Wheatfield Primary School is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and positive Learning Support Assistant
Are you looking for a term time role?
Do you have the passion and skills to work with children with SEN, helping them to develop their full potential?
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and caring Learning Support Assistant to play a key role in supporting the class teacher and the SENCo in the teaching and welfare of children with learning and physical needs. You would be both helping to support a specific child with their learning needs as well as working as a class Teaching Assistant. You will work under the guidance of the class teacher and the SENCo. Experience of with working with children with additional learning needs would be a benefit.
What we are looking for
We require the successful candidate to:
• 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 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
• Have experience of working with children with additional learning needs
Please read the Job Description and Person Specification for more information before applying.
About Wheatfield Primary School
Wheatfield Primary School continues to be a good school rated by OFSTED in a recent inspection. We are a one-form entry in Wokingham, Berkshire. Learning and teaching is at the heart of everything that we do. We aim to inspire and engage pupils who will then go on to fulfil and exceed their potential. We pride ourselves in being a small school where all children are known, valued and have their individual needs recognised and met. We grow and learn together each year and our children are integral to the development of the school, its curriculum and learning environment. We encourage children to:
• Be confident
• Be respectful
• Be adventurous, brave and true
• Be positive
• Be happy and
• Do the best that you can do
With an engaged and active community, this is an exciting time to join our school.
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.
● Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 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
Working hours: 22.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time plus inset).
Salary Grade: Associate 2
Salary Full Time Equivalent: £20,809
Salary for Pro Rata hours: £11,188 for 22.5 hours per week 8.30am-1pm Monday to Friday
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 9th October 2023 at 12noon
Interview Date: Applications considered on receipt and interview date to be confirmed with shortlisted candidates.
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 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