The Priory Learning Trust is looking to recruit a to work at Learning Support Assistant and Lunchtime Supervisor to work at our Castle Batch Primary School Academy in Weston-super-Mare/Highbridge. This role will suit a candidate who has a passion for working with children with SEND. This role will be working 17.08 hours per week, afternoons from 11.50am- 3.15pm, term time only. This is a fixed term position until 31st August 2022 subject to funding.
Castle Batch is an exciting, forward thinking and dynamic primary academy, which Ofsted judged to be ‘good’ (November2017). 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 continues to be a very exciting time for Castle Batch and a great time to join us.
We are looking for the right candidate to join our inclusive school from September 2021 to work under the direction and supervision of a class teacher or senior member of staff, to support a child with special educational needs within an engaging and busy classroom environment for the afternoon and support them during lunchtime. This is a
top-up funded contract and, as such, could end earlier if the child leaves the school.
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
Working towards or has achieved a NVQ/VRQ Level 2 Teaching Assistant Qualification
• Experience and/or knowledge of successfully supporting children
• Creative and good at thinking ‘outside the box’
• An ability to adapt and respond to the needs of the children
• Good interpersonal skills to communicate with the year group team and parents and children
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 Teaching School Alliance. In 2016 it was awarded the prestigious National Teaching School status - a rare accolade after it fulfilled a wide range of criteria in training teachers and supporting other schools. To become a Teaching School Alliance (TSA), academies must be judged outstanding or good and have a proven track record of delivering exceptional teacher training and supporting other schools. 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.
Benefits of working for The Priory Learning Trust:
• Employee Assistance Programme
• CPD opportunities
• Free onsite parking
• Highly competitive salaries which are reviewed annually
• Discounted gym membership at our Academies
• Discounted Nursery fees at our Academy pre schools
• Pension Scheme
• Flu Jabs
• Generous annual leave entitlement for all year round staff
• 2 week October half term for Teaching Staff and term time only staff
• Amazing career progression and opportunities
• Regular social events
• Employee Benefits Platform
• Cycle to work scheme
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
Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance
Proposed Interview date: 25/08/2021
Castle Batch Primary School Academy 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.