Job Ref No. ECC2162-90S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £13,630.54
Position Start Date: 01/01/2020 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 10/12/2019 Midnight Date of Interviews: 13/12/2019  

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Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Point 5 FTE £19,404, pro rata 32.5 hours per week, term time plus inset £13,630.54

Katherines Primary Academy are looking for a full time Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team in January 2020. The appointment is for a fixed term contract of two Academic Terms (January to July 2020), but subject to service needs may be extended.

Katherines Primary Academy are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our school on a permanent basis. We are looking for a candidate with previous experience working with children. Ideal candidates would be an effective role model that sets high expectations and motivates the pupils to achieve. Applications must be enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Learning Support Assistants (LSA) would work alongside, and individually from class teachers.

Harlow NET Academies offer a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team. Being part of a primary cluster of five schools, staff work in teams to share the responsibility for planning. We have a number of specialist teachers who work across our cluster who offer teachers expert knowledge in Maths, English, PE, Drama, Art and Music.

The school has a dedicated team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do and this is further embedded through our successful relationships with parents, the local community and the other local schools within NET. At NET Academies Harlow we believe in the future development of our teachers, our staff development programme has meant staff are successful in progressing the next stage of their career.

Additional benefits at working at Katherines Primary Academy:

· Additional 13 days school holidays

· Weekly collaborative PPA time with your year group cluster

· Lead practitioner support in English and Maths for planning and teaching

· Individual career programme for all staff

· Children who have a love of learning and a highly motivated staff team

· A caring and happy learning environment

· High expectations and excellent behaviour

· Personalised staff well-being programme

What parents says about our Katherines Primary Academy:

"When people ask me if I am happy with NET I can truly say it was the best thing that happened to my children's education and to our school."Parent 2018

"They have fantastic before and after school clubs, passionate teachers and a great variety of subjects to inspire the children." Parent 2018

"Parents are involved with the school, are invited to come and learn with their children. The holiday club during some half terms is an added bonus." Parent 2018

What our staff say about our Katherines Primary Academy:

"The academy allows me to be part of something larger that makes a difference."

"I very much enjoy working for the academy, because I feel supported, valued and work with a great group of people."

Potential applicants are both welcome and encouraged to visit the academy. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01279 421 495.

Your completed application form should be submitted electronically to or by post to Latton Green Primary Academy, Riddings Lane, Harlow, Essex, CM18 7HT.

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted. We are fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful candidate will be expected to undertake the appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check.

Closing date: Tuesday 10th December 2019

Interviews: Friday 13th December 2019

Information about the School

Welcome to Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery

On behalf of the staff and children, welcome to Katherines Primary Academy and Nursery.

We are a thriving Primary School in a small estate in Harlow and a school that the staff, children, parents and myself are incredibly proud of. Our children display excellent learning behaviours, they embrace each new learning opportunity building on prior knowledge and developing new skills, within a challenging curriculum.

Since coming into post, as Head of School in September 2017, I, along with my dedicated team, ensure that children's well being and voice are at the heart of what we do. We are extremely proud of our academic results, above National Standards in all subjects, for the last two consecutive years. We believe that every child’s learning and development is as individual as they, at Katherines Primary Academy children GROW in our care. Our commitment to each child is that they will leave us as Global citizens, Resilient learners, Outstanding achievers and Well-rounded empowered individuals. This coupled with our '100 things at Katherines' is designed to ensure that we are shaping our children's futures in the most positive way possible. We are confident that our children are equipped to face new challenges in the modern world, ready for their next stage of education in their respective secondary schools and beyond.

We know that the first few years in your child's schooling are fundamental in establishing a positive attitude to learning and being successful in the wider world. Our Early Years (Nursery and Reception) department is a well equipped, high quality provision which sparks curiosity and engagement right from your child's first few moments in school.

Our website aims to give you a small window into our school life; the site is updated regularly to provide as much information as possible for our parent community. We hope that you enjoyed navigating your way around our website and are pleasantly surprised by what you find.

If you have any queries, wish to arrange a school tour (our door is always open) so you can see the school in action or require any information please call our school office who will be delighted to help you.

I look forward to meeting you and your family, working with you to support, nurture and care for your child as they GROW through our school.

Mrs Annette Norris

Head of School

Katherine Primary Academy and Nursery

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.

Information about the school

Contact Information

Sarah Taafe
Brookside, Harlow
Essex, CM19 5NP
Telephone: 01279 421495

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