Early Years Learning Support Assistant
School
St Margaret's Primary Academy
Location
Church Road , Lowestoft, Suffolk NR32 4JF
Start Date
TBC
Salary
NJC 4-11 £15,798 - £17,934

About the Role

Do you enjoy working with children Early Years? Are you an outstanding practitioner? If so, we are looking for an inspirational enthusiastic, professional and dedicated Early Years Practitioner to join our Early Years team. Please see our video on the welcome page on our website https://www.st-margarets.suffolk.sch.uk/welcome/

St Margaret’s is a very special place, and we aim to create a magical and wonderous experience for every child. Every day, in every way, we harness the grit and determination in our community so as to offer dignity and respect to all. In doing so we equip our team with the most up to date training, based in neuroscience to support both the wellbeing of the children and the adults. We begin our days with pit stops that punctuate the learning and ensure that all children feel safe and ready to learn. These are just 2 of our values that are based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs and provide a language structure chosen intentionally to serve our generationally underserved community. With patience and a mindset that is open to being part of a team that are national changemakers in education you will revolutionise your approach to working with children and unlocking their potential.

Through training and support at St Margaret’s we develop versatility in our LSA toolbox of skills and strategies which lead to mastery in our craft. It is with this care that we recognise and create an environment where our team is everything and we understand how much commitment, dedication and devotion our mission entails.

We look forward to giving you the St Margaret’s experience and hope that this stirs both excitement and inquiry within, ready for the next phase of your journey.

At St Margaret’s Primary Academy, we pride ourselves on providing a safe, secure, positive and nurturing learning environment for the children from the local community and surrounding area.  We have a committed & dedicated team of teachers & support staff who work tirelessly to extend the children’s learning opportunities, our aim is to inspire our children to believe in themselves and what they may achieve in the future; Unlocking Potential; Transforming Lives. This is an exciting opportunity to work within our wonderful, enthusiastic early years team and make a real difference to children’s lives and provide them with a fantastic education.

So if you:
• Hold an Early Years Practitioner Level 3 Childcare Qualification/Experience of working with children in an early years setting which is Ofsted regulated and have knowledge and experience of Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
• Have knowledge and expertise of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework
• Are a person with a strong moral purpose to enable achievement for all.
• An individual who is committed to and passionate about high quality teaching.
• Ready to learn, as part of a team and be challenged to become the best that you can be in an out of the classroom.
• Able to remain calm and adaptable to the needs of different children.
• Ready to share expertise and drive for school-wide improvement.
• Ensure Early Years is a safe environment for children, staff and others.
• Develop partnerships with parents/carers to increase involvement in their child’s development.

We can offer you:
• The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU
• The chance to work with a fantastic team in a two-form entry school.
• An excellent CPD training programme within the school and funded courses with REAch2 and beyond.
• A research-led school who works tirelessly to develop pedagogy and practice.
• A tenacious and courageous Senior Leadership Team who care fervently about inclusion and promote creativity and thinking outside of the box
• Fun-loving, energetic and enthusiastic pupils (and staff).
• Proactive parents waiting to join us on our journey to excellence
• The opportunity to make a REAL difference to the lives and life-chances of the pupils at St Margaret’s Primary Academy

Closing Date
3rd February 2023
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You are invited to submit an application form to Robert Wright, Business Manager at [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.

In accordance with our Safeguarding Policy the successful candidate will be required to have an enhanced DBS check.

To arrange an informal discussion please contact Robert Wright, Business Manager at [email protected].

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.

We can offer you:

• The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU
• The chance to work with a fantastic team in a two-form entry school.
• An excellent CPD training programme within the school and funded courses with REAch2 and beyond.
• A research-led school who works tirelessly to develop pedagogy and practice.
• A tenacious and courageous Senior Leadership Team who care fervently about inclusion and promote creativity and thinking outside of the box
• Fun-loving, energetic and enthusiastic pupils (and staff).
• Proactive parents waiting to join us on our journey to excellence
• The opportunity to make a REAL difference to the lives and life-chances of the pupils at St Margaret’s Primary Academy