Lead Learning Support Assistant

Glenwood School, Benfleet

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Job Ref No. ECC7054-374 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 5 £16,889 - £17,764
Position Start Date: 17/06/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 09/06/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: WC 10 June 2024  

Job Description

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"Igniting the flicker into a flame"

Lead LSAs take an influential role within our dedicated and dynamic Class Teams. Supporting teachers in developing each young person's transformational journey and leading the team in guiding each step along the way.

Glenwood is an amazing place to be for both learners and staff. We aim for nothing but the best in support of our learners and our mission is to be transformational. Our model is deeply rooted in making progress that is meaningful for learners and their families.

The successful candidates will a be professional who recognises the importance of doing things differently to ensure learners achieve and enjoy life.

We are looking for Lead LSA's who can recognise the unique "fabulousness" and unique contributions of our learners, demonstrate initiative and contribute great ideas towards their lives.

As a Lead LSA at Glenwood School, you will be a member of a daring and dynamic team and work closely with a diverse team of education and health professionals.

This is a challenging role which will be demanding in terms of taking on new ideas and ways of working. However, support will be there when you need it. We offer the chance to shape a role and to be involved with something very special.

We are looking forward to welcoming new professionals to our team. Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact the school office to arrange. We look forward to receiving your application.

Our School:

Glenwood is a brave special school for pupils aged 3-19 years and we currently provide for 228 young people. We moved into a superb building in September 2017 and we are developing a successful 20 bed residential provision, which is an educational intervention, as part of the school's holistic approach.

Main purpose:

  • Support the effective and positive work of the class team
  • Plan and teach the class during the teacher's PPA time
  • Support the teacher with and play an active and full role in decision making and class organisation
  • Work with the class teacher to ensure effective communication with parents
  • Take the lead role within the team and support LSAs with the smooth running of the class
  • Follow through on teachers planning if they are called on / required out of class for periods of time outside of PPA time
  • Highlight any training needs within the class
  • Support the class teacher with liaison and communication with school professionals and therapists.
  • This role included an additional two contracted hours outside of the school day each week to allow for professional discussion with the class teacher and will be required to be worked flexibly with the class teacher to best suit needs of the class.

Please see the attached Job Pack for full information regarding this role.

Salary and working pattern information:

29.75 hours per week. Monday to Friday 9:00 to 3:15pm term time only (38 weeks) plus two hours to be worked in agreement with your class teacher

Local Government pay scale 5 points 8-11

Actual salary £16,889 to £17,764 (Full time equivalent £25,119 to £26,421) pay award pending

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

Hannah Bryant
Glenwood School, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 4LW
Telephone: 01268 792575
Email: hannah.bryant@glenwood.essex.sch.uk

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