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Main Pay Range + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (TPS) + Additional AET Benefits
Full Time, Fixed term until June 2024 with potential to become permanent
January 2024 Start
Ashingdon Primary Academy is part of a family of schools brought together by one common vision and passionate belief that each and every child can lead a remarkable life. An excellent education transforms lives and every pupil who attends one of our schools is given the support, care and opportunity they need to flourish.
The academy dates back to 1873 and is steeped in history and heritage alongside its excellent facilities including a large sports field and a heated swimming pool! The academy is a key part of the village and local community and benefits from a small school feel and engaged parents.
We are looking for a Class Teacher to join us starting in January 2024 on a fixed term basis, this role has the potential to become permanent. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and dynamic Primary Class Teacher who is passionate about the development of children and the school.
At our school, we value teachers who are dedicated to supporting their students' growth and development. The successful candidate will have a positive attitude and an ability to motivate and engage children of all abilities. We believe that every child deserves an education that is tailored to their unique needs, interests and abilities, and we encourage our teachers to develop creative and innovative approaches to teaching.
We understand the importance of a healthy work-life balance, and we provide an environment that supports our teachers' well-being.
Closing date: 3rd December 2023
About Academies Enterprise Trust
AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they've ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.
With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.
AET Staff Benefits
Career development and training: Our approach to educational excellence is underpinned by our Instructional Excellence Programme, delivered through an exciting and pioneering partnership with One World. We also have a long-standing partnership with Ambition Institute, and offer the full suite of Early Career and NPQ programmes, expertly facilitated and tailored to our network and local contexts. Our centralised CPD offer provides network opportunities for both teaching and leadership development, as well as offers tailored to individuals and schools.
Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.
In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. To find out more and apply please visit:https://aet.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4060?c=aet&source=essexschoolsjobs
Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.
Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.
We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
Information about the School
Welcome to Ashingdon Primary Academy and thank you for your interest in our school. Ashingdon village is a small rural community, easily reached from Rochford, Southend, Hockley and Rayleigh.
We have approximately 210 children on roll and provide places for pupils from Reception to Year 6. Pupils join us mainly from the villages of Ashingdon and South Fambridge as well as from parts of Canewdon, Hockley, Rochford and Hullbridge.
We are lucky to be set on a large, attractive site in open, green-belt countryside. The accommodation is made up of 7 well-equipped classrooms, each with their own interactive whiteboard. We also have a library, a large hall and a learning support area for working with small groups of children.
Outside, the academy has a spacious playground, and a large playing field, as well as a very popular Jungle Gym and Trim Trail. On our field we have a large pagoda, where older children are able to eat their packed lunches when the weather is fine. There is a separate Early Years garden, where the Reception children play for their first year at the academy. We also have our very own heated swimming pool.
We aim to develop each and every pupil to their full potential. To do this, we teach a broad and balanced curriculum and use a range of teaching and learning styles in order to make the children's day as interesting, stimulating and challenging as possible.
Our children are taught in mixed-ability classes for the majority of their subjects. At other times, throughout the whole Academy, the children may be taught some specialist subjects by a teacher other than their own (e.g. Music or French).
The basic requirements for our curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 are laid down by the National Curriculum and consists of:
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)
This year we have included French in our KS2 curriculum.
More detailed information for each of these subjects is available on separate pamphlets. We also aim to keep parents updated on any new initiatives which we undertake and to actively involve you in your children's learning in as many ways as possible. For example, in the past we have run workshops to inform parents of how we teach reading in the Foundation Stage, Maths in the whole Academy, and how we assess your child's progress.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum differs slightly and an Early Years Curriculum is taught in the Reception Class. We strive to create a secure and stimulating environment where learning can take place through short periods of structured play and interactive teaching, There are six areas of learning:
Personal, Social, and Emotional development.
Communication, Language, and Literacy Development
Knowledge and Understanding of the World.
To view our curriculum across the year please click here
WHY JOIN OUR ACADEMY?
We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.
We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.
All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme).
Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.
We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical health and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.
We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).
AET is a national family of 57 schools committed to delivering an excellent education that launches all the children in our care into a remarkable life. It is our deeply held belief that every child has something remarkable to offer and we see it as our duty to help each and every child find this within themselves.
Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.
AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here.
We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.
To find out more about AET please click here.