Learning Support Assistant (x2 posts)
Gaddesby Primary School
Contracted Hrs: 22 per week (LSA) & 4 per week (MDS)
Working Wks: 39 weeks (Term Time + Inset Days)
Grade: Grade 5, Pts 7 to 8 (LSA); Grade 4, Pts 5 to 6 (MDS)
Salary: £11,805 to £12,002 per annum (LSA); £2,057 to £2,074 per annum (MDS)
Start Date: ASAP
Are you looking to gain experience in a classroom setting?
Are you looking to build a career that gives you a genuine sense of achievement and fulfilment?
Would you like to work with a supportive team and have a positive impact on the young people we support?
If so, this could be the perfect opportunity for you!
An exciting opportunity has arisen for two Learning Support Assistants with Midday Supervisor responsibilities to join Gaddesby Primary School on a permanent basis. Gaddesby Primary School is a small school set in the Leicestershire countryside with a wonderful community spirit and high aspirations for all pupils.
The role of LSA within the school is an important and rewarding role, it provides vital support to those students who need it and the opportunity to access learning as part of the usual school day. We are looking to appoint a well-motivated and enthusiastic individual who is passionate about providing high quality provision to our pupils and support to the Teachers within the school.
During the 2023-2024 academic year the successful candidate will be required to act up as Cover Supervisor 2 hours per week to provide PPA cover at the school. This will be on a fixed term basis until 26th August 2024, paid at the Cover Supervisor rate of Grade 7 at which time it is expected that staff will return to their substantive contracted hours (22 per week) as LSA. Further details in relation to acting up can be discussed at interview stage.
This role is a rewarding one with a successful candidate having the opportunity to positively develop and encourage our pupils in both their academic and social life as well as enhancing and developing their own skillset. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a wonderful dynamic team where all staff are highly valued.
The ideal candidate will:
• Be NVQ Level 2 qualified or have equivalent experience of supporting teaching and learning in an educational setting
• Have the ability to take direction from the Class Teacher to ensure all tasks and learning is undertaken within and outside the classroom
• Have the motivation and passion for being part of a successful school team
• Have good literacy and numeracy skills
• Have the ability to contribute to the progression of learning and school life
• Have the ability to communicate effectively
In return we offer:
• Opportunity to work within a supportive team
• Opportunities for career development with access to apprenticeship and training schemes
• Generous annual leave entitlements
• Access to the generous Local Government Pension Scheme (24% contribution by the employer)
• Employee Support Service (counselling) for employees and close family members (24/7 support)
• Employee Discount and Benefit Scheme
• Opportunity for an annual flu vaccination
If you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit to the school please contact the Headteacher, Leigh Fox, prior to applying.
To apply for one of the positions:
1. Apply using the online application form
2. Submit a supporting statement outlining the reasons why you are applying and your suitability for the position
Application Closing Date: 9am, Friday 16th February 2024
Provisional Interview Date: Monday 26th February 2024
We look forward to receiving your application!
Bradgate Education Partnership is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are therefore expected to be-have in such a way that supports this commitment. As part of the Trust’s shortlisting process, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search as part of our due diligence. Appointment to this post will also be subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks.
WE ARE ALL UNIQUE…
At our Trust inclusion means everyone is welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect. We value individuality and uniqueness and aim to create a sense of belonging. We want an inclusive workplace that helps build the success of our pupils and reflects the diversity of the communities we serve.
Gaddesby Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.