2 Para Professional Vacancies

22 Jan 2019

2 Para Professional Vacancies ( Closing Date 5th February 2019)

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(x2) Para Professionals (Teaching Assistant)

to work with children with particular special educational needs

Are you an outstanding Para Professional/Teaching Assistant?  Or have the potential to be outstanding?  Are you looking to start or continue your career in a thriving school that will provide you with continuous professional development, challenge and support?

Pickhurst Academy is a vibrant, four form entry junior academy located in West Wickham, London Borough of Bromley. We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful. The academy is surrounded by large grounds and benefits from a spacious and attractive site with a good deal of green space which enables us to take our learning outside, including through Forest School sessions.

Pickhurst Academy is an ‘Outstanding’ Academy part of the Chancery Education Trust.

This is an extremely exciting opportunity for two experienced Para Professional/Teaching Assistants to join a highly successful team at Pickhurst Academy to support the teaching staff in raising quality and standards, ensuring that all pupils reach their full potential.

We believe that every child is different and that everyone deserves the opportunity to be happy, secure and successful.

We are seeking two Para Professional (Teaching Assistants) to work with children with particular special educational needs, carrying out education and personal programmes that help our learners reach their full potential.

Hours:  Position (1) will be for 16 hours


Position (2) will be for 25 hours.

(Please specify on your application form which position you are interested in). 

To be successful you will:

  • have experience of working in primary school settings and experience with SEN children;
  • have Teaching Assistant qualifications or equivalent;
  • be passionate and dynamic about children’s learning;
  • be enthusiastic about helping young people to success;
  • be flexible, calm, patient and empathic;
  • be hardworking, reliable, committed team player;
  • have the ability to form strong professional relationships with young people;
  • be ambitious and have the energy and creativity to make a significant contribution to the whole school.

Chancery Education Trust offers huge professional development prospects across all the Chancery Education Trust Academy sites

Working for Chancery Education Trust, means you can be assured that you will be contributing to our mission to enable every child to achieve their best. All our academies work collaboratively to share best practice and are supported by the expertise within the central team to enable them to focus on

teaching and learning. As a Chancery Education Trust employee, you will receive excellent opportunities for career progression and access to bespoke CPD to enhance your professional growth.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please contact the school office on 020 8462 5867 or

email office@pickhurst.com to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.

To apply for this position please download an Application Form from either

www.pickhurst.com website, London Borough of Bromley school vacancy site

www.bromley.gov.uk/JobsAtBromley via the Chancery Education Trust website  http://www.chanceryeducation.com/vacancies/.

Chancery Education Trust) is committed to providing an education and environment which offer equality in opportunities and freedom from discrimination.  We believe that all pupils and members of staff should have the opportunity to fulfil their potential whatever their background, identity and circumstances. We are committed to creating a community that recognises and celebrates difference within a culture of respect and co-operation.

Chancery Education 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 offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants. 

Phase Primary
Academy/School Pickhurst Academy (Part of the Chancery Education Trust)
Type of Position Para Professional/Teaching Assistant (KS1)
Salary Range Position (1) – 16 Hours – Salary: £21,383 FTE (Actual £8,129)

Position (2) – 25 Hours – Salary: £21,383 FTE (Actual £12,702)

Employment Type Permanent
Full-Time/Part-Time Term time – including Inset/Training Days (39 working weeks)
Start Date As soon as possible (Subject to Enhanced DBS checks/references)
Interview Date TBC
Closing Date 5th February 2019
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