Learning Support Assistant

The King Edmund School, Rochford

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Job Ref No. ECC5421-428S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £11.93ph (£13,034pa)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/06/2024 4pm Date of Interviews: Shortly following the closing date  

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Learning Support Assistant

25 hours per week - 43.7 weeks (term time + 1 week Inset days + annual leave)

08:10am - 2:10pm daily

£11.93 per hour, £13,034 per annum

As a result of staff changes, we are seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants to join our established learning support team. The role is to provide assistance in the support and inclusion of children with special education needs in the classroom and school-wide activities across the key stages.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Successful experience working with children in a school environment
  • Educated to Level 2 (GCSE) or equivalent qualification /experience
  • Ability to establish rapport and to maintain respectful and trusting relationships
  • The ability to overcome barriers to learning with children by implementing school policies, procedures and identified support mechanisms
  • Excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • A passion to improve learning and work collaboratively with teaching staff to aid the progress of all students and develop their confidence
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure and meet deadlines
  • A good understanding of Health and Safety, safeguarding and child protection
  • A commitment to equality and diversity and inclusion

The pastoral support team consists of 7 Heads of Year (one for each year group throughout Key Stage 3, 4 and 5), 2 Deputy Heads of Year, 1 Pastoral Lead Practitioner, 5 Pastoral Officers to support the Heads of Year and an Inclusion Manager. There is also additional support from the Attendance team and Learning Support team which is led by 2 SENDCOs. The Heads of Year report directly to the Deputy Head Pastoral and Assistant Head Pastoral who provide support as needed.

Staff benefits include free car parking, onsite gymnasium and swimming pool as well as staff recognition schemes. If you are currently considering a career move, we would very much like to hear from you. Please visit the vacancies section of our website (https://kes.essex.sch.uk/join-our-community/staff-vacancies) and complete the 'Quick Apply' application form and submit a copy of your CV.

We also welcome and encourage telephone calls on 01702 560906 to register an interest or to find out more about the school and the role. If you wish to find out more about the school prior to interview, we would be delighted to welcome you to KES prior to the closing date, to offer you a tour and an opportunity to get a real sense of the school first hand.

To arrange a visit, please email your request to adminoffice@kes.essex.sch.uk and provide your availability, as well as a contact telephone number.

Early applications are welcome

Closing Date for applications is 4pm on Friday 28 June 2024.

Interviews will take place shortly following the closing date

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment & Selection Procedures.

Information about the School

The King Edmund School is a high performing school with specialist status for Business, Enterprise and Applied Learning. The school has 1600 students, including over 200 in the Sixth Form.

The school prides itself on its excellent facilities, state of the art technology and innovative and progressive curriculum at all levels and across all key stages.

Students are well cared for and given every opportunity to shine. Extra curricular opportunities are varied and numerous.

The King Edmund School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment and undergo an enhanced DBS check as part of our Safer Recruitment Procedures.

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

Andrea Sergent
The King Edmund School
Vaughan Close, Rochford
Essex, SS4 1TL
Telephone: 01702 545771
Email: andreasergent@kes.essex.sch.uk

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