Learning Support Assistant
Required for October 2021
27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum
Salary Grade 5 £11,987 to £12,501 (£18,933 to £19,314 FTE)
Wigston Academies Trust is looking to appoint dedicated individuals to provide tailored classroom support to our students. You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives, supporting and developing their learning. Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, helping them achieve their full potential.
The successful candidate will be a committed team player, with excellent organisational and communication skills. They will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, across years 7-11, to develop relationships across our school and the Wigston Academy Trust. We welcome applications from experienced LSAs or those with relevant experience and transferable skills.
We value our staff and believe in them. We will offer you appropriate training and support to develop your skills. We offer you a friendly and supportive team of colleagues to work with too.
Do you want to join us? You will come to a school full of enthusiastic, creative and intelligent students. You will find a capable and experienced team of adults that support children’s learning and who are very proud that OFSTED rates our pastoral care as a strength of our schools. We have one non-negotiable: you must be passionate about the care, happiness and learning of the children you’ll work with.
Wigston Academies Trust is a Trust formed of two schools and a pre-school: Wigston Academy (11-16), Wigston College (16-19) and Tiger Tots, led by one Headteacher and an Executive Headteacher based in the Leicestershire town of Wigston. OFSTED rates the behaviour of our children, as well as our leadership and management, as good not just at the Academy but also at the College and in our pre-school too.
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Closing date for applications: 10am, Tuesday, 5th October 2021
Interview date: To be confirmed
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Successful candidates will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check
We are committed to keeping children and young people safe from harm and abuse and to promoting their welfare, and we expect that everyone who comes to work for us will share the same commitment. Fulfilling this responsibility includes making sure that our recruitment process includes a range of measures to identify those who may be unsuitable to work with children and young people. In addition, all roles within the school are covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975, and are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. This post may also be subject to further DBS re-checks at appropriate intervals.