Learning Support Assistant
26.67 hours per week, term time only/ fixed term until 31/08/2022
TPLTSS3 £11,853.20 - £12,090.11 (actual salary pro rata)
The Priory Learning Trust is looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to work at our Castle Batch Primary School Academy. This is a very exciting opportunity for an individual who would relish the chance to join us.
Castle Batch is an exciting, forward thinking and dynamic primary academy, which Ofsted judged to be ‘good’ (November 2017). Ofsted said, ‘Castle Batch is an inclusive school, characterised by very good relationships and a caring ethos’. The school has very committed staff who work creatively, in partnership with parents, to enable children to achieve great outcomes. We also place great emphasis on supporting children on a social and emotional level and have a strong ethos of inclusion in relation to our SEND children.
We are part of The Priory Learning Trust, comprising of local primary and secondary schools, enabling us to work closely with a range of practitioners from all phases of education. This is a very exciting time for Castle Batch and a great time to join us.
We are looking for a dedicated professional to support a child with Speech, Language and Social Communication needs on a 1 to 1 basis to enable them to access the full social and academic curriculum.
The successful candidates will need:
• A good standard of education/ three or more GCSEs including maths and English at Grade C minimum or L2 literacy and numeracy
• Some experience of working with children with Speech and Language needs
• Some experience of working with children with Social Communication needs
• Willingness to support children with intimate care needs
• Excellent and effective Communication skills
• First Aid Qualification
• An ability to adapt and respond to the needs of the children
Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed to discuss the role with our SENDCO, Hannah Jones. Please contact Debbie Parker at the school to arrange an appointment.
About The Priory Learning Trust:
TPLT grew from an intent to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, from all backgrounds.
At our heart is a passion to put ‘Students First’ and deliver exceptional education; beyond outstanding for every single child. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence, shared moral purpose and values combined with lots of fun and happiness. We believe that happy schools are also high-achieving, successful schools.
We strive for partnerships between students, families, staff and the wider community to create exceptional student outcomes. We also ‘cherish’ our staff. We believe they are amazing and are passionate to empower them through support, training, and career opportunities. With such brilliant people all aiming for the same goals, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of their background.
TPLT is also a successful Training School Alliance. This has been a great foundation on which to build for excellence. We know that this key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people.
For further information on the benefits of working with The Priory Learning Trust, please see the relevant page on our Careers Hub.
Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
The Priory Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All paid positions which involve working regularly within academies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must declare all convictions (including convictions with Absolute Discharge), cautions or bind-overs you may have, even if they would otherwise be regarded as ‘Spent’ under this Act and where applicable any disqualifications under the Childcare Act.
The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering guide.
This role involves working with children on a daily basis and is therefore in regulated activity.
Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance
Closing date: 02/02/2022
Proposed Interview date: 16/02/2022