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Revealing the Champion Within

Growing in our thinking, feeling and learning together

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Woodland Academy Trust is a growing trust of four, soon to be five Primary Schools in South East London and North Kent.

All of our schools share the same mission; to reveal the champion within.  We inspire our young people to achieve their full potential and become leaders in their own lives and wider society.  Every person in our Trust has a champion within them and we will equip them with the skills, experience and beliefs to see the champion within and live like a champion each day.

In order to fulfil our mission, we will be growing in our thinking, feeling and learning together, and this is how we want to develop our staff.  We want everyone to understand what this means as a lived experience, we recognise we are stronger together and value the collaboration of all our staff.

We build upon our approach to growing our thinking by using tools such as Edward Debono's six thinking hats.  Watch the video below to find out more.

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  • Job Title

    Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Location


  • Posted

    4th September 2020

  • School

    Peareswood Primary School

  • Salary

    £20,331 - £21,885 (Pro Rata)

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    JOB OVERVIEW An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Higher Level Teaching Assistant to support teaching and learning at Peareswood Primary School in Erith. This role is varied, and we are looking for an adaptable, flexible and resourceful indivi ...

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Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who will fight their corner, an individual who understands the power of education and strives to ensure that every child will become the best that they can possibly be.  Every single member of staff within the Woodland Academy Trust is a champion. 

Join our team, become a champion. 

At the Woodland Academy Trust, we never offer anyone a job. We offer a career.  Some of our benefits include: 

  • 24/7 Employee Assistance
  • Membership to the national college for teaching and leadership
  • Membership of our Trust network of teaching professionals and leaders for support and development
  • The opportunity to feel safe and supported to try new things, experiment with your skills and be yourself
  • Cross-Trust learning and development
  • Cross-Trust celebration and events
  • Excellent CPD opportunities in house and from our external partners
  • The opportunity to take part in education research and your own further learning
  • Dedicated career pathways to support your progression
  • Being valued for who you are and the skills you bring

Our Wellbeing Dogs

Treacle, Willow, Elsie and Betsy

Each of our schools has its very own wellbeing dog.  The dogs attend school each day and are trained to support our children.  The wellbeing dogs are also a great addition to the staff team and our staff benefit greatly from a cuddle with the dogs.

The benefits of having a school dog are:

  • A calming effect on pupils
  • Improved behaviour and concentration, reduced stress and improved self-esteem
  • Encouraging expression, participation and confidence for all children
  • Fostering a sense of responsibility;
  • Motivating pupils to think and to learn
  • Developing an enthusiasm for and enjoyment of animals
  • Encouraging respect and thereby improving pupils’ relationships with each other, parents and teachers
  • Teaching children to nurture and respect life
  • Helping work undertaken with the most vulnerable children
  • Helping children build confidence in reading
  • Improving attendance
  • Helping overcome a fear of dogs
  • Increasing staff morale and wellbeing
  • Developing the understanding of unconditional love
  • Supporting with the development of cooperative play
  • Supporting children to develop empathy
  • Further promote our Well Being agenda for pupils.  

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