Teaching Assistant - Green Ridge Academy

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Post:  Teaching Assistant Vacancy

School:  Green Ridge Academy

Start Date:  4th September 2017

Closing Date:  12 noon on Thursday, 1st June

Interview Date:  w/c 5th June 2017


Do you enjoy working with children? Do you have the skills to support their learning and development? Have you got a ‘can-do’ approach and outlook?  At Green Ridge Primary Academy, we are looking for a Teaching Assistant who will work as part of our support staff team, within Early Years initially, to support children in their learning and development.  We are looking for someone who is up for getting stuck in to all aspects of academy life!

Post Title: Teaching Assistant
Contract type: Permanent
Location: Green Ridge Primary Academy

President Road



HP18 0YA

Working hours: 37 hours per week

(with availability from 8.00am each day and being available to work until 5.00pm as necessary), including 30 minutes unpaid lunchbreak each day

39 weeks per year (term time plus INSET days)

Start date: w/c 4th September 2017
Salary: Bucks Pay Range 1b

Scale point 6 – 10

£15, 084 – £17,768 per annum (Full Time Equivalent)

About us

Green Ridge Academy will be a new primary school built on Berryfields, opening in September 2017 in temporary accommodation on the site of the permanent building. The academy will initially have an intake of 60 children into our Reception class this September with an additional Key Stage 1 class.  The permanent school building is due to open for September 2018.  The school will then grow year-on-year with a Nursery.  The school will initially have a capacity for over 450 children, but is being built with the additional capacity to extend to a three-form entry school with just over 650 children.

The academy now has a Headteacher and Head of Early Years who are looking to appoint permanent staff to open the academy with and join them in being part of the unique opportunity to build and grow the school from its infancy. There is no doubt about it, setting up the academy from scratch will take vision, dedication and hard-work, but being part of that exciting and rare journey will be very rewarding to see the academy take shape over the next few years.  To see more information about the school, including design plans of the school, please visit our website http://www.greenridgeacademy.co.uk

About the role

As a member of the academy’s support staff team you will be responsible for supporting the development of children’s knowledge, understanding and skills across all areas of learning. This may be supporting children on a one-to-one basis, supporting small groups or delivering interventions and additional support to children as needed.  Initially this will be within one of the Early Years Foundation Stage Reception classes, but over time may include supporting teaching and learning throughout the academy, as required.  The role also includes supervising children during break and lunchtimes, both on the playground and in the dining room.  Teaching Assistants work closely with the Class Teacher with whom they are based daily.

What we’re looking for:

We welcome applications from candidates with experience from educational or other relevant childcare backgrounds. The successful candidate will be expected to either hold, or be prepared to undertake, a full and relevant Level 2 or Level 3 qualification in Childcare as required to work flexibly across the Early Years classes and Nursery as the academy grows. We also welcome applications for graduates who are looking to gain experience before enrolling onto a teacher-training programme. The successful candidate will have: – The motivation and passion to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence  – A good understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and/or a good understanding of the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculum

  • The ability to work independently as well as part of a wider team
  • The ability to work on initiative
  • A ‘can-do’ approach to all aspects of academy life
  • A willingness to undertake professional development and grow their skills – Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour In return we can offer: – A commitment to you and your professional development – Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors  – A growing learning community  – Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference

How to apply

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our new academy and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Aaron Wanford, Headteacher at admin@greenridgeacademy.co.uk or telephone 01296 326320.

Completed applications should be sent via e-mail to admin@greenridgeacademy.co.uk by 12 noon on Thursday, 1st June.

Appliction Pack:

Application Form – Teaching Assistant

Welcome letter to applicants – TA May’17


TA Person Specification – May 2017

Green Ridge Prospectus 2017-18 updated Feb 17 (003)


Short-listed candidates will be invited for interviews w/c 5th June 2017, and it is likely that we will ask to come and observe you in your current place of work with children as part of the interview process.

Green Ridge Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Bucks Pay Range 1b - Scale point 6 – 10 - £15, 084 - £17,768 per annum (Full Time Equivalent)
Closing date for applications
June 1, 2017

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