1:1 Learning Support Assistant
School
Garden City Academy
Location
Radburn Way , Letchworth Garden City, England SG6 2JZ
Start Date
As soon as possible
Salary
NJC England & Wales Spc 5 – 6 (£23,500 - £23,893) FTE

About the Role

We wish to appoint a 1 to 1 Learning Support Assistant to start as soon as possible on a full-time basis term time only. The role is offered on fixed term contract linked to EHCP funding for a child joining our school. The Learning Support Assistant role is vital to the school and involves supporting children with a variety of needs including Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCP’s). We are particularly interested in speaking to individuals who have a background in Speech and Language, ADHD, ACMH and Autism.

 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

Background Information about the School

At Garden City Academy our primary aim is to ensure that every member of the school community feels included, valued and respected, and that each person is treated fairly and well. We are a caring community, whose values are built on mutual trust and respect for all. We have high expectations of all our pupils and support each child to fulfill their full potential and be the best they can be. Our school motto is ‘Believe and Achieve’, something which is embedded in our everyday ethos.

At our school we firmly believe in the importance of forming relationships between parents, carers and the school.  To achieve the best results it is vital that there is close co-operation and communications between home and school.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Garden City Academy

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Garden City Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Garden City Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Closing Date
Wednesday 22nd May 2024 at 12pm (midday). However, applications will be assessed upon submission.
Application Contact
Trust Social Media
Location

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to [email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

  • A wide range of professional development opportunities,
  • A competitive salary,
  • Term-time only,
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,

As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.