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Kelvedon St Mary's Primary Academy is seeking a committed and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant who can meet the requirements of the Teaching Assistant Standards. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with teachers and other professionals to support the learning needs of their allocated pupil, in line with the School vision and values, and Canonium Learning Trust's purpose and principles.
This role is offered initially on a 1-year fixed term contract to support a specific pupil with Autism.
The appointed candidate should, in addition to the normal requirements of the Learning Support Assistant role, be comfortable in supporting a pupil with Autism, including providing intimate care.
It is important to note that the child may exhibit physical behaviours.
Previous experience of working with a pupil with medical needs would be beneficial though not essential.
Our LSA's benefit from National Local Government Terms and Conditions (The NJC Green Book) and will be eligible for a local government pension scheme. Along with all school staff, the successful candidate will be eligible to benefit from a wide variety of discounts and benefits aimed at teachers and support staff working in schools.
Information about the School
Kelvedon St Mary’s CofE Primary Academy, part of Canonium Learning Trust, is a 2-form entry primary Church of England school located in the heart of Kelvedon - a small town in mid Essex.
The school has a rich history of providing outstanding education to its students, and is committed to the values of the Church of England in everything it does.
The school has a Nursery and Autism Support Centre, and as the founding school of Canonium Learning Trust, hosts the Trust's central services team.
Influenced by the Church of England’s vision to educate for ‘life in all its fullness‘ (John 10:10), our focus on wisdom prioritises the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of our children. We aim to inspire wisdom with a golden thread of deep knowledge, critical thinking, strong communication and exciting learning opportunities running consistently throughout our curriculum.
Ultimately, we want our pupils to leave our academy as knowledgeable, thoughtful and articulate individuals, who are equipped with the cultural capital to thrive in our evolving world and society. By working together, we ensure our pupils are supported and challenge to nurture a keen mind, a willingness to question and the ability to make right choices, so that they are prepared for secondary school and beyond.
As a proud Church of England school, our vision and all that we do is underpinned by our core and Christian values:
Respect and reverence – we have regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others
Caring and compassion – we display kindness and concern for others
Cooperation and service – we work together
Perseverance and endurance – we keep going until we achieve success
Honesty and virtue – we tell the truth
Responsibility and trust – we are accountable for all our actions
Our staff team and I would be delighted to welcome you and look forward to sharing what makes our school unique.
Lois Osborne, CEO