Learning Support Assistant

Barnes Farm Junior School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC2839-85S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Points 4-5
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 15/09/2021 4pm Date of Interviews: w/c 20 September 2021  

Job Description

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Learning Support Assistant

LSA Scale 3 Points 4-5 contract

10 hours per week - Afternoon LSA (1:00pm - 3:00pm)

MDA Scale 2 Points 2-3 contract

6.25 hours a week MDA (11:45am-1:00pm)

Tern time + 5 INSET days (39 weeks)

Start ASAP until 31/8/2025 4 Year Fixed Term Contract

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, and hard-working Learning Support Assistant and Midday Assistant to support the physical, emotional, and academic needs of children within our school.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a calm, patient and positive approach to working with children including those with learning, medical or behavioural difficulties.
  • Show some understanding of a therapeutic approach to supporting children (additional training provided).
  • Be able to work as part of a team, under the direction of the class teacher, as well as being able to show initiative.
  • Have a commitment to helping children of all abilities reach their full potential.
  • Hold at least a grade C in Maths and English at GCSE level (or equivalent).
  • Have previous experience as a teaching assistant in the primary setting or other phase
  • Have school based ICT experience or be willing to develop their skills.
  • Be committed to making an impact on our children's education.
  • Have an understanding or awareness of SEN issues.
  • Have the ability to liaise closely with class teachers to deliver the National Curriculum and specific interventions.
  • Work well within a team to support successful lunchtimes as part of our Midday Assistant Team.
  • Be kind and courteous to all.

We can offer you:

  • A friendly, supportive and welcoming school.
  • Hard-working and experienced teachers and support staff.
  • The opportunity to develop your skills through regular CPD.

This is an exciting opportunity to actively contribute to Barnes Farm Junior School. We would like our applicant to be someone who appreciates, values and supports the positive and therapeutic ethos of our school; be committed to providing the best educational opportunities for all children; demonstrate excellent teaching and learning with high expectations of pupil attainment; demonstrate a willingness to participate in all aspects of school life.

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. Please call the School Office to make an appointment with Mrs Walker to view our school in action.

Closing Date: 4pm Wednesday 15th September 2021
Interviews to be held Week commencing 20th September 2021

The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is committed within its schools to:

· Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual and cultural development of children and young people;

· Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of different backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;

· The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs

and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share in this commitment.

As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from colleagues from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds and people that identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender plus (LGBT+) as these groups are currently underrepresented in our trust.

In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on an application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Chelmsford Learning Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the School

Our mission is to inspire and educate.

Barnes Farm Junior School is at the heart of an improving and busy learning community. In order for every child to be safe, to learn and to be heard we uphold the following values:

Be Positive Be Respectful Be Responsible

Our motto is 'Aim High Fly Higher' and we endeavour to model this in everything we do.

In July 2018, we converted to an academy as a founding member of The Chelmsford Learning Partnership, a newly formed Multi-Academy Trust consisting of 2 secondary schools, 4 primary schools and one all through school in the Chelmsford/Essex area.

You can also follow us and our achievements on Twitter @barnesfarmjnr

Mr R McTaggart - Head Teacher

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Amanda Balcomb
Barnes Farm Junior School
Henniker Gate
Chelmer Village, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 6QH
Telephone: 01245 467973
Email: admin@barnesfarm-jun.essex.sch.uk

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