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Learning Support Assistant

The Fusion Academy
Barwell, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Term Time
Grade 5 £23,118.00 - Actual starting pay £17379.64
Start Date
21st August 2024
12th July 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
21st August 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1433906

Learning Support Assistants

Required at The Fusion Academy - an expanding school for young people with communication & interaction difficulties/ autism aged 7-19 (key stages 2-5)

Salary: Grade 5, with opportunities for promotion as the school grows

This equates to £17,379.64 per annum

32.5 hours per week Term Time plus 5 days

Start date: August 2024

As a Learning Support Assistant, you will support Teachers and Senior Teaching Assistants in enabling children and young people with communication and interaction needs to succeed at school (supporting KS2 - KS4 children and young people with GCSEs). You will put in place strategies that support pupils to engage in the curriculum and will be responsible for supporting learning activities for individuals and small groups. This will include supporting the emotional needs of our young people as well as their academic needs; preparing resources; and creating a safe, autism friendly environment.

We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who works well with others.

Skills and experience of working with young people who have communication & interaction needs/ autism would be of benefit, however, there will be a full induction programme for new staff and additional training where required. What is important to us is commitment to our overall ethos and approach.This is also an ideal position for someone wishing to work in a school to gain additional experience before following a career in teaching, educational psychology or speech and language therapy.

As a result of their special educational needs, many of our students will struggle with emotional regulation and this can lead to significant challenging behaviours. Candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring.

N.B. During the summer we are running induction training that is provided to all new staff before joining the school. There are 5 days of induction and we have sessions on the following week - you will need to be able to attend this induction week:

● Monday 12th August to Friday 16th August

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

The Fusion Academy shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

Please apply via eTeach.

Closing Date: 12th July at 9:00am

Interviews: Thursday 18th July

Please note - if you have not heard by 16th July 2024 unfortunately you have not been shortlisted. Due to the number of applications we receive we are unable to give feedback to those who are not shortlisted.


Safeguarding Statement:

The Fusion Academy 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.
The Fusion Academy

The Fusion Academy