Learning Support Assistant
Employer: Nova Primary School
Salary: BG6/BG8 LSA dependant on experience
Contract: Currently a temporary role, with the prospect of full-time hours and a fixed-term contract, pending successful funding application and to be reviewed no later than Term 6 2021
Hours: 20 hours per week, 8:30-12:30 daily (possibility of increase to 31.25 hours 8:30-3:15 daily following results of funding request)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Nova Primary School is focused on shaping tomorrow’s generation, today. We require a highly motivated and skilled Learning Support Assistant to work with a child currently within EYFS with special educational needs. This is a fixed term contract with a review no later than Term 6 2021, based upon funding received from the Local Authority and/or if the child is still attending our setting. You will join a hard-working, committed team of supportive professionals.
The successful candidate will be calm, caring and have a commitment to develop the learning and well-being of children. A high standard of English and maths is required and knowledge/ experience special educational needs, specifically autism, will be important.
We are looking for someone who is creative, can quickly build strong and supportive relationships and accelerate children’s learning and can utilise a range of strategies to help some of our most vulnerable pupils reach their potential, academically as well as socially and emotionally. In your role, you will work both inside and outside the classroom and must therefore be flexible, organised and a good communicator (with both children and staff). You will join a dedicated, highly supportive team who are committed to raising attainment for all and developing the child as an individual.
We would normally encourage potential applicants to visit our wonderful school, however, this is not possible at the moment. We urge you to take a look at our school website and social media feeds, to gain a feel for our school. Should you wish to ask any questions prior to submitting your application, please make contact with the school and a member of the Senior Leadership Team will be happy to speak to you over the phone or via Microsoft Teams.
Application Closing date: Monday 30th November at 9am
Interviews (to be confirmed if via zoom): Thursday 3rd December from 11am
Interviews will be conducted via the online platform “Microsoft Teams”. Details of which will be sent to successful applicants.
Nova 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. An enhanced DBS check is required for the successful applicant.
The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.
We are also committed to securing genuine equality of opportunity, in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.
Nova Primary 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.