We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our team, the qualities needed for this post are dedication and enthusiasm as well as good social skills and a sense of humour!
Previous experience and qualifications are not essential but we are looking to appoint a person who has a good standard of education and who would be prepared to learn new skills and grow with the role. Knowledge of children with ASD would be preferable but not essential. Please note this position will be reviewed annually subject to continuation of funding. This post would also suit anyone who is thinking of embarking on a career in teaching at some time in the future. SJB is a teaching school and is accredited as a SCITT (School Centre for Initial Teacher Training) which opens up exciting opportunities for those interested in training to teach. The SCITT provides a school led training route to gaining Qualified Teaching Status and our staff at SJB are very supportive of colleagues wishing to pursue this route.
The students supported by the Learning Support Department at SJB are assisted by a team of 16 staff. Some of the staff are attached to core subject departments, others support the students on a 1 to 1 basis. Several of our staff have been at SJB for many years and have a wealth of experience. We believe that the students who come to SJB are very fortunate to be taught in such an outstanding school, and the students who are nurtured by our Learning Support Department achieve amazing results. The staff who are employed in the Department are used in all areas of the curriculum and are encouraged to support the students in other areas of the school e.g. lunch clubs and after school activities. Expectations of students and staff are high. We do not accept poor performance in any area. We expect every child to work to the best of his or her ability at all times and we expect staff to be good role models.
Job title: Learning Support Assistant
Reports to: Head of Learning Support
Hours & Salary: Flexible full-time position (Term Time only)
30 - 35 hours pw to be discussed at interview
Actual Salary £13,672 to £15,952 (PS4.1 £19,072 FTE)
Start date – ASAP.
You are required to carry out the duties of a Learning Support Assistant as set out in the Learning Support Assistant Induction Log and in line with the schools Mission Statement. In particular, you are required to undertake the following responsibilities:
• To support students throughout all key stages and delivery of teaching.
• Contribute to the preparation of support materials for use in departments.
• Contribute to the assessment, recording and reporting of students’ work.
• Attend department, year and staff meetings where appropriate.
• Attend and contribute to student review meetings where appropriate.
• Participate in the school’s observation, appraisal and staff development programmes.
• To carry out any other duties as specified by the Head of Learning Support.
• To keep up with the developments and changes in the Code of Practice.
• Sense of humour
• Work as part of a team
• Initiative and motivation
• Willing to learn
• Able to work under pressure
• Willing to embrace the SJB culture
If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please contact:
Method of appointment:
Closing Date: 2020
Method of Application:
Application form, including statement of application, can be downloaded from eTeach and the SJB website. Full instructions can be found on the application form and pack.
St John The Baptist 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.