Graduate Teaching Assistant - Sport

Dilkes Academy, South Ockendon

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Job Ref No. ECC2662-248 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Thurrock Band 4 Point 6-10
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 18/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: Wednesday 19th June 2024  

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Graduate Teaching Assistant - Sport

Salary Point - Between Band B, point 6 £24,426 - Band B, point 10 £26,120 (FTE) per annum

Start date: September 2024 - initial one year contract

Dilkes Academy is looking for a qualified sports coach to join our dedicated team to undertake the teaching of Physical Education and lead before/after school clubs, alongside the promotion of sport and activity across the school.

This truly is an exciting opportunity for a passionate, motivated coach to join our friendly, supportive team and to become part of a successful, collaborative academy that firmly believes in securing outstanding achievement for all pupils. Our pupils are positive, well behaved and enthusiastic learners.

The successful candidate will:

· Be committed to our school's ethos and belief that all children can reach their full potential

· Enjoy working hard in a supportive network of professionals

· Be able to challenge and motivate all children to succeed

· Have a love of learning and be committed to their own development

· Be an adaptable team player with a good sense of humour

Receive full training and support

· Be committed to our school's values of Respect, Positivity and Responsibility

In return we offer:

· Fantastic children who are ready to learn

· Committed and supportive staff

· Excellent professional development opportunities

· A supportive and friendly community

· Successful collaborative partnerships with other local schools

· Recognition of continuous service

You will also be added to our "Catalyst Employee Perks" platform where you will be able to access a range of discounts from regular supermarkets, numerous retailers, family days out, restaurants and more.

Visits to the school are both positively encouraged and warmly welcomed. Also, you are very welcome to have an informal, confidential discussion with Rhys Latham, our Headteacher about this vacancy. Please contact the school on 01708 852128 or email to arrange these. Application packs are available on our school website, in About us/Vacancies section. Application forms should be sent direct to the school to or you can apply via

Interview date: Wednesday 19th June 2024

Catalyst Academies Trust and Dilkes Academy are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children and young people. We expect all of our staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be made a conditional offer subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical check and references. Applicants will also be required to complete a 'Disqualification by Association' declaration.

Information about the School

Our pupils are aged 3 – 11, ranging from Nursery to Year 6, and mainly live in the area surrounding the school.

At Dilkes we want our children to be happy, confident and to share a passion for learning. We help them to achieve highly and make outstanding progress.

We value every child and ensure that we foster the individuality of their interests and experiences. Our bespoke curriculum is carefully planned to enable us to teach all the National Curriculum subjects in a creative and inspiring way. We engage children in a range of activities that enable them to develop their knowledge and skills, and equip them for life beyond school.

We are very proud of the achievements of our pupils, and this pride is echoed by the pupils themselves. We strive to continue to build on the outstanding provision that Dilkes Academy offers.

"We strive to ensure high achievement and a happy educational experience for every child."

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mr Rhys Latham
Garron Lane, South Ockendon
Essex, RM15 5JQ
Telephone: 01708 852128

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