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THE COLNE COMMUNITY SCHOOL AND COLLEGE
Learning Support Assistant
Pay Range: Local Government Scale 3 (Point 4-5)
Actual Salary From: £13,046
Start Date: 1st September 2022
Fixed Term up to 5 years
An exciting opportunity has arisen at The Colne Community School and College for a Learning Support Assistant to join our SEND Team.
Our school is a community in which we believe everyone, students and staff alike, should have the opportunity to be nourished and grow. Therefore, we are seeking to recruit a proactive and forward thinking member of staff to enrich the skills and experience already present in our SEND Team. We aim to foster an inclusive culture where everyone is able to learn from each other. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, confident and diligent.
The Colne Community School and College is a member of the Sigma Trust. The Sigma Trust's mission is to be 'Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts' and this is certainly a message that The Colne invests in too. We work closely with other schools within the Trust to improve standards and ensure that we are creating the best environment for our students to learn and our staff to develop.
Our school community is expanding which makes this a particularly unique and exciting time to join our team. We have a brand new teaching block consisting of 8 new classrooms and 4 specialist Design and Technology rooms fully equipped. A further large scale internal refurbishment will be taking place over the 2022/23 academic year which will further improve our school environment for all.
Our ARK values of Aspiration, Resilience and Kindness describe the ethos that flows through our school. We expect all members of staff to feed into our values and lead by example to our students. We believe that every member of staff has the potential to impact on student experience and therefore we encourage our staff, both teaching and support, to immerse themselves in our school culture.
Applications from outstanding professionals who believe they can contribute to our school community are greatly welcomed. If you are willing to invest in us, we will invest in you which we believe makes the experience at The Colne especially exciting.
Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.
Some of your key responsibilities will include:
● To aid the student(s) to learn as effectively as possible and to reach their full potential in whole class, group or individual situations.
● Ensuring the needs of new students are circulated to relevant staff.
● Contribute to reviews of the students' progress.
(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).
We're looking for you if you have:
● GCSE Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent
● Ability to understand and support children with developmental difficulty or disability
● Ability to resolve routine problems independently
Why work for The Sigma Trust, The Colne Community School and College?
We can offer you:
● A Competitive Salary
● Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish
● Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships
● Free tea and coffee available in all team rooms and communal staff room.
● Sociable and friendly staff.
● Staff weekly wellbeing opportunities.
● Staff social events.
Employee benefits include:
● Employee Assistance Programme
● Pension scheme
● Cycle to Work scheme
● Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms
This post is for a fixed term for up to 5 years and is dependent on the funding available, based on specific student enrolment. This post is 30 hours per week, 38 weeks per year + 1 non-pupil day.
For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk
To apply for this post, please apply via the following link.
Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.
Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 28th June 2022
Shortlisting will take place on Wednesday 29th June 2022
Interview date: to be confirmed
The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.
The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.
Information about the School
We are a unique school and college where young people make real achievements. Our school understands and embraces the challenge of change, diversity and innovation and we are committed to developing teaching strategies which enable every student to be a successful learner. Our school is a learning environment that reflects the value we place on young people and their success to ensure that they grow into full participating citizens and have a real sense of their own worth.
The Colne Community School and College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.