Teaching and Midday Assistant

Bardfield Academy, Basildon
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Job Ref No. ECC3255-204S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 13/05/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Friday 26th April 2024  

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School: Bardfield Academy

Position: Teaching and Midday Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 31 hours 40 minutes per week (38 weeks - Term time only)

Scale: 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £17,311.65 to £17,592.92 (including Fringe allowance)

Start Date: ASAP

Application Closes: Monday 22nd April 2024 - Midday

Interview Date: Friday 26th April 2024

At Bardfield Academy, we prioritize creating a nurturing educational environment where safety, security, and happiness are paramount. Our guiding ethos, 'Striving to Achieve, Together we'll Succeed!', underscores our commitment to collective growth and success. We are part of the South Essex Academy Trust (SEAT), a dynamic network of schools that champion collaboration and mutual support. SEAT is a multi-academy trust comprising a family of primary schools that actively work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for children and staff.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Teaching and Midday Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team. As a Teaching and Midday Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual, who enjoys using their own initiative as well as working as part of a team. Working 31 hours 40 minutes per week; Monday to Thursday 08.15 am to 15.15 pm and Friday 08.15 am to 14.00 pm, term time only.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you:

· Have good literacy and numeracy skills with GCSE English and Maths grades A-C (4 and above).

· Are educated to NVQ Level 2 in learning support / early years or equivalent qualification or experience.

· Have proven experience working with children in a school or early year setting.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills,enabling you to effectively interact with both children and adults.

· The ability to overcome communication barriers and build rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

· Have an understanding of the importance of social and emotional well-being and a commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

· Are Adaptable to work within a small,specialised team supporting children with diverse needs.

· Effective organisational and interpersonal skills,enabling you to manage tasks efficiently and collaborate effectively with colleagues.

· The ability to work independently and take initiative,taking pride in your work and consistently seeking opportunities to contribute to the team's success.

· The ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain composure in challenging situations.

What we can offer you:

· Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· A dynamic and collaborative team of leadership who are dedicated and committed to the success of pupils and staff alike.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· An additional week's holiday in October resulting in a 2-week break during this term.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01268 553488, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job opportunity early.

Bardfield Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' button to complete our application form. Once completed please send to Sarah O'Donnell, Recruitment Consultant at recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Job Description and Person Specification is also included in the attachments.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

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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Contact Information

Sarah O'Donnell
Westwood Academy
Beresford Close, Hadleigh
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467
Email: recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk

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