Learning Support Assistant

The Kents Hill Infant Academy, Benfleet
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Job Ref No. ECC2971-91S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 20/05/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/04/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: 29 April 2024  

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School: Kents Hill Infant Academy

Position: Learning Support Assistant

Contract: Permanent

Hours per week: 25 hours and 15 minutes per week (38 weeks - Term time only)

Scale: 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £13,410.39 to £13,634.66 (Depending on experience)

Start Date: ASAP

Application Closes: Sunday 21st April 2024

Interview Date: Monday 29th April 2024

At Kents Hill Infants Academy we aim to provide an exciting, stimulating, safe and secure environment where outstanding learning takes place. We are very much a family school. The ethos of the school is reflected in excellent relationships and in its purposeful and caring atmosphere. Parents, carers, staff and directors all contribute to our success. Our children make excellent progress and the school enjoys very high standards. We firmly believe that "every child matters" and we provide the highest quality learning opportunities for all our children.

We are seeking an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will play a pivotal role in fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual, who enjoys using their own initiative as well as working as part of a team. Working 25 hours and 15 minutes per week; Monday to Thursday 8.45 am to 3.15 pm and Friday 8.45 am to 12.00 pm, term time only.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you:

· Have good literacy and numeracy skills with GCSE English and Maths grades A-C (4 and above).

· Are educated to NVQ Level 2 in learning support / early years or equivalent qualification or experience.

· Have proven experience working with children in a school or early year setting.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills,enabling you to effectively interact with both children and adults.

· The ability to overcome communication barriers and build rapport with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

· Have an understanding of the importance of social and emotional well-being and a commitment to nurturing a supportive and inclusive learning environment.

· Are Adaptable to work within a small,specialised team supporting children with diverse needs.

· Effective organisational and interpersonal skills,enabling you to manage tasks efficiently and collaborate effectively with colleagues.

· The ability to work independently and take initiative,taking pride in your work and consistently seeking opportunities to contribute to the team's success.

· The ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain composure in challenging situations

What we can offer you:

· Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· A dynamic and collaborative team of leadership who are dedicated and committed to the success of pupils and staff alike.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· An additional week's holiday in October resulting in a 2-week break during this term.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01268 792500, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job opportunity early.

Kents Hill Infant Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' button to complete our application form. Once completed please send to Sarah O'Donnell, Recruitment Consultant at recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Job Description and Person Specification is also included in the attachments.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Information about the School

Our school is happy, friendly and very successful and as of January 1st 2019 we are delighted to be one of a family of schools as part of the South Essex Academy Trust. We aim to provide an exciting, stimulating, safe and secure environment where outstanding learning takes place. We are very much a family school. The ethos of the school is reflected in excellent relationships and in its purposeful and caring atmosphere. Parents, carers, staff and directors all contribute to our success. Our children make excellent progress and the school enjoys very high standards. We firmly believe that “every child matters” and we provide the highest quality learning opportunities for all our children. This includes a broad range of extra curricular activities.

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

Sarah O'Donnell
South Essex Academy Trust
Westwood Academy
Beresford Close, Hadleigh
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702559467 ext 214
Email: recruitment@seacademytrust.co.uk

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