Learning Support Assistant

Lansdowne Primary Academy, Tilbury

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Job Ref No. ECC2552-269S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Actual £16,426 - £18,312
Position Start Date: 01/08/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 24 June 2024  

Job Description

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Learning Support Assistant

GLC Academy: Lansdowne Primary Academy

Salary: GLC Point 10 £22,676- Point 16 £25,279FTE [Actual Salary £16,426- £18,312]

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Talk to us about flexible working

Closing Date: 21 June 2024 at Midday

Lansdowne Primary Academy is part of the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership of one secondary academy and four primary academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary in the borough of Thurrock, to the east of London. We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn. Across the 5 academies of the GLC, we celebrate differences and pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity and is not discriminated against in any way.

We are looking to appoint a strong, enthusiastic, committed and creative classroom-based Learning Support Assistant. Successful candidates will be required to work flexibly taking direction from the class teachers and SENCo in adapting and planning activities to take students' learning forward. Key responsibilities relating to small group provision and intervention for SEND pupils. Our students' needs are at the core of our ethos and successful candidates will be required to support the emotional and social development of the young people they work with.

The successful candidate will ideally have experience with children with additional needs and challenging behaviours andmust be able to carry out and write up necessary observations to inform and evaluate the child's needs. They must be experienced classroom practitioners proactive in dealing with students and identifying groups or individuals who may be falling behind in their learning.

Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and will have the following:

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is essential;

good standard of education; Maths and English GCSE grades A - C, or equivalent;

can provide excellent classroom support in literacy, numeracy and behavioural needs;

good organisation and inter-personal skills;

good knowledge of ICT;

be committed to high achievement from students and themselves.

Watch our video for an insight in to our academy:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNTalGAxd8Q

You can read our latest Ofsted Report here:https://www.theglc.org.uk/page/?title=Ofsted+Reports&pid=21

Additional Benefits for Working for the GLC:

£1000 Golden Hello for successful candidates [LSA's applying directly to the GLC, only after a qualifying period of six months.]
Staff well-being programme: Including access to Perkbox and Westfield Health Insurance
Salary Sacrifice Schemes including Electric Car Scheme and Cycle to work Scheme
Long service awards after: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and years of service
State of the art facilities and access to high quality resources to support learning
A paid 'My Day' each year
Excellent career development and training
2 week October half term break
A supportive central team [reprographics, ICT, HR, Finance] which enables teachers to focus on teaching
Subsidised holiday provision for children of staff

The GLC embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part-time and flexible working opportunities will be considered

We warmly welcome applicants who are interested in this position to visit our school prior to making an application.

Please contact Kathryn.Luckin@theglc.org.uk to arrange a visit.

If you would like to apply for this position, please do so by completing an online application on our website:https://glc.face-ed.co.uk/Vacancies/Detail?campaignRef=SCH-GLC-0057

The GLC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the appointment will be subject to the completion of pre employment checks, including satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.

In line with the recommended practice in the statutory guidance 'KCSIE' the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available online. The purpose is limited:

- to identify issues which call into question the applicants' suitability to work with children;

- to verify employment history

Only information related to the purposes stated will be shared with the Panel. Any information will be discussed with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.

Information about the School

Lansdowne Primary Academy Lansdowne Road Tilbury Essex RM18 7QB 01375 487200

Head of School: Dan George NOR 690

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

Kathryn Luckin
Lansdowne Primary Academy , Tilbury
Essex, RM18 7QB
Telephone: 01375 487200
Email: kathryn.luckin@theglc.org.uk

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