Learning Support Assistant
Headteacher: Sue Jepson MA, NPQH
Required for September 2020
15 hours per week, term time plus pro-rata INSET days only
Salary: £7,938 per annum
• Do you love working with young children?
• Are you fascinated by the idea of ‘unpicking pedagogy’?
• Can you bring ‘the fun’ in learning?
• Do you get excited by finding creative solutions?
• And would you like to work in the most amazingly enabling environment?
How about joining us? We will induct you and offer you the highest quality professional development. We will make sure that you have a great professional learning experience. You will join a wonderful team and make a difference.
The governors wish to appoint somebody who is motivated to achieve as a Learning Support Assistant, who will work alongside a pupil requiring additional support in a Y3 class. The child is delightful and will benefit greatly from this additional support.
This post is suitable for someone wishing to work school term time hours, or someone wishing to gain experience of working in a school prior to applying for a teacher training course. Very clear guidance, support and training from the school will be offered to the successful applicant. This is a great place to learn. Continuing professional development is one of the strong features of our school and the successful applicant will have the opportunity to acquire and develop new skills. The training we offer is specifically customised so that it is all appropriate for Learning Support practitioners.
We are an exciting, forward looking community school situated one mile from Richmond Park in south west London. We can offer you a beautiful environment with an exceptional area for outdoor learning - including our forest school provision - excellent resources, great children and the chance to work alongside talented, supportive colleagues. We are fully committed to inclusion and the pupils with special educational needs at our school reach very impressive standards. Our academic standards are consistently very high. In addition, we offer a broad, varied and dynamic curriculum experience. We have a very strong commitment to providing exciting opportunities in the arts, music and sport.
Visits to the school are both welcomed and encouraged and can be made by telephoning Steph Dennis, the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One front of house.
An application pack containing further details about this position can be obtained in the same way.
The closing date for applications is: Monday 21st September 2020 at 9am. Applicants who have been shortlisted will be notified on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 by email of details of the next stage of the selection process.
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: Thursday 24th September 2020
At Barnes we take the safeguarding of children extremely seriously. All applications will be thoroughly scrutinised and we will do everything in our power to prevent unsuitable adults from working with our children. All selection processes at our school are designed to identify and reject anyone who is unsuitable for work with children. At least one member of our selection panel will have attended a safer recruitment training course and gained certification. All staff working at Barnes will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before taking up post. There is a culture of ongoing vigilance that ensures children are safe and secure with the adults they come into contact with at all times. References will be sought and checked and all staff are fully aware of the actions they should take if they have any concerns about the behaviour of a fellow staff member towards children.
Barnes Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All posts are subject to an enhanced DBS check.