Learning Support Assistant (LSA)

Maltings Academy, Witham

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Job Ref No. ECC8816907-226S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £17,007 - 17,681 per year
Position Start Date: 21/01/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/01/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: 15/01/2019  

Job Description

Download printable version £17,007- £17,681 pro rata, £11,849-£12,319 actual salary

30.5 hours per week, 39 working weeks (term time plus five non-student days)

Maltings Academy is graded 'Outstanding' and has a state of the art new building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff alike. Staff benefits include a Health Cash Plan and Local Government Pension Scheme. Academy staff also receive discounted membership at Witham Leisure Centre.

Our team of Learning Support Assistants support students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in mainstream classes and small groups to help students achieve their full potential.

The successful candidates will have:

a good understanding of SEND and experience working with children with learning difficulties or disabilities
excellent literacy and numeracy skills including Maths and English GCSE at A-C (or equivalent)
ability to motivate and encourage students
excellent communication skills
good IT skills including Microsoft Office or G-Suite
The hours of work are Monday 8.30am-3.30pm and Tuesday to Friday 8.30am-3pm, 39 weeks per year (term time plus five non-student days). There are two compulsory induction training sessions for all new starters which take place on Mondays from 3.15 - 4.30pm.

This position is initially based at Maltings Academy. However, as we work closely with our sister academy, New Rickstones Academy (also in Witham), all new contracts are to work across both academies.

This role presents an exciting opportunity for applicants who have a degree (or are studying for a degree), as you gain experience to potentially develop a career within teaching. A number of our support staff have progressed to our School Direct Teacher Training programme - for further information on this programme, please contact Jodie Day on 07825 330 257.

Please feel free to contact Lisa Shannon, SENDCO for an informal discussion about the post - lshannon@maltingsacademy.org / 01376 512 911 extension 1213.

AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life. Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.

Our values are:

Be unusually brave
Discover what's possible
Push the limits
Be big-hearted

We offer:

Excellent career prospects across the network, with a culture of looking to promote from within
Access to CPD to enable you to grow and develop in your role
Local Government Pension Scheme
Something we take very seriously is staff WELLBEING. That's why we have partnered up with BHSF to provide support and employee benefits, such as a health cash plan scheme to support healthcare, discounted gym membership and a employee assistance programme


This is a permanent position and is required to commence January 2019.

Closing date: Monday 14 January 2019.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. Candidates are advised to carefully consider the Supporting Statement section of the application form, explaining clearly how they meet the requirements of the person specification. You must provide professional references with business contact information covering the last five years.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Find your remarkable, apply todayhttps://bit.ly/2KHx3WM

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements. Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details.

Information about the School

Maltings Academy in Witham, Essex is oversubscribed and graded Outstanding by Ofsted. A state of the art new building offers fantastic facilities for both students and staff alike.

Benefits of working at New Rickstones include: - BHSF Health Cash Plan - BHSF Network Benefits - Childcare Vouchers - Talent Referral Scheme (incentive paid to new employee and referrer) - Local Government Pension Scheme (Support Staff) / Teachers Pension - Discounted membership at Witham Leisure Centre and other local centres within the Fusion group - Referral Scheme - Excellent catering provided by CucinA - Free tea and coffee - Free car parking - 3 days of CPD may be completed as twilight sessions/overtime to shorten term times - School Direct Teacher Training with excellent support for Teacher Trainees and NQTs

As an Investors in People organisation, we have been very successful at developing teachers and leaders with progression both within and beyond the academy. A number of support staff have also progressed to undertake their teacher training with us and have moved on to teaching roles.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Karen Lawson
Maltings Academy
Spinks Lane, Witham
Essex, CM8 1EP
Telephone: 01376 512 911 x1325
Email: hr@maltingsacademy.org

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