Learning Support Assistant

Paxman Academy, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC0-151S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Spine 4-5
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/06/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Paxman Academy

Learning Support Assistant

Pay: LGS Scale 3 Point 4-5

Actual Salary: £14,441 - £14,731

Hours/Weeks: 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (term time only plus INSET days. )

The start for this post is 1st September 2022

Due to the continuing growth of the school, an exciting opportunity has arisen for a caring individual to become a member of our SEND team. Your role will be to support students with various SEND needs to provide specialist provisions to overcome their barriers to learning.

Paxman Academy opened to Year 7 students in September 2019 and is a co-educational, fully comprehensive 11-16 Academy with a PAN of 180. It is a heavily oversubscribed school which is held in high regard in the community.

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.

We're looking for you if you have:

● A good standard of education (ideally Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);

● A commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself;

● Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative;

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Role Specification).

What we can offer:

● A competitive Salary;

● Employee benefits: Pension Scheme, Holiday Pay, Employee Assistance Programme;

● A full continuous Professional Development Programme;

● Training Opportunities through our membership of The Sigma Trust.

Additional Information:

For additional information about our school, please visit The Sigma Trust website http://www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To apply for this role, please visit the URL link provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l81bd0nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybS58NDF8Mjg3MjgxfDF8fEZhbHNlfDIxMjJ8MTUyNzYyNHww?i=asam2VC8Nzk%3d

Please note that applications can only be accepted on the attached Sigma Trust Application form.

Closing Date: Midday Thursday 30th June 2022

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. A disclosure/status check will be sought from the Disclosure and Barring Service for the successful candidate.

Information about the School

Paxman Academy opened in September 2019 and admitted 180 Year 7 students in the first year.

Paxman Academy is committed to providing an ordered, stimulating learning environment in which all students are encouraged to achieve their best. It is determined that all students should be valued through the provision of a broad, relevant, balanced and challenging curriculum that caters for individual needs; this is encouraged within an atmosphere of mutual respect. The Academy recognises its role within the broader community. It is determined to maintain a STEM focus throughout the curriculum and across extended learning opportunities. It identifies learning as a lifelong process and values the contribution made by parents and others to the creation of a partnership. Within this partnership, and through learning opportunities provided, students will develop skills, attitudes and values that prepare them to accept the challenges and responsibilities of adult life.

Paxman Academy embraces the values of The Sigma Trust to ensure that all students will fulfil their potential and transform life chances for all.

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

Sigma Trust HR Team
Paxman Avenue, Colchester
Essex, CO2 9DQ
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: pax.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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