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Job Ref No. ECC3823-148S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band A Point 1 – 6
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/11/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Stanford-Le-Hope Primary School
Copland Road, Stanford Le Hope, Essex, SS17 0DF
Wishes to appoint a

Learning Support Assistant

Salary: Band A Point 1 - 6
(£14,349.69 - 15,657.37 per annum )

30 hours per week
Monday - Friday 8:35am - 3:20pm (30 min unpaid break)
37 weeks of the year - term time only

Start Date: September 2023

Are you looking for that next step into a role that could offer you entry into the exciting and rewarding world of teaching?
A new opportunity has arisen, for a Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team supporting students in the classroom. Standford-Le-Hope Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, committed and flexible Learning Support Assistant, to support student learning and educational outcomes. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of child development and learning and will be willing to support children with both their physical and academic needs

The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to supporting the right candidates who have a keen interest in entering a teacher-training programme and seeking career development. This would be a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a degree looking to gain school-based experience ahead of entering a teacher training programme.

Standford-Le-Hope Primary School is a popular two-form entry Primary School, that recently got a Good Ofsted in November 22. The school is passionate about equality, diversity, tolerance and respect for all, and students carry out age-related activities in their classrooms today and continue to learn about these important messages and life skills. Pupils look after each other at Stanford-Le-Hope Primary School. They live the school's cooperative values in everything they do. Older pupils support younger pupils as 'peer mentors' and 'reading buddies'.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate patience and show a commitment to supporting learners to improve educational outcomes. This role would be suited to someone enthusiastic, personable, empathetic and able to communicate effectively, whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner, under pressure. You will need to understand the subjects that you support the children in, be able to demonstrate a fair attitude and apply rules consistently as well and be confident in adjusting learning programs to meet the child's needs.

There may also be a need to support with personal care and diabetic care. The ideal candidate will be able to nurture supportive relationships and be able to demonstrate a practical, hands-on approach to supporting teaching. Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential. This position will involve:

Supporting pupils, to ensure they are engaged in learning activities

Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
Support children in break-out spaces for interventions 
Act 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 have:

A passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey
The ability to support pupils with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties
Excellent written skills with the ability to multi-task
Excellent communication skills, with a positive and helpful attitude
The ability to follow safeguarding procedures and prioritise students' welfare
GCSE or A Level Maths and English
Excellent de-escalation skills and will be resilient, hardworking

Standford-Le-Hope Primary School is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations
of trust, respect, care and hard work. Staff have high expectations of pupils and pupils work hard to reach these. Pupils appreciate the high-quality support they get from all adults in school. They take responsibility for their learning and behaviour, developing both independence and resilience. Ofsted commented that "pupils are happy and enjoy being at school".

Standford-Le-Hope Primary School is located in the heart of Standford-Le-Hope, near the town centre, a short distance from the train station, which is on the C2C Line between Shoeburyness and Fenchurch Street Station. Parking is available on-site and there are good transport links by both rail and bus. Standford-Le-Hope Primary School is just over ten miles from the M25

Standford-Le-Hope Primary School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:  

Recognition of continuous service 
Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme
Excellent CPD opportunities
Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
The support of an experienced family of schools 
National Conditions of Service 
Access to the Employee Assistance Programme 
Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of theschool or for more information speak to Sophie Neal or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

Standford-Le-Hope 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 disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website, Vacancies in our Trust ( or Essex School Jobs.

Closing date: Friday 24th November 2023, Midday

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.

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

Mrs Trina Hilliard, HR Officer
Stanford-Le-Hope Primary School
Copland Road , Stanford-le-Hope
Essex, SS17 0DF
Telephone: 01375 672066

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