Learning Support Assistant

Winter Gardens Academy, Canvey Island

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Job Ref No. ECC3838-90S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5-6
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 02/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 7th June 2024  

Job Description

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School: Winter Gardens Academy

Position: Learning Support Assistant

Contract: Fixed term, ending 31st August 2025

Hours per week: 28 hours 30 minutes per week (38 weeks - Term time only)

Scale: 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £15,101.82 to £15,354.37 (Depending on experience)

Application Closes: 2nd June 2024 Midday

Interview Date: 7th June 2024

Start Date: 2nd September 2024

Winter Gardens Academy is a welcoming school where all pupils are valued and nurtured. As one of five primary schools in our Multi Academy Trust (South Essex Academy Trust), we firmly believe in collaboration at all levels which has enabled us to create a highly effective team of staff and instil the value of 'working together' in our children.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual, who enjoys using their own initiative as well as working as part of a team. Working 28 hours 30 minutes per week; Monday to Friday, term time only.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you:

· Have good literacy and numeracy skills with GCSE English and Maths grades A-C (4 and above).

· Are educated to NVQ Level 2 in learning support / early years or equivalent qualification or experience.

· Have proven experience working with children in a school or early year setting.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills,enabling you to effectively interact with both children and adults.

· The ability to overcome communication barriers and build rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

· Have an understanding of the importance of social and emotional well-being and a commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

· Are Adaptable to work within a small,specialised team supporting children with diverse needs.

· Effective organisational and interpersonal skills,enabling you to manage tasks efficiently and collaborate effectively with colleagues.

· The ability to work independently and take initiative,taking pride in your work and consistently seeking opportunities to contribute to the team's success.

· The ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain composure in challenging situations

What we can offer you:

· Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· A dynamic and collaborative team of leadership who are dedicated and committed to the success of pupils and staff alike.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· An additional week's holiday in October resulting in a 2-week break during this term.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01268 699305, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job opportunity early.

Winter Gardens Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' button to complete our application form. Once completed please send to our Recruitment department at recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Job Description and Person Specification is also included in the attachments.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Information about the School

We are a friendly, happy and caring school and are looking for a candidate who will contribute to our very effective learning environment.

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

Vicky Merrell
Westwood Academy
Beresford Close
Hadleigh, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467
Email: recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk