Learning Support Assistant

Southchurch High School, Southend-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8824736-93S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £13,631 to £13,903
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 25/09/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: As advertised  

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Learning Support Assistant
Required as soon as possible

£13,631 to £13,903 actual annual salary (Point 6-7 Essex Scale 4)
30 hours per week (Monday to Friday 8.15 am - 3.15 pm) Ÿ term time only

Our Special Educational Needs (SENDCO) Department, is integral to the ongoing success of the School, and our Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) are a vital part of the team. We are looking for an excellent LSA to help us to empower our KS3 and KS4 SEN students to fulfil their potential.

Are you a recent graduate? Thinking about teaching but not sure if it is for you? Have you considered becoming a Learning Support Assistant? You will gain practical classroom experience and the opportunity to decide if teaching is the route you want to take. We have proven success stories of LSAs entering teacher training programmes.

The role will involve:

Working with individuals or small groups of children in collaboration with teaching staff;
Proactively supporting students with activities designed to enhance numeracy and literacy;
Supporting SEN students in gaining the ability to utilise IT in the classroom;
Promoting positive behaviour, raising esteem and encouraging an aspirational culture;
Working with SEN students to foster their development as independent learners.

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.

This is an exciting time to join our school. Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School. You will become part of a positive, aspirational and fun team that values the contribution of its LSAs.

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential. The School's focus on achievement is the same as at every Partnership Learning School. The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

Training will be provided and you will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.


Please note the School can only consider completed School Application Forms and not CVs alone.

Closing date for applications: Noon on Friday, 25 September, 2020 (late applications may not be considered)
The School reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by close of play on Monday, 28 September, 2020.

Please assume that you have not been successful on this occasion if you have not heard within that time frame.

1st round interviews will take place virtually on Thursday, 1 October, 2020.

Those successful at the 1st round interview will be invited into School for a

2nd round interview on Monday, 5 October, 2020.

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

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
Email: hr@southchurchschool.com

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