Learning Support Assistant x2 - Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy
We know just how important it is to think big and to help break those glass ceilings faced by young people today. Together we can encourage our pupils to step out from their comfort zones, build self-esteem and broaden their horizons.
Keen to challenge young people with opportunities they may not even know exists yet? We aim to raise pupils’ aspirations so they begin to believe in themselves and understand that there is no thing holding them back, including where they happen to live or their family’s experience in education.
We are looking for x2 enthusiastic and compassionate Learning Support Assistants to join our friendly, supportive team at Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy. The roles are varied and exciting, some of the main duties are as follows:
- Providing some 1:1 support for pupils in KS2 with SEMH needs at key points in the day
- Providing small group support in class
- Running targeted interventions.
You will primarily be working with pupils in receipt of top up funding or an EHCP within our KS2 group. You may also be required to support medical needs, and experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs, particularly SEMH needs would be advantageous.
The contracts are full time (30 hours per week, Monday to Friday) and are rolling 12 month contracts dependent on pupil top up funding. We require the successful candidates to commence employment on 28/02/2022.
Candidates should hold a relevant qualification for the role ie NVQ level 2 as a minimum along with functioning skills (Maths & English Grade A-C). NVQ level 3 is desirable, however not essential.
For a full description of the role, see the job description and job specification. We encourage you to get in touch with any questions; better still come and see us for yourself! Please contact the main school reception directly to arrange school visits
Our Academy - Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Primary Academy
A high-achieving and caring primary academy in Knowle, Bristol. Our pupils love coming to the academy and feel safe, happy and valued from Reception to Year 6.
Come join our team
Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:
- Ofsted good/outstanding rated, recognised for helping pupils to progress from often low starting points.
- Committed to teacher development through E-ACT’s professional learning program in partnership with leading training providers such as Ambition School Leadership.
- Leading the way in youth mental health through our very own Mental Health First Aid programme - we aim to train every teacher as a mental health first aider.
- A leader in the education sector for outstanding employee bene fits including a generous maternity policy and opportunities for flexible working.
A great place to live and work
Twice named the best city in Britain to live in by The Sunday Times, Bristol is also home to five E-ACT academies. The city has its own unmistakable identity, and has a thriving current and historical arts scene, not to mention some of the country’s strongest green credentials.
Part of the E-ACT family
We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 15,400 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country. E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 25 academies across the length and breadth of England.
Our academies can collaborate and share ideas with one another in ways that schools may not be able to. Most importantly, we all feel part of something much bigger as our responsibilities go far beyond the four walls of a single academy, and extend to people and their communities across the country.
We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.
In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector -leading work -life balance arrangements.
Find out more at www. e-act.org.uk
How to apply
The closing date for applications is Sunday 6th February 2022 at 18:00. Interviews scheduled to take place on 14/02/2022.
Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities form via our recruitment platform Faced.
E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.
E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
All E-ACT academies, the Ambassadors and Headteachers are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, and undergo appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check. We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.