Teaching Assistant.

Ark Castledown Primary Academy is a popular school in the heart of Hastings.  Since transitioning to Ark in September 2017, the school has seen significant improvement in all areas. We have a dedicated staff team committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils. We require dynamic and resilient individuals who are ready to make a real impact in transforming pupils’ lives.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Graduate Teaching Assistant on a fixed-term basis. This role will involve helping to implement work programmes for individual and groups of children, assisting in planning and the management/preparation of resources, which could include some specialist knowledge in particular areas.  The successful applicant will also provide cover for whole classes under a system of supervision for 30% of the employed time throughout the school year, and lunchtime cover.  

It is essential that applicants have previous experience working with children. Previous experience of working in a Teaching Assistant role is desirable.

We can offer you a friendly, supportive school and opportunities for professional development. The successful candidate might have an opportunity to be funded for an Ark Teacher Training apprenticeship depending on suitability and funding available in 2022/23 (this is a 2-year Teacher Training contract leading to Qualified Teacher Status.)

The successful candidate will:

  • Have an undergraduate degree
  • 3 A Levels at grade C or above (or equivalent)
  • Have good literacy and mathematical skills, grade 4 or above in GCSE level Maths, Science and English (or equivalent)
  • Have experience of working with primary aged children
  • Be hard working and adaptable to change
  • Ideally have a secure understanding and knowledge of observing children’s learning
  • Have experience working in a TA role (desirable)

If you have a passion for education, we can offer you support and challenge to develop further. By joining the Ark schools network, you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, as well as large retail discounts.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? If you have any questions and would like to arrange a visit please email Mrs Stewart at rstewart@arkcastledown.org to arrange a visit to the school. 

To apply please go to http://arkcastledown.org/vacancies to apply through the Job portal. 

Location: Ark Castledown Primary Academy, Hastings
Start date: ASAP
Contract: Fixed-term until 31st August 2022
Hours: 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 08.00 – 17.00
Salary: £19,312 -£22,183 (pro rata for TTO)

Ark Castledown Academy is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. 


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/1360/17540
  • Published: Fri 24/09/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 22/10/2021, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: 40
  • Salary: £19,312 to £22,183 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: TN34 3QT