Learning Support Assistant
Reach South Academy Trust is seeking to appoint an exceptional Learning Support Assistant to join the school in September 2020.
Post: Learning Support Assistant
Start Date: September 2020
Location: Parkfield Academy, Hurn, Christchurch, BH23 6DF
Salary Range: Grade 3, SCP 4-6 - £18,426 rising to a maximum of £19,171 pro rata per annum
Hours/Contract: Term-time only, Part-time, Permanent contract: 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
The Role: If you have a passion for working and enabling with young people with autism to achieve their potential then we have the children for you!
The Person: The position of LSA is an exciting opportunity for a passionate and compassionate individual to lead lessons, interventions and support our learners in a wide range of subjects across the curriculum.
To have a good knowledge and understanding of autism and social communication needs and appropriate strategies to support pupils with this need.
To have knowledge and understanding of social, emotional & mental health needs and cognitive needs, that affect children and young people’s development.
Excellent listening skills
An ability to build strong, trusting relationships
To be resilient and able to take regular responsibility for agreed learning
Promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities
To use positive and personalised behaviour management strategies
School Background: Parkfield Academy is an all-through (age 4 to 16) co-educational school offering a fresh approach and choice that allows pupils to discover learning, unlock their potential, find their place in their community and play their part in society.
Parkfield Academy offers a positive, safe learning environment for its community, in which everyone has equal and individual recognition and respect. We celebrate success and are committed to the continuous improvement and fulfilment of potential in every student regardless of their ability.
We encourage increasing independence and self-discipline amongst the students helping them to develop the skills that they need to become lifelong learners. Everyone within the school has an important role to play in sharing responsibility for the development of positive behaviour and attitudes.
Trust Background: Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education. We operate 14 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire.
We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy. We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.
Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them. We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.
Further Information: So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Kim Taylor on 01202 592530 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Job Description: Learning Support Assistant - Job Description
Person Specification: Learning Support Assistant - Person Specification
To Apply: Please send a completed application form (below) to email@example.com
Closing date for receipt of applications is 7 August 2020 at midnight. The Trust reserves the right to close the job vacancy on receipt of sufficient applications without notification. It is therefore vital that should you wish to apply for this post that you submit your application as soon as possible.
Interview Date: Interviews will be held on 20 August 2020.
Opportunities and Benefits:
We offer a competitive salary great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Each post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form. Please note the information you provide in this section of the form will stay confidential, and be stored securely and limited to only the Trusts Human Resources team and used for monitoring purposes only.