The Vale Primary School is looking to appoint a 1:1 Learning Support Assistant, ideally with experience of moving and handling, who will play a key role in individual and small group support for identified children with special educational needs, and specifically a child with additional learning needs. The successful individual will support the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of the assigned individual, ensuring they attain the targets set. You will also support the school improvement plan led by the Headteacher, whilst promoting the well-being of staff and children in the school. They will also be expected to undertake Midday Supervisor duties as part of their working day. We believe in lifelong learning and would be interested to hear from candidates who are considering becoming an advanced teaching assistant or trainee teacher in the future.
About The Vale
We are a one form entry primary school serving the area of Langley Vale, Epsom, Headley, Ashtead and Tadworth. Our values underpin everything we do - Value every individual, achievement for all, learner centred education and enjoyment. As an academy within GLF Schools, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources and support in every aspect of school life from learning and teaching to staffing and educational expertise.
What we are looking for
• A 1:1 Learning Support Assistant with experience in supporting children
• Ideally, the successful candidate will have moving and handling experience
• Able to develop an understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of a child whom you are supporting
• Able to develop positive relationships with young children
• Able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour
• Enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team
• Confident and clear communicator with parents
• Flexible with regard to other classroom work
Why work at The Vale
The Vale is a small school with a friendly and supportive staff team. We ensure that our staff are able to build on their skills whilst maintaining a work life balance, that is so essential in teaching. Each person’s contribution is valued and staff feel listened to. We work closely with other nearby schools and within the wider GLF network. There is a strong community culture that is evident throughout the school.
Thrive in a Career at GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.
Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
• Continuous Professional Development
• Work life and family friendly policies
• Flexible Working
• Staff Wellbeing
• Career Pathways and Talent Management
• Staff Benefits
• Community and Collaboration
• Valued Worker Scheme
We are looking to employ someone to cover two contracts within the school
Contract 1 – 1:1 Learning Support Assistant
Hours: 26.25 hours a week (8.45-3.20pm), term time only plus 3 INSET days
Salary - G3/4 £17,322 - £20,523 FTE for 26.25 hours
Actual Salary - £10,657
Contract 2 – Midday Supervisor
Hours: 5 hours a week (included within the 8.45-3.20pm hours), term time only
Salary: G1/2 £16,893 - £16,950 FTE for 5 hours
Actual Salary: £1949
Actual Total Salary - £12,606
Start Date: September 2020
Closing Date for Applications: We will review applications as they are received, and you will be notified if you have been successfully shortlisted for an interview. We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.