All Locations
Chatham
Advertising SalarySalary Details:
£18,507 - £21,566 for hours and weeks stated
Function:
Support Staff
Contract TypeContract Type:
Permanent
Hours Per WeekHours Per Week:
35
Weeks Per Year:Weeks Per Year:
39 (Term Time plus 5 days)
Required Start Date:Required Start Date:
September 2024
Interview Date:Interview Date:
TBC
External Advertising End Date
01 Sep 2024

About The Role

We are seeking a Teaching Assistant to join our team at New Horizons Children’s Academy providing teaching and learning support, under the guidance of the class teacher, to pupils in all areas of the curriculum.  The successful candidate will assist the teacher with observation and monitoring of the progress of pupils, maintaining accurate records in order to ensure documentation of all interventions with pupils, detailing their progress and achievement. 

The Teaching Assistant will assist in the supervision of pupils and promote learning and safety, for example, at break and lunch times and on educational visits, promoting positive behaviour patterns, raising self-esteem and improving independent working in pupils to assist in their education and growth. 

About Us

New Horizons Children's Academy is a "Good" school (Ofsted May 2022) with a three-form entry that teaches over 600 children from the local community. Our aim is to provide an education that meets the needs of all our children and we expect high standards of behaviour and a positive attitude to learning. Staff share this passion and are a role models for our pupils with their diligence and commitment. In turn, our staff are supported with a framework that aims to bring the best out of them, within an environment that encourages reflection and self-improvement. 

'There is an ongoing training programme in place, aimed at the development of expertise in a range of cognitive tools, strategies and resources for established and newly appointed staff.' - University of Exeter (Thinking Schools Accreditation) 

This is an exciting opportunity to join our contemporary school and join our Trust. You will work with modern facilities and grasp the opportunity to influence and shape the vision of our Academy. 

Watch the below video from our Headteacher to learn more about our school Click here

 

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across the South, South East and South West. 

We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.

Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to 

  • Think about their Thinking
  • Be their Best self
  • Shape their Success

In this way we transform life chances

View our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust and click here to read more about our Trust 

 

What our Trust will offer you:

  • Competitive Pay Scales: Our TSAT pay scales exceed national standards.
  • Collaborative Support: Benefit from resources, mentoring, and school visits across the Trust.
  • Professional Development: Explore excellent CPD opportunities.
  • Pension Scheme Membership: Secure your future with membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Fitness and Wellness: Enjoy reduced membership fees for our fully-equipped fitness suite and classes, conveniently located at New Horizons Children’s Academy and Rochester Grammar School, and from September 2024 Maritime Academy in Frindsbury.
  • Staff Wellbeing Focus: Access our 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccinations, and eye care vouchers.
  • Convenient Parking: Park for free in our staff car park.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme: Promote health and sustainability through our Cycle to Work initiative.
  • TSTARS Staff Recognition: Be part of our Staff Recognition Programme, with seasonal rewards for all staff.
  • Refer a Friend: Spread the word and benefit from our Refer a Friend Scheme.
  • Staff Discount: Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers

 

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working at our friendly school, benefitting from a supportive network of colleagues across our Trust, and are keen to progress your career then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.

To arrange an informal chat with the line manager or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Georgina Spratt on [email protected]

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email [email protected]

  

 

 

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