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Learning Assistant

Forge Wood Primary
Crawley, West Sussex
Contract Type
Term Time
Associate 2, Point 1. FTE £21,544 Actual £17,247
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
19th July 2024 11:59 PM
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1433555

Forge Wood Primary School are looking for a Learning Assistant to join our school. You could be supporting a child on a 1:1 basis, or a class teacher in a class of up to 30 children.  Ideally you will be an experienced Learning Assistant, but whatever your level of experience please use the supporting statement on the application form to show us how you match the skills we need and what you can bring to the role.

Your opportunity:

Our Learning Assistants really are valued members of our team and are expected to support the education and progress of either an assigned child who needs additional support with their learning, or in a more generalist role within a classroom.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our growing, diverse and welcoming primary school. Our schools have a passion for and, understanding of, what effective learning is and we help to inspire our pupils to be the best they can be. In return for your hard work we can offer excellent CPD opportunities and the support of a strong collaborative team.

What we're looking for:

  • Someone to assist in preparing the classroom, receiving children and clearing away
  • Help with planning activities and preparing materials to help the child access the curriculum
  • To support the children in class, group and individual activities, indoors and outdoors.
  • Assist in monitoring the child's progress, assessing achievement and recording results and observations, sharing outcomes with the class teacher
  • A can do approach and flexibility 
  • Knowledge of SEND and supporting pupils with additional needs, is desirable 
  • A confident and clear communicator with parents.
  • An excellent role model to children, colleagues and parents, exemplifying our core principle of kindness
  • A positive, open-minded professional actively supportive of the ethos, vision and values of the school
  • A member of the team who can build strong relationships with parents, children and staff

About Forge Wood Primary School

Our School sits within a newly established cluster of schools, overseen by a Regional Director. Along with Forge Wood our cluster includes the following other schools; Southgate Primary School, Kilnwood Vale Primary School, Greenway Junior School, Salfords Primary School, Lime Tree Primary School, Merstham Primary School.

This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.

Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for more information and before applying.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

● A growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 17,000 pupils

● Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness

● 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England

● We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity

● Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

● Access to our highly competitive Teachers Pension Scheme/ Local Government Pension Scheme (delete as appropriate)

● Flexible working options

● Generous holiday allowance

● Work life and family friendly policies

● Employee wellbeing initiatives

● Access to a staff benefits portal

● Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details

Hours: 33.5 hours per week

            Monday, Tues, Thurs, Fri 8.30 - 3.30   Wed 8.30 - 4.30 

Term Time: 39 weeks per year (including INSET days). 

Salary: GLF Associate 2, point 1 Actual Salary, £17,247  (FTE £21,544)

Close date: 19 July 2024

(Please note advert may close earlier due to high number of applications)

Start Date: September 2024

Interviews: TBC



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. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. 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 the 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.

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