Learning Support Assistant

Greenways Primary School, Southend-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8822104-92S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: NJC Level 4 point 6 fte £23,893
Position Start Date: 04/01/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 28/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: 4th December 2023  

Job Description

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Learning Support Assistant required at Greenways Primary School

Hours: 31 hours, 15 minutes per week, Term time plus Inset days

Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 3.30 pm including 30 minutes unpaid lunch and one 15-minute break

Salary: Level 4, point 6 fte £23,893

Actual salary £17,415.51

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced LSA to join our happy, vibrant learning community from 4th January 2024. The role will involve supporting children with complex special educational needs to access personalised learning opportunities within our specialist class provisions.

The successful applicant will be:

An outstanding practitioner committed to working in partnership with class teachers to raise standards and develop every aspect of our children including their communication and language skills
Passionate about helping children to overcome barriers to their learning, including supporting pupils with complex behaviour needs.
Have experience supporting pupils with complex special educational needs to access learning that is personalised to individual needs.
Able to think creatively to make learning exciting and relevant
Highly organised and able to manage their time effectively
Reflective practitioners who are keen to develop their skills and progress in their role.
Positive, flexible and able to work effectively as part of a wider team
Educated to at least GCSE grade C or equivalent in Maths and English (an NVQ or equivalent in Learning Support or Early Years is also desirable)

We can offer:

Opportunities for a range of developmental opportunities working alongside an experienced team of SEND practitioners.

Fantastic resources and environment including a woodland area, 2 fields, a swimming pool and a cookery room

A focus on staff well-being as part of the Learning in Harmony Trust putting staff first and providing many incentives and opportunities including the Perkbox scheme.

Closing date: Tuesday 28th November (midnight)

Shortlisting: Wednesday 29th November

Interview date: Monday 4th December

Safeguarding Statement:

Learning in Harmony Trust 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. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in our care and expect all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and the successful applicant will need a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate and supportive references.

Information about the School

Our large primary school is a happy, vibrant learning community situated in Southend-on-Sea.

The school is situated only 300m from the beach. We are blessed to have a large site with some fantastic facilities including our own swimming pool, Forest Schools area, environmental area and pond as well as two large playing fields.

Our community is a place of learning and friendship. We provide a happy and nurturing environment, so that as well as maturing into well-rounded, healthy young people, our children develop a passion for learning.

We are proud to be part of the Learning in Harmony Trust a values driven family of schools based in Southend and Newham.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Sue Needs
Greenways, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS1 3BS
Telephone: 01702 987950
Email: sue.needs@greenways.lihtrust.uk

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