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Teaching Assistant (phonics)


Date 2017-01-03 19:01:00 Location : Europe


Ark Hastings Primary Academies - Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge – are popular and over-subscribed schools in the heart of Hastings. As part of the Ark schools network we are committed to making sure that every child has access to a great education and real choices in life. We know that great schools need great teaching staff, which is why we offer you the very best training and support at every stage of your career.

We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant on a permanent basis. This role will involve helping to implement work programmes for groups of children, assisting in planning and the management/preparation of resources. A knowledge of phonics and effective phonics teaching would be beneficial. The successful applicant may, at times be asked to provide cover for whole classes under a system of supervision for no more than 30% of the employed time throughout the school year. We can offer you a friendly, supportive school; opportunities for professional development and a structured induction period.

The successful candidate will:

have experience of working with primary aged children
have experience of teaching phonics to groups and individuals
have experience of working with (or willingness to work with) large groups of children
have good literacy and mathematical skills
be hard working and adaptable to change
ideally have a secure understanding and knowledge of observing children’s learning
be willing to undertake dedicated phonics training
If you have a passion for education, we can offer you support and challenge to develop further. By joining the Ark schools network you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, large retail discounts as well as the unique opportunity to apply for international exchanges and other scholarship prospects.

Interested in this exciting opportunity? If you have any questions and would like to arrange a visit please contact Mrs H Zebedee on 01424 752266, to arrange a visit to the school.

To apply please go to our website via the button below. The closing date for applications is 9 am on Monday 9th January 2017.

Location: Hastings

Start date: January/February 2017

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10am – 3pm

Salary: £15,514 pro rata, £8.26 per hour (Actual Salary £7,380)

Closing date: 9am on Monday 9th January 2017

Interviews: Thursday 12th January 2017



Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academies are committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.