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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
Longwood Primary Academy & Nursery are looking for a full time Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team in September 2019. The Learning Support Assistant will be based in Key Stage One with intervention (small group work).
Longwood Primary Academy & Nursery are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our school on a permanent. 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 staff are successful in progressing the next stage of their career.
Additional benefits at working at Longwood Primary Academy & Nursery:
· 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
Longwood Primary Academy & Nursery's recent achievements:
2019 Finalists TES Healthy School of the Year
2019 Place2Be Primary Community
2018 TES Employer of the Year
2018 GOLD status for mental health, anti-bullying & school games
2017 OUTSTANDING leadership, behaviour and welfare
What Ofsted says about Longwood Primary Academy & Nursery:
"The quality of teaching has improved markedly and the quality of care and contribution to pupils' well-being is excellent."
"The school's work to provide care and support to enable pupils to flourish is exemplary."
"There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at the beginning and end of the school day, contributing to the school's 'the mind, body and soul experience'."
"The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is outstanding."
"The school strongly promotes pupils' physical well-being. Pupils understand how to stay healthy."
"The headteacher and his deputy make a highly effective team. Together with other leaders, they have galvanised staff, pupils and parents to support the school's rapid improvement under his leadership. For example, a parent told inspectors that, 'The school has improved and the headteacher is fab.' Very nearly all parents responding to Ofsted's online questionnaire, Parent View, agree that the school is well led and managed and would recommend the school. Staff are very positive about the current leadership and management of the school."
"Leaders of the MAT and the headteacher have a vision for the school, which staff share. There is a clear culture of hard work and excellent behaviour throughout the school."
"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding."
What Ofsted says about NET Academies Trust:
"Strong and purposeful leadership is galvanising staff, raising expectations and transforming the culture of the school. Other senior leaders share your ambitious vision for the school."
"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." OFSTED 2017
What parents says about our Longwood Primary Academy & Nursery:
"Fantastic school couldn't recommend a better school- sheer perfection." Parent
"The school's focus on emotional intelligence and building social skills is hugely beneficial to my child." Parent
"Longwoodhas developed my confidence and resilience in so many different ways." Pupil
"Parents are remarkably positive about all aspects of the school and very nearly all would recommend it. The reputation of the school has risen and, as a result, pupil numbers are increasing." Ofsted
What our staff says about our Longwood Primary Academy & Nursery:
"I feel like it is an incredibly supportive working atmosphere where people want the best for one another and go out of their way to do their best for both staff and pupils. It is pupil driven which is why I particularly agree with the academy's attitude towards priorities."
"The academy allows me to be part of something larger that makes a difference."
"Staff and pupils feel that we are all part of one family that help and support each other."
"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 school. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01279 866 155.
Your completed application form should be submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery – a school that provides children with an inspirational learning experience.
Since opening in January 2015, we have developed a thriving, successful community where children’s voices are heard and their interests nurtured. We are proud of our academic results and our achievements. The challenging curriculum we provide for all pupils is unique and, as you will see, something that builds lifelong character and resilience – in preparation for the workplace.
The recent Ofsted inspection verified that we are a Good School with Outstanding ‘Leadership and Management’ AND ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’. They reported the following in November 2017:
"The quality of teaching has improved markedly and the quality of care and contribution to pupils’ well-being is excellent."
"Parents are remarkably positive about all aspects of the school and very nearly all would recommend it. The reputation of the school has risen and, as a result, pupil numbers are increasing."
"The school’s work to provide care and support to enable pupils to flourish is exemplary."
"There is a wide range of extra-curricular activities at the beginning and end of the school day, contributing to the school’s ‘the mind, body and soul experience’."
"The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding."
"The school strongly promotes pupils’ physical well-being. Pupils understand how to stay healthy."
Our building, constantly evolving like our learners, provides an exceptional learning environment. Our pupils, taking pride in all they do and displaying excellent behaviour and attitudes to their learning, are a credit to our outstanding and committed staff.
I am proud of the school and the consistent efforts and initiative used to provide the very best opportunities for the children of our school. Our 70 things at Longwood is designed to give your child not only an education to scaffold their future but experiences that shape them as a strong person, belonging to something special.
Our wellbeing system, coupled with high quality teaching in pursuit of academic excellence, provides children with a place in which they can thrive as individuals – feeling safe and secure.
We know that providing a child with the building blocks very early on is fundamental to their success. Our outstanding Early Years facilities are designed to ensure the best possible outcomes before starting Year 1.
Visits to the school are encouraged – our door is always open. I look forward to meeting you and working with you, together enabling your child to look towards bright future.
Head of School, Longwood Primary Academy and Nursery