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Learning Support Assistant
Salary: GLC Point 10 £22,676 - P16 £25,279 FTE [Actual Pro Rata Salary £16,426 - £18,312]
Working Pattern: Part Time
Closing Date: 27th November 2023
Tilbury Pioneer Academy is part of the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership of one secondary academy and four primary academies located within Tilbury and Chadwell St Mary in the borough of Thurrock, to the east of London. We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn. Across the 5 academies of the GLC, we celebrate differences and pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity and is not discriminated against in any way.
We are looking to appoint twostrong, enthusiastic, committed and creativeLearning Support Assistants. Successful candidates will be required to work flexibly taking direction from the class teachers and SENCo in adapting and planning activities to take students' learning forward. Key responsibilities relating to small group provision and intervention for SEND pupils. Our students' needs are at the core of our ethos and successful candidates will be required to support the emotional and social development of the young people they work with.
Candidates must be able to carry out and write up necessary observations to inform and evaluate the child's needs. They must be experienced classroom practitioners proactive in dealing with students and identifying groups or individuals who may be falling behind in their learning. Experience in leading KS2 interventions would be an advantage.
Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and will have the following:
A positive attitude, the ability to empathise and a willingness to develop and learn on the job
Be calm, patient and caring approach to working with children
Previous LSA experience is required, ideally within the SEN Sector, although this is not essential providing you have the right attitude and desire.
Previous experience working with challenging behaviour would be advantageous
Pro Active in the classroom and a willingness to join in with class activities.
Be confident in managing medical needs
Be able to demonstrate your ability to build professional relationships with students
NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is essential;
good standard of education; Maths and English GCSE grades A - C, or equivalent;
can provide excellent classroom support in literacy, numeracy and behavioural needs;
good organisation and inter-personal skills;
good knowledge of ICT;
be committed to high achievement from students and themselves.
Watch our video for an insight in to our academy:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_d2VlNPbUE
You can read our latest Ofsted Report here:https://www.theglc.org.uk/page/?title=Ofsted+Reports&pid=21
Additional Benefits for Working for the GLC:
Employees at The GLC benefit from:
£1000 Golden Hello for successful candidates [LSA's applying directly to the GLC, only after a qualifying period of six months.]
Staff well-being programme: Including access to Perkbox and multiple discounts
Long service awards after: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and years of service
State of the art facilities and access to high quality resources to support learning
A paid 'My Day' each year
Excellent career development and training
2 week October half term break
A supportive central team [reprographics, ICT, HR, Finance] which enables teachers to focus on teaching
Subsidised holiday provision for children of staff
We warmly welcome applicants who are interested in this position to visit our school prior to making an application. Please contact Jo.Allison@theglc.org.uk to arrange a visit.
If you would like to apply for this position, please send your application form to Jo.Allison@theglc.org.uk
The GLC is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures, the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.
The GLC's commitment to equality is enshrined in our mission statement to develop 'active and thriving citizens within a diverse, truly fair and equal community'. We work tirelessly to ensure that individual characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way. We create inclusive environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated.
In line with the recommended practice in the statutory guidance 'KCSIE' the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available online. The purpose is limited:
- to identify issues which call into question the applicants' suitability to work with children;
- to verify employment history
Only information related to the purposes stated will be shared with the panel. Any information will be discussed with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.