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Learning Assistant

Crawley, West Sussex
Forge Wood Primary
Term Time
Associate 2 - £14,330 (actual)
8th September 2020
Start Date
As soon as possible
17th September 2020 12:00 PM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1112542

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Learning Assistant at Forge Wood Primary School in Crawley. 

Your opportunity

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and caring Learning Assistant to play a key role in supporting the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of the children’s development.

About Forge Wood Primary School

Forge Wood Primary is a newly built school. The amazing and unique design allows for the latest technology and innovation whilst making the most of the natural resources and the local environment.

As an academy within GLF Schools, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources, and support in every aspect of school life from learning and teaching to staffing and educational expertise. At Forge Wood Primary School, we believe in working with the local community to ensure school is a place 'where children grow, learn and flourish together'. This ethos is embedded within our vision and values.

What we are looking for

The candidate we are looking for should:

•Be able to develop positive relationships with young children.

•Be able to develop an understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the child with whom you are supporting.

•Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour.

•Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.

•Be a confident and clear communicator with parents.

•Be flexible with regard to other classroom work

•Experience of working with children with SEND is desirable but not essential

Why work at Forge Wood

At Forge Wood you will have:

•An exciting opportunity to develop a curriculum to meet the needs of local community

•A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive, vibrant and fast-growing community with excellent transport links

•A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools

•Recognition of previous school continuous service.

•Excellent CPD opportunities

The Details

Start Date: ASAP

Salary: Associate 2, £17,900 per annum full time

Pro Rata: £14,330

Hours of work: This role is term time only (39 weeks) 33.5 Hours per week 8.30am-3.30pm and attendance at weekly staff training sessions after school on Wednesday until 4.30pm.

Closing date for applications: - 12 Noon, 17th September 2020

Interview date: 21st & 22nd September 2020 via Zoom video call


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Forge Wood Primary

Forge Wood Primary

Part of GLF