Do you want to support pupils with their learning and personal development?

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and enthusiastic Teaching Assistant to join our team for September 2021.

This role is for a Teaching Assistant working in our ‘Treetops’ class supporting the academic, social and emotional needs of pupils across the academy who access this provision.

We require someone who:

  • is capable of working with children in an enthusiastic and positive manner;
  • is punctual and reliable;
  • has the desire to encourage every child to succeed.
  • has an understanding of the role of a Teaching Assistant 3 and experience within this field of work

The working pattern will be Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 12.00pm term time plus inset days.

Based on needs of our pupil intake from September 2021 this is initially a one year fixed term contract.

Pound Hill Infant Academy is a school for 4 to 7-year olds in Crawley, West Sussex. We are a welcoming, nurturing and thriving school. We offer high-quality teaching and creative learning to three classes of pupils in each year group, and support the diverse needs of our local community which includes many children for whom English is an additional language. We are a friendly Academy focused on learning and ensuring the wellbeing and success of our pupils is at the heart of everything we do. We pride ourselves on having high expectations, quality teaching and dedicated staff that means the each of our pupils as an individual is able to access support and challenge whatever their ability, to reach their potential.

Whilst visits to the academy are not possible at the moment, phone calls to the academy Principal Mr Tom Jordan, are warmly welcomed and can be arranged by contacting the main academy office on 01293 873975.

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

Visit Pound Hill Infant Academy website to learn more about the University of Brighton Academies Trust. The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex. Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve. Read more about our vision and values. The University of Brighton is our sponsor. We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers. We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton. And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools. The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

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