Learning Support Assistant

The Stanway School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC5462-321S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: LGPS 3, Point 5-6 (Actual Salary Form £17,696)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 16/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

Job Description

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THE STANWAY SCHOOL

LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT

Pay Range: Local Government Scale 3

Actual Salary from: £17,696 - £17,992 (Points 5 - 6)

Start Date: 1st September 2024

The Role

Are you passionate about helping children reach their full potential? Our school is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic learning support assistant to join our team.

As a learning support assistant, you will work closely with teachers to support students in their learning and development. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in working with children, excellent communication skills, and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Experience in a school setting is preferred but not essential. If you are looking for a rewarding role where you can make a real difference in the lives of young learners, we would love to hear from you.

This post is 32 hours, 30 minutes per week, 39 weeks per year (term time, plus non-pupil days).

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Should you be successful during the shortlisting process interviews will be held face to face at the school.

Some of your key responsibilities will include:

· Working with individuals or small groups of children in collaboration with teaching staff;

· Proactively supporting students with activities designed to enhance numeracy and literacy;

· Supporting SEN students in gaining the ability to utilise IT in the classroom;

· Promoting positive behaviour, raising esteem and encouraging an aspirational culture;

· Working with SEN students to foster their development as independent learners.

(The full details can be found in the attached Job Outline and Person Specification).

We're looking for you if you have:

· A good standard of education (ideally Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);

· A commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself;

· Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative;

Why work for The Sigma Trust, The Stanway School?

We can offer you:

· A Competitive Salary

· Robust school CPD training programme that enables you to flourish

· Opportunities to work with colleagues across the Trust to share resources, ideas and build collaborative relationships

Employee benefits include:

· Excellent pension scheme

· A Health Cash Plan

· Free membership to Perkbox, offering discounts and savings

· Employee Assistance Programme providing free and confidential advice

· Cycle to Work scheme

· Eye care plan

· Annual free flu vaccination

· Discounted gym membership at selected local gyms

· Discounted cinema tickets

Please note that an integration period applies to all new staff joining the Trust, to support introduction into the organisation.

Additional Information:

For additional information about the Trust and this school, please visit our website www.sigmatrust.org.uk

To Apply

To apply for this post, please follow the URL link provided below:

https://careers.sigmatrust.org.uk/Apply/U2l22987nbWEgQXBwbGljYXRpb24gRm9ybSBOb3ZlbWJlciAyMDIzfDQxfDU3OTg2NHwxfHxGYWxzZXwyMTIyfDMyMjkwMzl8MA%3d%3d?i=6bgTggelZtU%3d

Please note that only fully completed application forms will be accepted and any CV's and accompanying covering letters will be disregarded. A Notes for Applicants document is attached for further information.

Closing date: 9am, Wednesday, 17th July 2024

Shortlisting will take place w/c 17th July 2024

Interviewing date: TBC

The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

The Sigma Trust is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunities regardless of any protected characteristics. This is embedded in our vision 'To Be Greater Than The Sum Of Its Parts', where we believe we are strong and more successful working together, creating a workplace which celebrates diversity.

Information about the School

About The Stanway School The Stanway School is a heavily over-subscribed 11-16 comprehensive school with over 1,300 students currently on roll, the vast majority of whom live in Stanway and the surrounding villages to the west of Colchester. The school is a specialist school in Humanities and Maths & Computing. We have undertaken a huge rebuilding programme and the Creative Arts block, the latest phase of our expansion project, opened in September 2018. By 2021, all year groups will be full with 280 students following this expansion of the school buildings. This is an exciting time to join an already successful school that is looking to continually improve practice: staff are enthusiastic and many take part in voluntary research groups into key areas of school life; students are well-behaved and achieve results above expectation; the culture of the school is calm and purposeful. In March 2012 The Stanway School converted to an academy and in September 2016 joined the newly formed Sigma Trust, a partnership of schools located in North East Essex covering both Colchester and Tendring.

Jonathan Bland Headteacher The Stanway School

Safeguarding The Sigma Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting checks. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

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

Sigma Trust HR Team
The Stanway School
Winstree Road
Stanway, Colchester
Essex, CO3 0QA
Telephone: 01255 750913
Email: sta.recruitment@sigmatrust.org.uk

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