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Specialist Learning Support Assistant for Children and Young people with Sensory Impairment, including hearing & visual
Salary Scale: Band B - Range 7 to 12
Actual Salary Range: £15,117 to £16,686
Hours: 32.5 hours per week, 8.15am - 3.15pm, term time only (37 weeks)
Required from April 2021
One Year Fixed Term
The Thurrock Sensory Service is looking for a Specialist Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team based at St Clere's School.
We are seeking an enthusiastic and flexible Specialist Learning Support Assistant to work with young people with a vision and/or hearing impairment. This post is based in the Sensory Service Resource base for Key Stage 3 and 4 students at St Clere's School, however you may be required to work across the primary and secondary age range.
Primarily you will provide learning support for pupils with hearing impairment ensuring their inclusion in the classroom and on the playground / sports field. You will also carry out small group intervention sessions within the Resource Base, under the guidance of a Specialist teacher and may be asked to carry specialist equipment for students if necessary.
Experience is desirable, however candidates with a willingness to undertake training will be considered as on the job training and the potential for professional training and development is available. BSL Level 2 preferred.
If you wish to be considered, application forms are available from our website www.st-cleres.thurrock.sch.uk or alternatively please request an application form from:
Contact details: Marie Poole - HR Officer
Tel: 01375 648962
Closing date: 11/04/2021
Interview dates: tba
Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS, medical clearance and satisfactory references.
Information about the School
St Clere’s School is a secondary school and Co-operative Academy with an ethos that promotes excellence for all. Everything we do is underpinned by Co-operative values that guide and develop our students through their education to become successful, responsible and confident adults. We work in partnership with a family of schools including East Tilbury Primary School, Stanford-le-Hope Primary School, Thameside Primary School, Arthur Bugler Primary School and Brentwood County High School. Due to our excellent Science facilities and results, we were awarded Specialist Science College status in 2010. We have since been awarded a second specialism in Sport because of our outstanding amenities and standards.
We have over 1100 students here, who are busy finding out that learning can be enjoyable and will bring them greater opportunities in life. Our well-qualified staff teach with great energy and expertise in an environment that has exceptional standards.
St Clere’s School is located on the edge of Stanford-le-Hope, a short distance from the A13, and is surrounded by a large expanse of playing fields, which enable us to enjoy a vast array of sports. We have a range of facilities including a state of the art Drama studio, an Apple Mac suite, fully refurbished Science labs, Sports Pavilion, 3G all weather floodlit pitch, tennis courts and an exceptionally well-stocked Library with research and quiet study space. In addition, we have classrooms with up-to-date ICT resources, which enhance the teaching for all students and provide a comfortable environment in which to learn.
Our reputation is one of very high academic standards and outstanding pupil conduct. St Clere’s School has gone from strength to strength and the past few years, St. Clere's School pupils have achieved significantly above national results. The Maths department have continued their trend of results, high in the 80s where one third of pupils left with a top grade of 7 to 9. The English department has also mirrored that success with results high in the 80s and significantly above national. Additionally, our progress score continues to be a solid positive and our Ebacc results are above national. Both ICT and separate sciences (Biology, Chemistry and Physics) were 100% A* to C. These results are significantly above national figures and some of the best results in the history of our school, demonstrating: high quality teaching and learning; continuous dedication of staff and the engagement for learning of our pupils. All of this is evident on a daily basis at St Clere’s School.