Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

The Echelford Primary School
Ashford, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time
£20,796 - £22,279
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
12th July 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Sep 24
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Contract Length: permanent term time
  • Job ID: 1433699

Emotional Literacy Support Assistant

Echelford Primary School is looking to recruit an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant. We are offering a wonderful opportunity to become an integral part of our exceptional school community of children and adults.

Echelford Primary School is a large, friendly, three form entry primary school in Ashford, Middlesex with a diverse catchment and a wonderful team spirit. We have a strong reputation for working collaboratively with other local schools and are constantly on the look-out for opportunities to enhance our provision. The right candidate will be joining a strong, professional team of enthusiastic staff who will work alongside you in a supportive and constructive way.

We are looking to appoint an ELSA who has a passion for supporting the mental health and wellbeing of our pupils. The main duties and responsibilities of the job are included in the job description attached to this advertisement along with a person specification giving details of the skills, qualifications and experience required for this role.

Training will be provided but any experience working with children who are experiencing personal challenges would be beneficial, the school is looking to recruit the right candidate to offer pastoral support across the school.

Working Hours – 32.5 hours per week, term time only, to be worked 8:30am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday

We are:

● A Good school (re-inspected November 2021) on its journey to Outstanding

● A cohesive school, where staff and governors are supportive

● An inclusive school committed to enabling individuals to discover their unique value

● An innovative school with excellent facilities

We are looking particularly for someone to work alongside the Home School Link Worker (HSLW) as part of the school's pastoral team in addressing the emotional needs of pupils who require support to overcome the barriers to learning they experience both inside and outside the school, in order that they are able to achieve their full potential.

Echelford is part of the Lumen Learning Trust. For more information about the school or the Lumen Learning Trust itself, please look at our website.

The deadline for applications is Friday 12th July However, please feel free to apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt. We reserve the right to interview/appoint before the closing date.

Salary: PS5 £20,796 - £22,279 (dependent on experience)

Closing date: Friday 12th July 2024

Interviews: W/C 15th July 2024

Start date: Monday 2nd September 2024

To apply please complete the application form; we do not accept CVs.

Lumen Learning Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. To achieve our commitment we will ensure continuous improvement and development of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers


Safeguarding Statement:

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. If you are appointed you will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check. You are required to declare any cautions, convictions, reprimands or final warnings which are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out*), as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended). You are also required to disclose any pending criminal proceedings against you or current police investigations, including those relating to other employment or matters outside work. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from taking up appointment; it will depend on the nature of the offence(s) and their relevance to the post you are applying for. However, should you not declare any of the above and this is subsequently revealed, for example through the DBS check, then this may place your employment in jeopardy. Any information given will be treated in the strictest confidence and with due regard to the ROA and data protection legislation.

Lumen Learning Trust is committed to Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. To achieve this, we will ensure continuous improvement and development of robust Safeguarding processes and procedures that promote a culture of Safeguarding amongst our staff and volunteers. All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references, it is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please note that under safer recruitment practices Lumen Learning Trust cannot accept CVs or letters in place of completed application forms.

We welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

The Echelford Primary School

The Echelford Primary School

Part of Lumen Learning Trust

Lumen Learning Trust