Literacy/Numeracy Support Assistant

Southchurch High School, Southend-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8824736-57S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £8,089 to £8,416
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: 2 April, 2019 Shortlisting Starts:  28/03/2019

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Literacy/Numeracy Support Assistant
Required as soon as possible

£8,089 to £8,416 actual annual salary (Point 3 - 5 Essex Band 2)
19.5 hours per week (Tuesday to Thursday 8.30 am - 3.30 pm) Ÿ term time only

The postholder will work closely with the School's Literacy & Numeracy Co-ordinator/Librarian in providing a complementary service to the teaching staff in the School, addressing the needs of the students who require help to overcome barriers to learning due to low literacy or numeracy levels.

The role will involve:

supporting Literacy and Numeracy to identify students who have low literacy and numeracy levels;
supporting with monitoring the Literacy and Numeracy programmes, working with students across the School;
delivering the handwriting improvement programme;
planning, adapting and monitoring the intervention programmes according to the ability of the students;
supporting the testing of the whole School at beginning and end of academic year;
promoting reading within the School community.

In order to achieve this you will need to have:

a good standard of education (Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);
a commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself;
excellent organisational skills and competence in common IT applications;
strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative;
an enthusiastic, can-do attitude with a good sense of humour.

Closing date: 12.00 pm on Tuesday, 26 March, 2019 (late applications may not be considered)
Shortlisting will take place on Thursday, 28 March, 2019
Interviews to take place on Tuesday, 2 April, 2019

Please visit our website for an Applicant Pack and to download an Application Form. Alternatively contact the School by telephone on 01702 900777 or e-mail with your contact details. Completed Application Forms should be e-mailed to

Southchurch High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment health check questionnaire, satisfactory references and probationary period.

Information about the School

Southchurch High School is an oversubscribed 11-16 mixed comprehensive school. We are fortunate to be housed in a spacious, modern building, one wing of which has been recently refurbished. We have recently moved into our new 4 court Sports Hall. These developments have helped to give the School a very positive future.

Southchurch High School is situated near one of Southend's many attractive Victorian conservation areas. The area benefits from being very close to the lively Southend town centre as well as a short walk from the attractive Cliff Gardens and the seafront.

Southend also benefits from superb transport links, the School is a short walk from Southend East train station on the Fenchurch Street line and Southend Victoria, on the Liverpool Street line, is just a short bus ride from the School. Both rail lines are less than an hour away into London. Southend also benefits from excellent road links and the rapidly developing London Southend Airport which flies to a growing number of destinations throughout Europe.

Southend is a lively thriving town with seven miles of seafront (with a number of Blue Flag beaches), the world's longest pleasure pier (1.25 miles in length!), a busy shopping centre, many diverse places to eat and drink, a world class diving and swimming centre and plenty of cultural offerings including two theatres and a number of museums and galleries.

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.


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Contact Information

Tracy Smith
Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS2 4XA
Telephone: 01702 900777

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