Learning Support Assistant

Alec Hunter Academy, Braintree

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Job Ref No. ECC4010-115S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Actual Salary £13,917.14 - £14,147.90 per annum
Position Start Date: 01/01/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/12/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: Week commencing: Monday 4 December 2023  

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27 hours and 5 minutes per week, term time only

Required for January 2024

Alec Hunter Academy is seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed Learning Support Assistant to join a well-led, high-performing, and supportive team. The successful applicant will have a keen interest in numeracy strategies and the ability to help students to reach their full potential by working with them individually, in small groups or in the classroom as part of the Student Development Team.

Applicants must have excellent numeracy and literacy skills, including Maths and English at GCSE grade C or above. Previous experience is not mandatory, since guidance and training will be provided, but a background in supporting young people with additional needs would be an advantage. Applications are particularly welcome from people who have previously provided personal care to physically impaired children, as well as those with other learning difficulties. However, the most essential attribute for this position is the ability to engender positive relationships with young people.

Alec Hunter Academy is a mixed 11-16 comprehensive school with an established reputation as a welcoming and forward-thinking learning community. As a member of the Saffron Academy Trust, we work in close partnership with a small family of schools in north-west Essex, including Saffron Walden County High, one of the highest performing schools in the county. Numerous opportunities for professional development exist through this partnership and our membership of several local networks.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates - you can read more about this in our Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement.A Disclosure and Barring Service check at an enhanced level will be required for this post. If you would like to visit the school prior to making an application, please do not hesitate to contact us to arrange this.

You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands, or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

Our commitment to equality and diversity:As a school, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all our people equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness throughout our recruitment and employment practices and not discriminating on any grounds.

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

Jill Cochrane
Stubbs Lane , Braintree
Essex, CM7 3NR
Telephone: 01376 559334
Email: jcochrane@alechunter.com

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