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Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Vacancies

ALL VACANCIES AT LADY JOANNA THORNHILL (ENDOWED) PRIMARY SCHOOL ARE ADVERTISED ON THE KENT TEACH WEBSITE AND CAN BE FOUND FOLLOWING THE LINK: Kent Teach portal

 

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER

 

32 HOURS PER WEEK   

WORKING MONDAY - FRIDAY (5 DAYS PER WEEK)

41 WEEKS PER YEAR

KENT RANGE 8 £26,598-£30,333 PRO RATA'D AS PART TIME

                           (SALARY NEGOTIABLE DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE)

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Lady Joanna team as a School Business Manager. We are looking for someone that exemplifies excellence in all they do. You will be passionate, energised and excited by your work and you will have a thirst for personal development. Your attention to detail will be exemplary and you will provide professional leadership for the administration and estate affairs of the school.

 

This is your chance to contribute to a remarkable community that cares deeply about the children. We can offer an environment that promotes an expansive education and one which supports learning for The Head, The Heart and the Hand. The School Business Manager, as part of this whole school offer, will oversee all procurement to ensure value for money and the most effective use of resources in support of the school’s learning objectives.

 

The successful candidate should be an experienced School Business Manager with a good understanding of finance. Within this, you will be supported by a finance manager who works one day per week, a full-time office manager and a part-time office administrator/receptionist. There is also a PA to the SLT as part of the team.

 

You would be working 32 hours per week Monday through to Friday (exact hours may be flexible, but must be worked across all 5 days of the week).

 

If you are interested, please do get in touch to have an informal conversation and find out more. School visits will be held by appointment only with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher. Please call the school office on 01233 812781 or email office@ladyj.kent.sch.uk to book a place on a tour.

 

Closing date:  17th February 2023 at noon.

Interview:       Week commencing 20th February 2023

Start date:       As soon as possible.

EARLY YEARS CLASS TEACHER

 

Initially the contract will extend to 31/8/2024

Main pay scale (depending on experience)

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Lady Joanna EYFS team as a class teacher. We are looking for someone that exemplifies excellence in the classroom. You will be passionate, energised and excited by pedagogy and you will have a thirst for personal development. Your inclusive mindset will view all pupils as individual learners and you will apply diagnostic teaching approaches to meet the needs of all pupils.

For the rest of this academic year, the successful candidate will work alongside the Early Years Lead, in the same class, providing excellent teaching to Early Years children and providing release time for the lead to fulfil her role.

 

This is your chance to contribute to a remarkable community that cares deeply about the children. We can offer an environment that promotes an expansive education and one which supports learning for The Head, The Heart and the Hand.

 

We want our children to think critically about the world and we want them to make a difference to the world around them. We are a Rights Respecting school and the difference that this makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community. The intended impact of the Rights Respecting curriculum is that:

 

§ Children are healthier and happier

§ Children feel safe

§ Children have better relationships

§ Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world

 

The successful candidate may be an early career teacher, a returner, an experienced teacher looking for a different challenge. What matters is the mindset. We are looking for someone who is passionate about learning, a curious, reflective thinker who knows there are different ways to achieve outcomes. We would like to know as part of your application what your subject specialism is and what skills you have to lead this across the school.

 

If you are interested and think you can bring learning alive for our community, please get in touch to have an informal conversation and find out more. School visits will be held by appointment only with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher. Please call the school office on 01233 812781 or email to book a place on a tour.

 

Closing date:     14th February 2023 at noon

Interviews:         21st February 2023

HIGHER LEVEL TEACHING ASSISTANT

 

33 HOURS PER WEEK WORKING MONDAY TO FRIDAY

TERM TIME ONLY + 5 DEVELOPMENT DAYS

SALARY:     £21,801 - £23,262 (PRO RATA'D AS PART TIME)

 

 

Can you think on your feet? Juggle at least three things at once? Then we need you to join our talented and supportive staff and become a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA)

 

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Lady Joanna team. We are looking for someone that exemplifies excellence in the classroom. You will be passionate, energised and excited by pedagogy and you will have a thirst for personal development. Your inclusive mindset will view all pupils as individual learners and you will apply diagnostic teaching approaches to meet the needs of all pupils. 

 

This is your chance to contribute to a remarkable community that cares deeply about the children. We can offer an environment that promotes an expansive education and one which supports learning for The Head, The Heart and the Hand. 

 

We want our children to think critically about the world and we want them to make a difference to the world around them. We are a Rights Respecting school and the difference that this makes goes beyond the school gates, making a positive impact on the whole community. The intended impact of the Rights Respecting curriculum is that:

  • Children are healthier and happier
  • Children feel safe
  • Children have better relationships
  • Children become active and involved in school life and the wider world

 

HLTAs are expected to work effectively with individual pupils, small groups and whole classes to deliver agreed lessons and learning objectives or intervention programmes. You will take the role of the ‘teacher’ in this respect, although the overall responsibility for the class’s quality of teaching and learning will remain with the class teacher and Senior Leadership Team.

 

Key duties and responsibilities may include:-

  • Demonstrate an informed and efficient approach to teaching and learning by adopting relevant strategies to support the work of the teacher and increase achievement of all pupils including, where appropriate, those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
  • Promote, support and facilitate inclusion by encouraging participation of all pupils in learning and extracurricular activities
  • Use effective behaviour management strategies consistently in line with the school’s policy and procedures
  • Use effective questioning to ensure learning moves on for different groups of pupils
  • Provide pastoral care and support for pupils to learn and develop curiosity
  • Support the development of children's basic skills, including physical coordination, speech and communication
  • Work under the direction of the Class Teachers to lead learning both indoors and outdoors

 

If you are interested and think you can bring learning alive for our community, please get in touch to have an informal conversation and find out more. School visits will be held by appointment only with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher. Please call the school office on 01233 812781 or email office@ladyj.kent.sch.uk to book a place on a tour.

 

 

Closing Date:                 17th February 2023

Interviews:                     Week commencing 20th February 2023

Start Date:                      As soon as possible

Teaching Assistant Full time/Part time 

 

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join our talented and supportive team. You should be a positive and enthusiastic person who loves working with children and helping them to strive for their best.  

 

Your numeracy and literacy skills will be strong enough to improve children's standards. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, good sense of humour and be friendly and approachable. Good time management and the ability to work using your own initiative are essential.  All applications will be considered and all relevant training will be given to the right candidate. 

Responsibilities may include:

 

  • Supporting groups of children in achieving the lesson objective in English, Maths and across all areas of the curriculum.
  • Leading groups of children or 1:1 intervention programmes.
  • Feeding back to the class teacher, sometimes keeping records of progress and behaviour.
  • Working with children to support any social, emotional, behavioural, personal care or medical needs.

 

Above all you need to like children, to want the very best for them and be prepared to put their needs first. Children will be at the heart of your work. You must be able to demonstrate that you understand the importance of educating the whole child.

 

We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority applicants , as they are under-represented within our school workforce. 

 

This is a rolling advertisement and the School reserves the right to close applications, should we find a suitable applicant prior to the closing date being met.

 

Closing Date: 31st January 2023 at noon.

 

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

 

 

We would ask Recruitment Agencies not to contact us regarding this vacancy.

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