Learning Support Assistant x 3

Endeavour Co-operative Academy, Brentwood

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Job Ref No. ECC5951-101 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4 Pt 7/8
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/02/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 15/02/2024 Shortlisting Starts:  12/02/2024

Job Description

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We are recruiting three part time LSA's to contribute to high quality teaching and learning at Endeavour Co-operative Academy, supporting teachers.

Endeavour Co-operative Academy is in an exciting phase of development at present, as we continue to expand & are in the process of a whole site rebuild in partnership with DfE Rebuilding Schools Project.

LSAs work in partnership with class teachers to support pupils with moderate learning difficulties and complex needs and to support their learning in line with the codes of practice and school policies and procedures.

All applicants are strongly advised to read the job description and person specification for the post prior to submitting their application.

We have three positions available:

1 x 33 hours 45 mins per week, Monday to Friday, term time only.

1 x 20 hours 45 mins per week, term time only.

1 x 20 hours 15 mins per week, term time only.

Please state in the additional information section of the application formwhich role you are interested in.

The following pre-employment checks will be required where applicable to the role and setting:

- receipt of satisfactory references
- verification of identity
- a satisfactory DBS disclosure if undertaking Regulated Activity
- verification that you not barred from working with Children
- verification that you are not prohibited from teaching
- verification of medical fitness for the particular role
- verification of qualifications and of professional status where required e.g. QTS status
- the production of evidence of the right to work in the UK
- verification of successful completion of/exemption from statutory induction period
- verification that you are not subject to a section 128 direction preventing you from holding a management position within a school (if applicable)
- a declaration that you are not disqualified from working with children by virtue of the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2018 or that you have provided a valid disqualification waiver from Ofsted

In line with recommended practice in the statutory guidance "Keeping Children Safe in Education", the school will conduct searches for information on shortlisted candidates which is publicly available on-line. The purpose is limited:

- to identify issues which call into question the applicant's suitability to work with children;
- to verify employment history.

Only information related the purposes stated will be shared with the Panel. Any information will be discussed with candidates at interview before any decisions regarding the recruitment process are made.

Recruitment Statement

Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. The Trust complies with the statutory legislative requirements and guidance that seeks to protect children including 'Keeping Children Safe in Education Guidance'. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. This includes the disclosure of criminal records, online checks and other vetting documents. We ensure that we have a range of policies in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across our schools.

Keys Co Operative Academy recognises the value of, and seeks to achieve, a diverse workforce which includes people from all backgrounds. We take positive steps to create an employment culture in which people feel confident of being treated with fairness, dignity and tolerance irrespective of their individual differences. This is embedded through our co-operative values. This commitment extends beyond the relationship between and conduct of employees and potential employees, to the whole community. Keys Co Operative Academy Trust is committed to the elimination of unlawful discrimination and to the promotion of good relations.

Information about the School

In September 2023 Endeavour Co-operative Academy will be a 5 – 19 school for 172 young people, all with an EHCP. The primary need of pupils is Moderate Learning Difficulties. Our classes have, on average, 12 pupils and 1.5 Teaching Assistants. All teachers are class tutors, which involves responsibility for registration, reports and Annual Reviews for a class.

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.

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

Sharon De Silva
Hogarth Avenue, Brentwood
Essex, CM15 8BE
Telephone: 01376 425955 Ext 803
Email: recruitment@kcat.co.uk

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