Learning Support Assistant

Alec Hunter Academy, Braintree

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Job Ref No. ECC4010-125S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 2, Point 3-4
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week commencing 1st July 2024  

Job Description

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Actual Salary £13,917.14 - £14,147.90 per annum

27 hours and 5 minutes per week, term time only

Alec Hunter Academy is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Learning Support Assistant to join a well-led, high-performing, and supportive team. The successful applicant will have a keen interest in literacy and numeracy strategies and the ability to help students to reach their full potential by working with them individually, in small groups or in the classroom as part of the Student Development Team.

Applicants must have excellent numeracy and literacy skills, including Maths and English at GCSE grade C or above. Previous experience is not mandatory, since guidance and training will be provided, but a background in supporting young people with additional needs would be an advantage. Applications are also welcome from people who have previously provided support for physically impaired children, as well as those with other learning difficulties. However, the most essential attribute for this position is the ability to engender positive relationships with young people.

These are exciting times at Alec Hunter, since our November 2022 Ofsted inspection confirmed that the school continues to be 'good', with the report noting that "Staff morale is high. They feel valued by (the) leadership team (and)… like many pupils, enjoy being part of Alec Hunter Academy".

Alec Hunter Academy is a mixed 11-16 comprehensive school with an established reputation as a welcoming and forward-thinking learning community. As a member of the Saffron Academy Trust, we work in close partnership with a small family of schools in north-west Essex, including Saffron Walden County High, one of the highest performing schools in the county. Numerous opportunities for professional development exist through this partnership and our membership of several local networks.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement. A Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level will be required for this post. If you would like to visit the school prior to making an application, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange this.

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

Jill Cochrane
Stubbs Lane , Braintree
Essex, CM7 3NR
Telephone: 01376 559334
Email: jcochrane@alechunter.com

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