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Job Ref No. ECC2116-156S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Pt 3-5 (FTE £23,426 - £24,189)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 27/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: week commencing 1st July 2024  

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Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Pt 3-5 (FTE £23,426 - £24,189) Actual Salary £16,455.83 - £16,991.81

Start date:September 2024

Hours:8:45am - 3:45pm, 32.5 hrs term time + insets (36.4 working weeks)

Abbotsweld Primary Academy are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team in September 2024. The ideal candidate would be an effective role model that sets high expectations and motivates the pupils to achieve. Applicants must be enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Learning Support Assistants (LSA) would work alongside, and individually from class teachers.

Essential requirements:

  • Level 3 qualification (or currently working towards achieving)
  • Ability to use ICT and learn new skills
  • Working in partnership with specialist teacher to support pupils needs

Additional benefits working at Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

  • Additional 13 days school holidays
  • Competitive salary 
  • IT equipment relevant to the post
  • An outstanding childcare facility (under 3 years) for NET staff at discounted rates
  • A supportive team of leaders and staff
  • Opportunities for growth and development
  • A collaborative environment to work with colleagues across the trust
  • Extensive CPD opportunities, with external courses for career development
  • SENDCO network within the Trust 
  • Working with a pastoral team, including a family liaison officer
  • Membership of a generous pension scheme (Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • National pay rates
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Supportive special leave requests

Abbotsweld Primary Academy offer a unique chance to be part of a friendly and supportive team. Being part of a primary cluster of six schools, staff work in teams to share the responsibility for planning, with support from Trust subject leads and the Curriculum Director. High quality CPD is offered across the Trust.

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 Abbotsweld we believe in the future development of our teachers to enable them to develop and progress their career.

What Ofsted says about Abbotsweld Primary Academy:

Leaders, including governors and trustees, have ensured that staff workload and wellbeing are prioritised.

Leaders have worked to reduce unnecessary burdens on staff.

Leaders and teachers have worked together with the multi-academy trust (MAT) to develop a high-quality curriculum.

Teachers havehigh expectationsof all pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Staff have regular training. Theybenefitfrom opportunities to work with other colleagues across the MAT to shareexpertise.

Pupilsdemonstratepositivebehaviourin lessons and around the school.

Leaders haveestablisheda strong safeguarding culture.

Potential applicants are both welcome and encouraged to visit the school. Please contact the school office by telephone on 01279 630120

In compliance with Safer Recruitment guidelines, CVs cannot be accepted.

NET Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As part of the Safer Recruitment process all shortlisted applicants will be subject to social media checks. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the School

Welcome to Abbotsweld Primary Academy, 'Where pupils find a Sense of SELF'

It is with pleasure that I welcome you to our school community. We are an aspirational school devoted to pupils reaching academic success, having positive wellbeing and great physical development. We motivate pupils to flourish through our curriculum, which includes our bespoke Sense of SELF Programme, Pupil Athlete Pathway and STAC (Sensory Therapy Activity Challenge).

Pupils at Abbotsweld further succeed by taking advantage of our enrichment programme whether it be political debate, performing on stage, playing out on the sports field, being a part of pupil voice programmes, leading a charitable activity or through one of the many more clubs available.

Throughout every pupils' time at Abbotsweld they will work so that they can leave us with a full grasp of who they are through our values:

Academic Success - Positive Wellbeing - Physical Development

Collaboration - Continuous Improvement - Community

Please do contact us to find out more and book a visit. More information about all of the above can be found within the website.

Mrs Katherine Benson Head of School, Abbotsweld Primary Academy

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Melanie Culverhouse
Partridge Road, HARLOW
Essex, CM18 6TE
Telephone: 01279 630120

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