Job Ref No. ECC2592-136S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: SCP2 - SCP5
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 31/05/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week beginning 3rd June 2024  

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Classroom Support

Term time only plus 2 days for INSET - 8.30am to 3:45pm Monday - Friday.

West Thurrock Academy has a fantastic opportunity for you to join our dedicated and hardworking Classroom Support Team. Here at West Thurrock, we believe that all children are individuals and have unique potential waiting to be unlocked. The school's team works hard to inspire, enthuse, motivate and nurture children to ensure that they fully achieve their potential. We are determined to ensure that our children are not only given a fantastic academic education but an education that provides them with the skills and knowledge that will make them successful in future life whilst also providing them with a wide range of opportunities and experiences that ignites their imagination. The school's community is diverse and fully inclusive of each other. The school prides itself on valuing the contribution of the staff and provides a range CPD opportunities.

West Thurrock Academy are currently looking to employ an enthusiastic and motivated person to join our Classroom Support Team.

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Acts as a role model, setting high expectations of conduct and behaviour.
  • Can think creatively to engage, enthuse and motivate children to learn.
  • Is passionate about supporting all pupils, demonstrating empathy and understanding of different needs.
  • Is confident and able to work with pupils with challenging needs, including social and emotional needs/behaviours.
  • Has a good understanding of the primary curriculum and skills to assist pupils in developing a good standard of attainment.
  • Has a good understanding of how to support children with pastoral needs.
  • Is confident and able to support pupils in small groups and 1:1.
  • Works well as part of a team and has a commitment to improving and developing their own practice.
  • Is an effective communicator with pupils and staff.
  • Possesses good Literacy and Numeracy skills.

We can offer you:

  • A talented, dedicated, and hard-working staff team.
  • A supportive and forward-thinking leadership team.
  • Friendly and supportive environment, where everyone is committed to a work life balance.
  • The opportunity to be part of exciting development and innovative change.
  • A diverse school community with positive and happy children who enjoy learning.

West Thurrock Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We ensure through high quality training and development, all staff gain a deep understanding of the expectations of the Keeping Children Safe In Education guidance 2022. All applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and a DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service, health check and two satisfactory references.

Visits to the School are warmly welcomed.

Only successful applicants will be contacted for interview.

Incomplete applications will not be successful. CVs will not be accepted. Details and application form can be sent by email upon request from the School Business Manager -

Information about the School

West Thurrock Academy is a two-form school which currently has 450 children on role. The school is very spacious with a large hall for P.E, assemblies and school meals, plenty of outdoor learning zones and access to a good-sized field. The school also has a computer suite and Food Technology Room that is used by all classes within the school. The school is open and inclusive, enabling our children to learn and explore in a safe and secure environment.

West Thurrock Academy is a Single Academy Trust with a Governing Body and a Members Board.

The school is currently rated Good with Ofsted, July 2019.

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

Ian Clark
Schoolfield Road, Grays
Essex, RM20 3HR
Telephone: 01708 866743

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