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Learning Support Assistants

Dorothy Goodman School
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Term Time
Grade 5 £23,118.00 to £23,505.00
Start Date
21st August 2024
12th July 2024 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
21st August 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1434016

Grade 5 - Learning Support Assistants Required

32.5 or 37 hours per week available

Term time only (39 weeks includes five days training)

Do you want to be part of a vibrant, diverse school community that offers equity of opportunities to a range of children and young people? Do you want to support children and young people to be valued members of the wider community? Do you want to develop children and young people to be successful in learning and life by developing their independence skills? If the answer to these questions is yes then Dorothy Goodman School could be the place for you.

We are currently recruiting for Learning Support Assistants to work with pupils across the school. It 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.

Salary range: Grade 5 £23,118.00 to £23,505.00

(based on experience and expertise/hours worked per week)

32.5 or 37 hours per week available

32.5 hours per week (Actual starting pay £17,379.64)

or 37 hours per week (Actual starting pay £19,786.05)

Term time only (39 weeks includes five days training)

What we need from you:

  • Positivity
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Flexibility
  • Resilience
  • Ability to build positive relationships with a range of pupils

What we can offer successful candidates:

  • Comprehensive induction training that develops skills, knowledge and understanding of a broad range of SEND
  • An understanding of:
    The importance of aspiration for all pupils in education

    Advocacy and how to ‘listen to and hear’ young people

    Teaching and learning strategies that support academic achievement

    Cognition and Learning & Communication and Interaction and strategies to support pupils working at a range of levels

  • Support from:

    Specialised Engagement teams to develop skills to support pupils

    External professionals to develop an understanding of learning and meeting the needs of pupils (working with Educational Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Therapeutic services)

    Committed teams of staff at all levels across the school who understand the needs of pupils

At our school, individual differences are recognised and respected but are never seen as a barrier to achievement. By adapting the curriculum and teaching methods we ensure that our pupils have every opportunity to succeed both academically and socially. We also work with young people who have significant challenging behaviour and with those who have severe medical needs, and so candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring. Our practice is constantly evolving to meet the needs of the school community.

Nurture and respect leading to independence are at the heart of our work and your commitment to our values and ethos as a school are crucial.

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.

Dorothy Goodman School is seeking to promote the employment of disabled people and will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Equalities Act 2010 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.

Dorothy Goodman School 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.

Closing date: Friday 12th July 2024 at 12:00 noon

Interview date: Thursday 18th July

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


Safeguarding Statement:

Dorothy Goodman School 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.
Dorothy Goodman School

Dorothy Goodman School