Are you an experienced Learning Assistant or ambitious to pursue a career in education? Are you looking for a supportive and engaging working environment, one in which you will be valued and developed? At the GLF Banbury Cluster of Schools (William Morris, Longford Park, Hardwick and Cherry Fields) you will find all of these things and you will be supported by a leadership team judged Outstanding by OFSTED.
GLF Schools is looking for Learning Assistants to work across primary schools in Banbury; our Outstanding school William Morris, Hardwick, Longford Park and the brand new Cherry Fields School. We are looking for Learning Assistants with experience in SEND to join our growing team, having the flexibility to work in class whilst they are likely to support pupils on a one to one basis. They will be expected to support the education and progress of an assigned child who needs additional support with their learning. This role is a full time, term time only position, commencing at the candidates earliest convenience. Candidates need to have the flexibility to work across both schools, as and when required.
About the Banbury Cluster
Consisting of four schools, the Banbury cluster have a collaborative approach towards working, which means the schools can work closely together to provide an outstanding educational experience to the local communities. The schools benefit from being able to share resources and support each other where needed. It will also allow for more opportunities for career progression across the cluster and give you the chance to enhance your professional development.
Longford Park (Nursery to Year 3) and Cherry Fields (Nursery to Reception) are exciting, brand new schools. Hardwick is a fantastic, established one form entry primary school and William Morris is an outstanding, one form entry primary school
What we are looking for
The ideal candidate will be expected to:
• To complement the work of the teaching staff in the classroom by contributing to a range of teaching and learning activities with a child on a one to one or small group basis.
• To assist with planning, preparation and development of work programmes for an individual and prepare resources to support learning activities.
• To monitor and evaluate the child’s progress and report on this to the class teacher.
• To be familiar with the intervention programmes (IEP, PSP, Risk Assessments) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) of the individual and to use this knowledge to inform support of the child.
• To maintain records of intervention: completion of daily log book, upkeep of a personal folder of pupil need, records of 1:1; and to make these available for inspection upon request by the SENDco or other another senior member of staff.
• To work collaboratively as part of a team to ensure that the well-being, social and personal development of the assigned child enhances learning opportunities and life skills.
• To deliver specified work and nurture interventions to the assigned pupil as determined by the SENDCo.
• To develop and uses specialist skills, in for example, literacy, numeracy or science, to contribute to student learning.
• To maintain confidentiality in and outside the workplace.
• To understand and assist in interpreting school policies.
• To promote high standards of behaviour and a good working ethos.
• To develop effective working relationships within the school.
• To contribute to the well-being of children according to our policy.
• To participate in our cycle of professional development
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
• School: Banbury Cluster (William Morris, Longford Park, Hardwick and Cherry Fields)
• Start Date: 1st September 2020
• FTE Salary: G3/4 £17,322 - £20,523
• Pro-rata (actual) Salary: £13,330 - £15,794
• Hours: 8:15am-3:15pm (32.5 hours/week), 39 weeks per year (term time +1)
• Contract: Full Time and Permanent
• Job Expires: Wednesday 20th May 2020
• Interviews: w/c 1st June 2020 (to be conducted virtually)
For more information, please contact the Karen Williams on 01295-641-751.
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.