Learning Support Assistant

Unity Primary Academy, COLCHESTER
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Job Ref No. ECC2107-193S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: NJC SCP 5 - £23,500 FTE Pro rata
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week beginning 6th May 2024  

Job Description

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We wish to appoint a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to start as soon as possible. The Learning Support Assistant role is vital to the school and involves supporting children in the classroom with a variety of needs across the school.

Successful candidates should have:

· Experience of working with and caring for children

· Experience of working with children with special educational needs.

· High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour

· Enthusiasm and dedication to developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching, mentoring and guidance

· A commitment to promoting and fostering good relationships between children and with parents and colleagues

You should be:

· Forward thinking and willing to adapt to the changing needs of the school

· Able to promote the warm, caring and friendly ethos of the school to pupils, parents and the public

· Able to perform under pressure

· Confident to use your own initiative when required

What can we offer you?

· An active school community with supportive parents;

· An award winning learning environment;

· Excellent professional development opportunities;

· A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children

· The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the same passion for primary education

Information about the School

Unity Primary Academy is a member of the REAch2 Trust; a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. Teachers within REAch2 belong to a national community of professionals, and benefit from a wide range of networks and development opportunities across the Trust. In time, our best teachers are able to work across schools, develop specialisms and step up to leadership roles within and beyond their own academy. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

REAch2 benefits from the involvement of leading educationalists, including our board member Professor John West-Burnham, and strong links to prestigious institutions such as the Institute of Education.

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

Mr Pieter Labuschagne
Hickory Avenue, COLCHESTER
Essex, CO4 3QJ
Telephone: 01206 864226
Email: admin@unityprimaryacademy.com

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