Learning Support Assistant

Columbus School and College, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC7071-181 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: £14,471.53 - £15,207.30
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 07/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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£14,471.53 - £15,207.30+ AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Immediate Start

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated individual to work as a Learning Support Assistant. In this role, you will work closely with children and young people aged 3 to 19 who have a diverse range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

Your responsibilities may entail working on either of our campuses in collaboration with class teachers. You will play a vital role in assisting students with severe and complex needs, facilitating their learning journey. This includes providing support during lessons, assisting with activities such as swimming, supervising playtime and lunch breaks, and contributing to the creation of teaching resources and displays.

Graded as 'outstanding' by Ofsted, Columbus is a leading all-age special school for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties based in Chelmsford, Essex. We deliver an outstanding education to students in our impressive, purpose-built environment across two campuses with some of the highest quality learning environments in the country for children with complex needs.

Columbus School and College provides a broad and ambitious curriculum that is profoundly focused on preparing learners for the future. We have high expectations of learners' progress across the key areas of communication and interaction; cognition and learning; sensory, physical health and development; social, emotional and mental health; and self help and independence. Each learner has a personalised curriculum closely related to their education, health and care plan (EHCP). The curriculum is designed through collaboration with parents and carers and, as necessary, other professionals and specialists.

We want children to be excited about coming to school and love learning. We want them to be motivated and challenged. Most of all, we want all our children to know they can be successful and feel proud of their achievements.

If you have the drive and determination to ensure students make progress and you firmly believe that you can improve and enhance their experience, your application would be most welcomed!

We would strongly encourage you to visit the school - please contact the Office Manager on 01245 491492 to arrange.

Closing date : 7thApril 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. Apply today:

https://aet.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/4433?c=aet&source=essexschoolsjobs

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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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Laurence Johnson
School Campus
Oliver Way, Chelmsford
Essex, CM1 4ZB
Telephone: 01245 491492
Email: ljohnson@academiesenterprisetrust.org

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