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Job Ref No. ECC3252-169S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 to Scale 4 (Range 5 to 8)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

Job Description

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Merrylands Primary School and Nursery has an exciting opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant to join our fantastic team asap.

The working hours are 8:30am to 12:50pm Monday to Friday. 21 hours 40 mins per week, term time only for 39 weeks a year (including 5 inset days).

Salary Scale 3 to Scale 4 (Range 5 to 8) dependent on qualifications and experience. Actual Salary £12,145 to £12,544 per annum (April 2024 pay rise pending) includes paid annual leave which must be taken during school closure periods.

Applications close: Midday on Friday 5th July 2024. Interview date: To be confirmed.

School

Merrylands Primary School and Nursery is located in Cumberland Drive, Laindon, Basildon. We are one of ten schools which form the Berlesduna Academy Trust (www.berlesduna.co.uk), where the vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

We are seeking to appoint an experienced Learning Support Assistant who can offer SEN support to pupils.

We are looking for a person who:

· has high expectations of the children and themselves with a passion for raising standards and attainment
· can think creatively to engage, enthuse and motivate children to learn
· is passionate about supporting all pupils, demonstrating empathy and understanding of different needs
· is confident and able to work with pupils with challenging needs, including social and emotional needs/behaviours
· has a good understanding of the primary curriculum and skills to assist pupils in developing a good standard of attainment
· has a good understanding of how to support children with pastoral needs
· is confident and able to support pupils in small groups and 1:1
· works well as part of a team and has a commitment to improving and developing their own practice.

We can offer you:

· well-motivated children who are eager to learn
· a well-resourced learning environment with enthusiastic and supportive staff
· a forward looking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff
· a commitment to continued professional development
· a creative, engaging and well-resourced curriculum
· access to our Employee Assistance Programme for staff and families

Berlesduna is a Trust that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development and planned career progression.

Application

We welcome visits to the school prior to application. Visits can be arranged by contacting Gaynor Collier at parentliaison@merrylands-pri.essex.sch.uk or by phone 01268 417893.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

Information about the School

Merrylands Primary School and Nursery has an excellent reputation in the local community. We are one of seven schools that form the Berlesduna Academy Trust (www.berlesduna.co.uk), where the vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

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

Gaynor Collier
Cumberland Drive
Laindon, Basildon
Essex, SS15 6QS
Telephone: 01268 417893
Email: admin@merrylands-pri.essex.sch.uk

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