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Learning Support Assistant

Polam Hall School
Darlington, Durham
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
2nd September 2024
2nd July 2024 11:59 PM
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Job ID
Start Date
2nd September 2024
  • Contract Type :Temporary
  • Job ID: 1428900

Polam Hall School - Darlington

Learning Support Assistant

Post is term time only.

Posted: 10th June 2024

Closing date: 2nd July 2024

Interviews held: 9th July 2024

Start date: September 2024 (subject to satisfactory checks)

Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced individual to the following post:

Learning Support Assistant

• 32.5 hrs per week, term time. £16,297 per annum (FTE £22,737)

Very happy to discuss part time working and or job share.

The post requires the Learning Support Assistant to work under the direction of a qualified teacher to:-

• support the delivery of learning for each pupil to enable them to reach their potential, working with individual pupils or small groups or within a whole class setting to support the delivery of high standards of teaching and learning and pupil progress.

• actively uphold the values and ethos of the school in all interactions with pupils, and to model the behaviours expected of pupils.

• respond to the specific learning needs of the pupil(s).

• be proactive in managing pupil behaviour and supervise pupils at lunch and break times as required.

A level 3 qualification in Supporting Teaching and Learning, or equivalent qualification, is desirable.

This is a temporary (on going) post linked to support children in receipt of an EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan). Classroom based work is anticipated as part of this role, including wider provision for any pupils who need support to access the curriculum.

Candidates ideally will have experience of supporting children of both junior and secondary school age.

Our School:

Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 years all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust and delighted to have been rated Good by Ofsted in October 2021 and strives to be Outstanding upon their return. We have 790 pupils on roll with 1.5 form entry in our Primary Phase whilst over the last two years our secondary phase has increased from three to four forms of entry. Polam Hall is a school with a unique and long history, which today is proud to be a fully comprehensive school serving the young people of Darlington. Our mission is to educate the whole child, developing leadership, compassion, character and academic ambition, through the combination of our Academic and Concordia Crescimus curricula. We have high expectations and aspirations for every member of our school community.

Polam Hall is a community where staff and students work together for common goals. We make every effort to develop our staff team, offering professional development opportunities and the chance to be part of a wider Trust, yet retaining the friendly atmosphere of a small school. We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic people to join our team, who have children at the heart of their practice and who will help us to drive forward our aim: to deliver an outstanding education to every single one of our pupils.

Visits to the school are welcome and can be arranged by the Administration Team, please contact school reception.

Please note you should use the supporting statement section of the application form to clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements outlined in the person specification. The information in this section will be used to shortlist applicants for the role and therefore it is important that you provide enough detail to give a full picture of your skills and experience and what you can contribute to teaching and learning at Polam Hall.

Polam Hall School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


Safeguarding Statement:

Polam Hall 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.
Polam Hall School

Polam Hall School

Part of Woodard Academies Trust

Woodard Academies Trust