Learning Support Assistant

Larchwood Primary School, Brentwood

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Job Ref No. ECC2105-203 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £21,189 (pro rata) plus £663 (OFA)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/12/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: 4th December  

Job Description

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We have an exciting opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant to join our school working in one of our wonderful Upper Key Stage 2 classes.

About us

Larchwood Primary School is a highly successful and popular two-form entry primary school located in Pilgrim's Hatch, Brentwood. Our mission statement is all about 'Achievement and Enjoyment'. We want our children to do well at school, reaching their potential while enjoying their primary years. We firmly believe that if you get this right in Early Years, children will continue to do well. Our children are fab! They are well behaved, enjoy coming to school and are ready and willing to learn, leaving Larchwood ready for secondary school. Our community believes in what we are doing and parents are hugely supportive of the school. Staff are dedicated, skilled, friendly and work well as part of a team.

Larchwood has been part of the academy trust for nine years. The Trust is expanding, currently consisting of two secondary schools and two primary schools with another due to join soon.

What we can offer

· Well behaved children that are ready and willing to learn

· Supportive Senior Leadership Team

· Full-time LSA in every class

· Great working and learning environment

· Additional facilities in the school

About You

The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate the following skills and attributes:

. Good standard of maths and English, both written and spoken (O Level or GCSE grade C or above)

. Experience of working in a primary school classroom preferable

. Should have creative ideas which can be contributed to the planning of activities

. Confident in making judgments about children's abilities and provide insightful and useful observations.

. Have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills plus be able to demonstrate high expectations of achievement for all pupils.

. Ability to work as part of a team but to act independently if required.

. Willingness to learn new skills and take on new tasks

. Must have a warm and positive approach towards all children, staff, parents and carers

. Previous experience of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) preferable

. Good sense of humour

Days: Monday to Friday (term time only)

Hours: 8:30am to 3:30pm

Annual salary - £21,189 (pro rata- see below) plus £663 Outer Fringe Allowance (OFA)

In real terms: £15,189.63(annually)

Contract: Permanent. 39 weeks per year; paid weeks, 44.7

If you are interested, please contact the school or email our Headteacher, Steve Bowsher, for an informal chat.

Application Deadline: Friday 1st December at midday

Shortlisting date - Monday 4th December(you will be contacted only if you are successful in being shortlisted)

Position Starts: As soon as practically possible.

Take a look at our website to get a feel for our school - www.larchwoodprimary.co.uk or Twitter page https://twitter.com/LarchwoodPS or contact our Headteacher Steve Bowsher by email or at the school for an informal conversation.

Our Local School Committee (governing board) is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, medical check and an enhanced DBS check.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early upon appointment of a successful applicant.

Larchwood Primary School is part of the Discovery Educational Trust. Your normal place of work is at Larchwood Primary School however Discovery Educational Trust reserves the right to require you to work at any other of its establishments, whether on a temporary or permanent basis according to the needs of the employer.

We look forward to hearing from you.

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

Steve Bowsher
Larchwood Gardens
Pilgrims Hatch, Brentwood
Essex, CM15 9NG
Telephone: 01277 372450
Email: head@larchwood.essex.sch.uk

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