Polam Hall School - Darlington
Learning Support Assistant
Post is term time only.
Posted: 21st September 2020
Closing date: 2nd October 2020 (Midday)
Interviews held: w/c 5th October 2020
Start date: as soon as possible (subject to satisfactory checks)
Polam Hall School wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and experienced candidate to the following post:
Learning Support Assistant
32.5hrs per week. Over 5 days £12,891 per annum (FTE £18,065).
Willing to discuss part time working based on a job share, (please state in application what you can commit to).
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 child(ren) in receipt of an EHCP (Education and Health Care Plan).
Candidates ideally will have experience of supporting children of secondary school age.
Polam Hall School is a 4 – 16 all-through academy and is part of Woodard Academies Trust. We have 750 pupils on roll, with two forms of entry in our Primary Phase and three forms in our Secondary Phase. 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 can be arranged after teaching hours. If you would like to visit or to discuss the post further please contact Marie Herbert, SEND Manager:
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.
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.