Learning Support Assistant - PM

Warren Primary School, Grays

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Job Ref No. ECC2078-110S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band A Point 1-6
Position Start Date: 04/01/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 04/12/2023 Midday Date of Interviews: Friday 8th December 2023  

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Warren Primary School

Gilbert Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6NB

Wishes to appoint a

Learning Support Assistant - PM only

Salary: Band A Point 1 - 6

(£7,949.27 - £8,673.68 per annum)

16 hours 15 minutes per week

Monday - Friday, 12:15pm - 3:30pm (Overtime may be available)

38 weeks of the year - term time plus inset

Start Date: January 2024

Are you looking for that next step into a role that could offer you entry into the exciting and rewarding world of Education?

A new opportunity has arisen, for a Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team supporting students in the classroom. Warren Primary School is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, committed and flexible Learning Support Assistant, to support student learning and educational outcomes. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of child development and learning and will be willing to support children with both their physical and academic needs.

his is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to take on a crucial role to enable pupils access to learning, by supervising and assisting pupils (one to one and in small groups) across a wide range of activities and supported learning activities within our school and make a difference to the life chances of children at Warren Primary School. You will work in partnership with class teachers, to support learning in line with the National Curriculum.

Warren Primary School is an exciting place to learn! We have enthusiastic, talented and hardworking children, who are supported in their learning by an outstanding staff team, dedicated governors and very supportive parents. Our values of willingness, ambition, resilience, respect, enthusiasm and never giving up, permeate the life of our school, with staff, pupils, governors and parents working and learning together, sharing a common aim for all our children to be the best that they can be in our journey of building tomorrow today.

Warren Primary School is committed to working in partnership with children, parents, carers and the wider community to ensure success for all pupils in all areas of their lives. We are dedicated to offering all children the opportunity to develop, succeed and achieve in a safe, happy and inclusive environment - regardless of their individual ability, gender, beliefs, ethnic heritage or language. We recognise the importance of supporting all individuals in identifying and developing their strengths and helping them to find ways to cope positively with their weaknesses.

We provide opportunities for everyone every day to maximise their intellectual, physical, social and spiritual potential. We strive to ensure that every individual has a positive self-image. We believe that there are two major prerequisites for successful teaching and learning. Firstly, a secure, well organised, caring environment and secondly, mutual respect for each other, acknowledging the right to be different. This respect also encompasses caring for our building, our grounds, the community and wider environment, in which we live and work. In preparing our young people for their future lives we recognise the necessity to teach key literacy and numeracy skills along with the thinking, learning and technological skills which will enable them to succeed and become true lifelong learners.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate patience and show a commitment to supporting learners to improve educational outcomes. This role would be suited to someone enthusiastic, personable, empathetic and able to communicate effectively, whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner, under pressure. You will need to understand the subjects that you support the children in, be able to demonstrate a fair attitude and apply rules consistently as well and be confident in adjusting learning programs to meet the child's needs.

Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential. This position will involve:

· Supporting pupils, to ensure they are engaged in learning activities

· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom

· Support children in break-out spaces for interventions

· Act as a role model, setting high expectations of conduct and promoting positive pupil behaviour, to create a safe and inclusive learning environment

· Providing feedback to the classroom teacher on the pupil's progress against lesson plans, the conduct of the lesson and keeping pupil-related records

· Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school's policies and procedures about health & safety, welfare and wellbeing and safeguarding

· Provide additional support to the teachers in the classrooms,

· To establish positive relationships with the pupils in lessons being covered

The successful candidate will have:

· A passion for working with pupils and assisting them on their journey

· The ability to support pupils with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties

· Excellent written skills with the ability to multi-task

· Excellent communication skills, with a positive and helpful attitude

· The ability to follow safeguarding procedures and prioritise students' welfare

· GCSE or A Level Maths and English

· Excellent de-escalation skills and will be resilient, hardworking


Warren Primary School is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. Staff have high expectations of pupils and pupils work hard to reach these. Pupils appreciate the high-quality support they get from all adults in school. They take responsibility for their learning and behaviour, developing both independence and resilience. Ofsted commented that "pupils are happy and enjoy being at school".

Warren Primary School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trustis a Multi-Academy Trust, withtwelve member schoolswithin Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools' Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:

· Recognition of continuous service

· Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme

· Excellent CPD opportunities

· Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools

· The support of an experienced family of schools

· National Conditions of Service

· Access to the Employee Assistance Programme

· Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff

· Wider support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance

If you feel the school would suit you, and you have the passion, drive and commitment to work with us to make all aspects of our school outstanding, please apply now or you can request a visit of the

school or for more information speak to Ayshen Uluhan hr@osborne.coop or call 01375 648901. As a trust, we welcome applications from colleagues from all backgrounds.

Warren Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In compliance with safer recruitment procedures and guidelines, all applications must be made on our formal application form, CVs will not be accepted.  This appointment will be subject to pre-employment checks including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and satisfactory references. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is an equal opportunities employer.

If you would like to be considered for this post, application forms are available via our website,Vacancies in our Trust (osborne.coop)or Essex School Jobs.

Closing date: Monday 4th December 2023 - Midday

Interview date: Friday 8th December 2023

Please note: we may hold interviews as and when applications are received, and we reserve the right to offer to a candidate before the closing date. With this in mind, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post will be subject to an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Information about the School

Warren primary school is a very popular and oversubscribed school. It opened in 1997 and has grown from a pupil population of 31 to 458, plus 52 Nursery children (part time). We also have specialist provision for severely and profoundly deaf children.

Warren was built to serve Chafford Hundred, a community of private housing and is now one of four primary schools. Chafford Hundred is convenient to reach by road, and has good public transport links to London and the coast. The school is within walking distance of Lakeside Regional shopping centre and Chafford Hundred railway station.

The school is set in pleasant grounds, which has a large playing field, adventure playground, small wood and garden areas.

The school provides a safe and happy environment in which the children thrive and enjoy learning in a stimulating setting. The children are welcoming, polite, well-motivated and generally high achievers and we expect over 50% to achieve above expected progress each year and hope that this figure will continue to rise. They are confident and very proud to wear their uniform and represent their school.

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

Abbie Stonehouse
Warren Primary School
Gilbert Road
Chafford Hundred, Grays
Essex, RM16 6NB
Telephone: 01375 482288
Email: hr@osborne.coop

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