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Teaching Assistant

35 hours per week initially, 39 weeks per year

Grade: 4 NJC Scale Points 8 - 11

Salary: £24,054 - £25,377 Full Time Equivalent

Actual Salary: *£20,940 - £22,092 Pro-rata

* 35 hours per weeks initially, 39 Weeks per year

This role requires a commitment to work an additional 45 minutes per day to cover communication with teachers, planning, preparation, assessment and CPD and is paid as overtime.

*Hours for this post will reduce to 32.5 hours per week when the school opens on its new site.

Our new school opened its doors in September 2017 with two reception classes and the school is growing, year on year; to date we have Reception and Year 1 children and from September 2019 will have Year 2.

City of London Primary Academy Islington is part of the City of London Academies Trust and situated in the heart of one of the most vibrant areas of Islington. The school is the newest primary to join the family of highly successful City schools, where pupils have achieved Outstanding results, ranking the City of London Academies Trust and City of London as the top performing academies chain in the country for pupil progress. Our school is partnered with the City of London School for Girls (CLSG), an ISI Outstanding rated independent school which will support the development of COLPAI as an Outstanding school in its first few years.

Are you an ambitious and highly effective KS1 teaching assistant, determined to make a difference to children’s life chances? If so, come and join the dedicated team at the City of London Primary Academy Islington and help our children to be the best they can be. An excellent start to education has far reaching implications for a child’s future success and so we seek an exceptional and enthusiastic teaching assistant who is able to nurture, inspire and challenge curious minds through high quality interactions with young children. As a teaching assistant, part of your role will be to deliver a range of high quality interventions including phonics, early reading, writing and maths.

If you have high expectations of what young children can accomplish, commitment and flexibility in taking on this new and exciting challenge then we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will work with enthusiasm, flexibility and a warm and nurturing manner.

This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the COLPAI vision and to support the development of an Outstanding school. As part of the City of London Academies Trust, we offer our staff excellent CPD opportunities and support through our network of world-class professionals and access to the Local Government Pension Scheme. Applications are invited from candidates who have excellent administrative and interpersonal skills and the dedication and enthusiasm to be part of a thoroughly committed team. Our school benefits from wonderful children, engaged parents and a supportive working environment.

If you are enthusiastic, motivated and keen to work with a dedicated team of professionals, we would love to hear from you.

For more information and to apply, please visit www.colpai.org.uk. Application forms should be sent to office@islingtonprimary.cola.org.uk by the closing date. Candidates should in no more than two sides of A4, provide an accompanying letter explaining why you are applying for this post and how your experience, skills, training and personal qualities match the requirements of the role as set out in the job description and person specification.

Closing date for applications is: 9am, Monday 10 June 2019.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

City of London Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from City of London Academies Trust vision and values.

The role is covered by part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

City of London Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

City of London Academies Trust Company Registration No. 04504128.

Additional notes

This role requires a commitment to work an additional 45 minutes per day to cover communication with teachers, planning, preparation, assessment and CPD and is paid as overtime.

*Hours for this post will reduce to 32.5 hours per week when the school opens on its new site. Applicants for this post will be applying acknowledging that this will be a requirement of the post and the salary will reduce pro-rata.