Learning Support Assistant - Alternative Provision (x2 positions)

Thameside Primary School, Grays

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Job Ref No. ECC2432-263S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band B point 7-12
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Friday 12th July 2024  

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Thameside Primary School

Manor Road, Grays, Essex, RM17 6EF

Wishes to appoint a

Learning Support Assistant - Alternative Provision

Salary: Band B Point 7-12

(£18,032.75 - £19,610.99 per annum)

32 hours 30 minutesper week

8.40am - 3.30pm (Monday-Friday) with a 20 minute unpaid break

Start Date: September 2024

A new opportunity has arisen, for Learning Support Assistants to join our successful team supporting students in the Alternative Provision environment, to assist student learning and improve educational outcomes.We are seeking to appoint Learning Support Assistants who have experience, or an interest, in supporting children. You will have a passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey. You will need to have an understanding of the subjects that you support the children in, be able to demonstrate a fair attitude and apply rules consistently. You will be resilient and have excellent de-escalation skills. The ideal candidate will be able to nurture supportive relationships and be able to demonstrate a practical, hands-on approach to supporting teaching. In addition to this, you will be required to assist the children during lunch time.

The candidates will preferably have relevant NVQ qualifications or equivalent. They must have a good standard of English and Mathematics and basic computer skills. Previous experience is desirable.

· Experience of working with children with challenging behaviour

· Knowledge of successful strategies to engage pupils with specific and significant needs

· Experience of the EYFS and / or KS1 curriculum

· Flexible and adaptable with timetabling and the daily routines

· Excellent communication skills

· Ability to liaise with parents and relevant staff

· Personal Care

· Strong behaviour management skills

As part of the Osborne Cooperative Academy Trust, the school is proud of its inclusive ethos and the broad and enriched curriculum that it provides for all pupils. The supportive staff have high aspirations for the pupils and strive to make a difference in the lives of the children and their families. Our schools' ethos is based on the Co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and sharing a sense of collective responsibility for supporting each other.

This position will involve:

· Supporting pupils, to ensure they are engaged in learning activities

· Promoting the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom

· Acting as a role model, setting high expectations of conduct and promoting positive pupil behaviour, to create a safe and inclusive learning environment

· Providing feedback to the classroom teacher on the pupil's progress against lesson plans, the conduct of the lesson and keeping pupil-related records

· Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school's policies and procedures about health & safety, welfare and wellbeing and safeguarding

· Provide additional support to the teachers in the classrooms,

· To establish positive relationships with the pupils in lessons being covered

The successful candidate will:

· Be passionate, creative, motivated and has a positive outlook

· Have the ability to support pupils with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties

· Be committed to raising outcomes of all students

· Be a great communicator with excellent organisational skills and a helpful attitude

· Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team

· Be dedicated to good classroom management

· Will care about the welfare and achievement of every child

· Be innovative and has a passion for improvement

· Have excellent written skills with the ability to multi-task

Have the ability to remain calm under pressure and remain positive

· Have the ability to follow safeguarding procedures and prioritise students' welfare

· Have GCSE Maths and English

In return for your hard work, you will receive:

Relocation package of up to£8,000 where applicable,for new employeesrentingorbuyinga property
2 week October half term
Support from highly experienced SLT members, and the wider trust network and collaboration with our other schools
Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance
Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
Recognition of continuous service 
Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust
Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme  
Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
National Conditions of Service
Automatic enrolment into the National Teachers Pension Scheme(or local Government Pension Scheme for support workers)

If you feel you could make a positive contribution to the school, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding,please apply nowor you can request a visit of the school. For more information speak toAyshen Uluhanhr@osborne.coopor call 01375 648944

Thameside Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted. This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced DBS disclosure and satisfactory references. Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.As a Trust, we recognise the value of, and seek to achieve a diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.Please refer to our recruitment & selection policy statement (www.osborne.coop/working-with-us) for more information. If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our websiteOsborne Co-operative Academy Trust

Closing date: Friday 7th July 2024 - Midday

Interview date: Friday 12th July 2024

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Information about the School

Thameside Primary is a rapidly expanding School which serves a diverse community. A commitment to equal oportunities and inclusion is essential.

Thameside is part of Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust who have four primary schools.Our schools' ethos is based on the Co-operative values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and sharing a sense of collective responsibility for supporting each other. The Trust schools are based in Thurrock, a semi-rural location with excellent transport links to London.

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

Abbie Stonehouse
Thameside Primary School
Manor Road, Grays
Essex, RM17 6EF
Telephone: 01375 372677
Email: hr@osborne.coop

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