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Salary - Estimated Actual £16,288 to £16,560, (Point 4 £23,114 to P5 £23,500 FTE)
Hours - 31.25 per week, Monday to Friday (8:30am - 3:30pm)
We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Learning Support Assistant (LSA) KS1/EYFS to join our supportive and collaborative team. You will assist in the delivery of engaging and innovative teaching within the classroom, on a one-to-one basis and in small groups. Working with the teacher you will assist with the development of appropriate resources, schemes of work and teaching strategies to ensure provisions support individual learning needs.
This is no ordinary job, this is an opportunity to be part of something amazing, to inspire children and really make a difference. It's not necessarily your experience that we're most interested in, it's your passion and commitment to our mission, ensuring every child, whatever their background, receives a high quality education.
You will be extremely well supported, working alongside a passionate team of teachers. This is a great role for someone who is looking to take their first steps into an exciting and rewarding career in education.
We are looking for someone who is:
- A great communicator who develops positive relationships with young children
- Understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the children whom we are supporting
- Enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team
- Consistent in a calm and fair approach
- Committed to raise the achievement of all students of all abilities
- Passionate and dedicated in helping children reach their academic potential
We know you're going to do great things, investing in our employees' wellbeing and career development is a priority for us. We can offer you:
- A comprehensive induction programme
- Excellent ongoing CPD
- Progression: If career development is your thing, we offer opportunities into teaching through ourTKAT SCITT programme
- Friendly and supportive environment, where everyone is committed to a work lifebalance
- The opportunity to be part of exciting development and innovative change
- Access to trust resources and materials
- Cycle to work scheme
- TKAT Widerwallet discount program with a wealth of discounts
- Free eye tests
- Employee Assistance Programme - free & confidential advice on a variety of subjects ranging from physical and mental health to financial help
The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) is one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South & East of England with 45 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT Family. Our ultimate aim is to ensure we drive educational standards through the provision of outstanding teaching, leadership and learning for all. Within the#oneTKATfamily, the shared and common purpose is to work together as a community of schools to ensure that every child, whatever their background, receives a high quality education. We place a high value on collaboration;'achieving more together', giving staff the opportunity to come together and learn, ensuring a shared sense of purpose across our network and by sharing expertise across the TKAT family.
We have a flexible approach to interviews and can offer a range of dates and times to suit your personal circumstances.
We reserve the right to close the vacancy early should we receive a significant number of applications.
TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full safer recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.
Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse
TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic. We have a whole school approach to flexible working to promote a positive work life balance.
TKAT recognises the value of enabling our employees to develop their career and balance this with their commitments and interests outside of work. In TKAT we promote flexible working practices and opportunities to support and value wellbeing.
Access to interview
Should you be selected and invited to interview please let us know if you require us to adapt the interview environment. If we can accommodate practical workplace adjustments to assist, we will.
Information about the School
Heybridge Primary School currently has 396 pupils ranging from 4 – 11 years.
We have a bright modern building, which is well equipped and is set within unusually generous grounds with playing fields and gardens. We are acknowledged as a friendly school within our local community and benefit from easy access to local amenities.
In December 2012 we converted to Academy status and became part of the highly prestigious Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT). The School shares good links with other primary and secondary schools in the Maldon area, so is able to provide wider learning experiences and networking opportunities with our neighbours and also schools within the TKAT family.