WHO WE ARE
Pimlico Primary (an Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ school) is a state-funded primary school based in the heart of Westminster in central London. We are part of Future Academies, a Multi-Academy Trust which includes three primary schools and six secondary schools in and around London. We are motivated by a mission of social change and reducing educational inequality: our school and Trust are unique in our approach to a knowledge-rich curriculum, and in our strong emphasis on raising children’s aspirations and outcomes through the teaching of classical and traditional subjects. Our children study a bespoke curriculum developed by writers at our Curriculum Centre, which places a focus on developing their cultural literacy and their awareness of the forces, words and events that have shaped our society today. We subject-specialise at primary level, meaning that our primary children are taught by several different subject experts, as they would be in the private sector. Pimlico serves children from the most socially deprived communities: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking a dedicated, bright and experienced individual to join our team and support children with additional needs within EYFS. This is an exciting role for an already experienced LSA to develop a curriculum; to advise and to support our EYFS support staff team; and to complete direct work with our children with the greatest levels of special educational need within the Early Years.
Key Roles and Responsibilities
- Show leadership when working with Teaching Assistants within the Early Years, co-planning content with the class teachers and providing constructive feedback to develop practice;
- Support the complex children within our local Trust primary schools;
- Create, suggest and/or share resources that Teaching Assistants will be able to use within their practice;
- Plan for children’s learning in a manner that is closely matched to the learning abilities of the pupils and to the desired outcomes within pupils’ EHCPs;
- Work with the Early Years Lead and the SENDCO to track progress against appropriate assessment benchmarks;
- Plan and deliver teaching sessions that offer key students the chance to experience aspects of learning alongside their mainstream peers;
- Show commitment to working in partnership with teachers, learning and helping to implement the knowledge-led curriculum;
- Support the school’s aims and objectives for teaching and learning;
- Show flexibility, innovation and intelligence in responding to the needs of the pupils and school as a whole;
- Find opportunities for meaningful inclusion where possible, for learners with the greatest level of SEND;
Successful candidates will:
- have experience of working within primary education;
- have an understanding of assessment systems for children working below National Curriculum assessment;
- have experience of working with children with a range of SEND;
- be confident planning and delivering appropriate lesson content;
- have excellent communication skills, and the ability to plan and prioritise effectively;
- have the ability to liaise with parents and families of pupils on the SEND register;
- be organised, energetic and self-directed.
WHY CHOOSE US?
- Access to our Outstanding Future Training SCITT programme. Future Training is one of the country’s top providers of Teacher training as per the Good Teacher Training Guide 2017 and is rated “Outstanding” by Ofsted.
- The chance to make a difference to children’s lives. Pimlico Primary serves children from the most socially deprived communities: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.
- Fast career progression. Because knowledge and intelligence, rather than length of service, are lauded and rewarded at Pimlico Primary, teachers and support staff can quickly take up great responsibility.
- Excellent CPD. The Trust is knowledge-centric and encourages CPD at all levels with excellent opportunities for swift career progression, within the Academy and Trust. This includes Leadership Development opportunities.
- Knowledge-rich staff team. You will be working with a supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment with excellent resources. Being part of a Trust of schools enables you to share knowledge across a wider range of educational professionals.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in applying to the post of EYFS HLTA at Pimlico Primary, please complete the attached application form no later than 9am on Wednesday 09th December 2020.
Alternatively, if this role is not quite what you are looking for, feel free to browse through our Trust wide vacancies and register your details to our Talent Pool which can both be found on our website under “Current Vacancies”.
We look forward to receiving your application.
Future Academies reserves the right to interview and appoint prior to the advert closing date.
Pimlico Primary 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.