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Job Ref No. ECC2116-91S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Point 5 FTE £19,404, pro rata 32.5 hpw £13,630.54
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 09/06/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: 10/06/2019 Shortlisting Starts:  09/06/2019

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Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Point 5 FTE £19,404, pro rata 32.5 hours per week, term time plus inset £13,630.54

Abbotsweld Primary Academy are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team in September 2019.

Abbotsweld Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our school on a permanent basis. We are looking for a graduate and/or candidate with previous experience working with children (level 3 and a minimum Grade C in English and Maths GCSE). Ideal candidates would be an effective role model that sets high expectations and motivates the pupils to achieve. Applications must be enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Learning Support Assistants (LSA) would world alongside, and individually from class teachers.

This opportunity would be ideal if you are looking to further your career and would like to progress in becoming a teacher in the future.

Harlow NET Academies offer a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team. Being part of a primary cluster of five schools, staff work in teams to share the responsibility for planning. We have a number of specialist teachers who work across our cluster who offer teachers expert knowledge in Maths, English, PE, Drama, Art and Music.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other local schools within NET. At NET Academies Harlow we believe in the future development of our teachers, our staff development programme has meant teachers are successful in progressing the next stage of their career.

Additional benefits at working at Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

· Additional 13 days school holidays

· Weekly collaborative time with your year group cluster

· Subsidised accommodation

· Opportunities for overseas school visits as part of our international programme

· Individual career programme for all staff

· Children who have a love of learning and a highly motivated staff team

· A caring and happy learning environment

· High expectations and excellent behaviour

· Personalised staff well-being programme

· Outstanding Leadership & Management, Ofsted 2017

What Ofsted says about Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

"Teachers and teaching assistants work closely together. They plan a good range of learning opportunities for children, covering all the areas of the early years curriculum. The environment, both indoors and outdoors, is attractive and interesting for young children. For example, children are provided with physical activities that give them the opportunity to learn to manage risks safely."

"The executive headteacher has made an enormous contribution to the improvements in this school in the two and a half years that she has been in post. She uses the 'fire in her belly' and her very high aspirations to continually and doggedly pursue excellence in every aspect of school life. The executive headteacher has a very clear vision for the future development of the school, based on a thorough understanding of what works in education and how children learn."

"High aspiration pervades leadership at all levels at Abbotsweld. Some leaders 'belong' to the school, while others 'belong' to the hub. This makes no difference. The vision and the passion to provide the best possible education remain the same. The school has improved enormously and continues to improve rapidly as a result."

"Pupils behave very well, both in their lessons and during less-structured parts of the day. A consistent approach by all staff means that pupils always know what is expected of them."

"The school benefits from working collaboratively with the other schools in its 'hub'. The shared lead practitioners have a clear impact on improving the quality of teaching."

"The school's culture of continual development means that teaching is always improving. Teachers are given excellent opportunities to develop their own practice."

What parents says about our Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

"I think Abbotsweld has come so far I'm proud to say my child attends here, no concerns go missed and communication is at a high very happy parent."

"I think the teachers are lovely and caring that I have met, and I am happy with the majority of the school. My child likes his teachers a lot. And since being at abbotsweld has progressed and now has a keen interest in maths."

"My child and family are happy with school."

"It is a very good school."

"Excellent school - Great leadership - Please keep it up."

"Great school in my opinion. Thank you to all at Abbotsweld."

"Chloe is loving the additional hours at school and often likes to do after school clubs."

"My son's concentration and learning has sky rocketed because of the extended school day."

"Maximising learning time benefits my child's education & also allows me to work longer hours. It's an excellent way of preparing our children for their next education steps."

What our staff says about our Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

"The academy allows me to be part of something larger that makes a difference."

"I very much enjoy working for the academy, because I feel supported, valued and work with a great group of people."

Potential applicants are both welcome and encouraged to visit the academy. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01279 630 120.

Your completed application form should be submitted electronically to or by post to Latton Green Primary Academy, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT.

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Sunday 9th June 2019

Interviews: Week of Monday 10th June 2019

Information about the School

Welcome to Abbotsweld Primary Academy, 'Where pupils find a Sense of SELF'

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to our school community. We are an aspirational school devoted to pupils reaching academic success, having positive wellbeing and great physical development. We motivate pupils to flourish through our curriculum, which includes our bespoke Sense of SELF Programme, Pupil Athlete Pathway and STAC (Sensory Theraphy Activity Challenge).

Pupils at Abbotsweld further succeed by taking advantage of our enrichment programme whether it be political debate, performing on stage, playing out on the sports field, being a part of pupil voice programmes, leading a charitable activity or through one of the many more clubs available.

Throughout every pupils' time at Abbotsweld they will work so that they can leave us with a full grasp of who they are through our values:

Academic Success - Positive Wellbeing - Physical Development

Collaboration - Continuous Improvement - Community

Please do contact us to find out more and book a visit. More information about all of the above can be found within the website.

Mrs Katherine Benson Head of School, Abbotsweld Primary Academy

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

Sarah Taaffe
Latton Green Primary School, Riddings Lane, HARLOW
Essex, CM18 7HT
Telephone: 01279 421 567

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