SEN Learning Support Assistant

Iceni Academy Connected Learning MAT, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC2131-66S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/05/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: TBA  

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Required: ASAP/September 2022

We are looking to appoint a SEN Learning Support Assistant to work at Iceni Academy this is to support a year 4 pupil with ASD, joint hypermobility and other support needs.

Working hours are 28.75 hours per week. The working pattern is 8.30am to 3.00pm Monday - Friday.

Salary Scale 3 point 4, 43.3 weeks per year (term time only, plus holiday entitlement) Actual salary, £12,430 per annum.

SEN LSA positions are fixed term with hours and contract linked to support pupils for the duration of their education within our school.

We are looking for a patient, caring person to support this child whilst in school. Experience of working with SEN needs pupils would be an advantage.

Some experience of working with a primary style curriculum or a willingness to gain experience in this area is essential. Previous experience of working as an LSA is also desirable.

It is essential that you have GCSEs (grades A-C) in both Maths and English, or hold equivalent qualifications in this area.

Successful applicants will join our friendly, caring and highly competent team of learning support staff.

Iceni Academy are committed to ensuring the children at our school are safe, happy and have opportunities to excel by providing an excellent learning environment and a well-planned broad and balanced curriculum.

The school received a 'Good' Ofsted outcome in 2018 and then achieved two years of SATS results that were significantly higher than national. All staff are extremely proud of our children's achievements and are very excited to continue our upwards journeyafter the disruptions that occurred in the previous two years.

We are particularly excited to be developing active, independent learners across the school, through our active practical curriculum and the use learning outside of the classroom and developing pupils' oracy skills across the curriculum.

Connected Learning Trust Mission: Children first in an active environment

Connected Learning Aims are:-

Collaborative, meaningful partnerships
Outstanding leadership
Nurturing environments where children feel safe to learn
Networks across the communities
Equality of opportunities in inclusive schools
Culture of continuous professional development for all
Tolerance and respect for everyone
Effective teaching and learning
Dedicated professionalism

Life skills to prepare children for their future
Every child matters
Aspirational, active learners enjoying and achieving
Resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness, resourcefulness, research
Negotiated behaviour improvement, respecting all
Interacting with technology
Next steps learning
Golden goals, gifts and talents

Please contact Michelle Smith, HR Manager at for further information or to arrange a visit to the school.

Connected Learning Multi-Academy Trust are committed to:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social 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;
  • Promoting 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 this commitment. It is recognised that this can only be achieved through sound procedures, good inter-agency co-operation and the recruitment and retention of competent, motivated employees who are suited to, and fulfilled in the roles they undertake.

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

Michelle Smith
Gloucester Avenue
Shrub End, Colchester
Essex, CO2 9AZ
Telephone: 01206 573807

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