Special Learning Support Assistant

Sir Martin Frobisher Academy, Clacton-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC2139-180S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: NJC Point 3 -5
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 31/12/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: As soon as possible  

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Overview

Are you an innovative, exciting and reflective practitioner who can make a difference? Do you have high expectations? Are you passionate about providing an excellent education for all children, including those with additional needs and more confident learners? Are you looking for a unique opportunity? If so, we would love to hear from you.

We are looking for a highly skilled Special Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to support children within our academy. We are looking for people who are up for a challenge and want to get stuck in with all aspects of our academy life!

You would be working 1:1, and with small groups, in Year 3 initially, and should hold training in nasogastric tube feeding, or be willing to undergo training.

About the role

As a Special Learning Support Assistant at Sir Martin Frobisher Academy, you will be line managed by our qualified SENCo. You will support children within the classroom and through small group or individual learning activities. You may also work 1-1 with children with additional needs. You will be welcomed and supported as part of an established team. We are a very happy and friendly school.

What we're looking for

We are looking for an individual who would be happy working in Year 3 initially, but could also work in Key Stages 1 or 2 over time.

The successful candidate will have:

- The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence

- Experience of working with children of different ages within Key Stage One and Two

- A calm, fair and consistent approach

- Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour

- The ability to be a positive team player and be able to use their own initiative

In return we can offer:

- A firm commitment to you and your professional development.

- Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors

- Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference to our children

- Coaching and mentoring from the Academy's Senior Leadership Team

- Fantastic Trust-wide CPD opportunities

- Opportunities for career progression

Ideally you will have experience of working with children with SEND. You will be able to scaffold and extend children's learning and develop their independent thinking through appropriate questioning as well as being committed to consistency, inclusion and challenge. You will be part of a unique community as well as being part of the largest primary Multi-Academy Trust in the country.

The children at Sir Martin Frobisher need a stable and committed staff, who really believe in them and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure they receive the best teaching and the widest opportunities possible.

In return, you will see that our children are enthusiastic, keen to learn and rewarding to teach.

How to apply

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our academy and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact the Executive Headteacher, Mr. Simon Wood, on 01255 427073 or email frobisher.admin@smfa.org.uk

Completed REAch2 Academy Trust application forms should be sent directly via e-mail to frobisher.admin@smfa.org.ukas soon as possible. We do not accept CVs only.

Early applications are welcomed, and SMFA reserve the right to interview exceptional candidates immediately, withdrawing the advert once a successful appointment is confirmed.

Sir Martin Frobisher Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS with Child Barred List check.

Information about the School

Sir Martin Frobisher Academy is a primary academy in Jaywick, Essex, with a current roll of 170~ children. Many of our families live on the Brooklands Estate in Jaywick Sands, the most deprived area in Britain. We are pleased to be able to offer transport to those families most in need to ensure their children can attend school regularly.

Sir Martin Frobisher converted to academy status in Sept 2016 and now has a strong, committed and experienced senior leadership team, in place for the next 3 to 5 years, who are dedicated to moving the school forward, while ensuring the individual needs of all children are met.

The Academy has a high number of PPG, FSM and SEND children and all staff need to understand the complexity of this and of the unique community that Sir Martin Frobisher Academy is at the heart of.

Having determined, and recently implemented, our consistent whole-school teaching and learning strategies, we are now excited to begin to monitor the impact these will have on children’s learning over time. The children at Sir Martin Frobisher Academy are lively and enthusiastic, and need the very best, and fully committed, practitioners.

The sense of community is developing, and we are hoping to move back to a Local Governing Body in September 2023, following our Intervention Board being invoked to hold all stakeholders to account.

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

Vicki Jackaman
Frobisher Drive, Clacton-on-Sea
Essex, CO15 2QH
Telephone: 01255 427073
Email: frobisher.admin@smfa.org.uk

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