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We seek to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to work in our iMatter Centre to enhance the learning of students who have a wide range of social and emotional needs. Applicants must be friendly, enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage.
The iMatterCentre will provide individual and personalised support for students who cannot access a full curriculum offer. This may be for a variety of needs: mental health, medical, emotional or behavioural.
Students accessing the centre will have individual learning plans and timetables that will be continually reviewed and modified, with the purpose of aiming for a full integration in the school with full curriculum participation.
While attending the centre, these children will be following English and Maths curriculums, RSHE and PE sessions and specialised support for their individual needs. It is envisaged that outside agencies will be heavily involved and used to support the children with more complex needs.
The support received in the centre will have a direct benefit for the students attending, and indirectly support the other students in the school, as this intense support will not detract from the high levels of focus in lessons in the main school.
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Information about the School
The Deanes is a small secondary school where each and every one of our students can feel happy, respected and known as an individual within our safe and accepting community. We aim to create a positive and respectful environment for all members of The Deanes, with consistently high expectations and standards. Our curriculum caters for individual strengths and needs, enabling every student to make outstanding progress and provide them with extensive opportunities for personal development.
The well-being of our staff is a high priority. All staff at The Deanes have access to high quality training to further develop their teaching practice. Staff can take advantage of free gym membership and we are fortunate to have an onsite children’s nursery which may be able to accommodate your childcare needs.
In September 2021 the school joined the South East Essex Academy Trust, which comprises 7 local primary and secondary schools, who form a collaborative multi academy trust.
The Deanes is well situated in South East Essex, with good links to public transport. We are situated within ten minutes of Benfleet and Rayleigh Rail Stations, where a 45 minute train journey will take you into London. There is also ample car parking onsite.
The Deanes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to DBS clearance.