About the Role
Water Lane Primary Academy is an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ school and we are currently seeking a Learning Support Assistant to provide help and support to our amazing children.
In particular, successful applicants should have:
• At least one years experience of working with children in the primary age range
• Experience of working with children in a friendly, busy environment
• An understanding of children with SEN needs
• Level 2 qualification in play work/childcare
• A current food hygiene certificate (desirable)
• Paediatric first aid qualification (desirable)
• Knowledge of child safeguarding procedures
• Have excellent communication skills
• Have the ability to build effective relationships with students, parents and other staff
• The ability to relate in a firm and friendly way with a wide range of personalities
• The ability to use initiative
• Be willing to undertake direction and guidance
• Have a good understanding of behaviour management strategies
• Be able to work as part of a team
In return 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 supportive team.
• An excellent CPD training programme with REAch2 and beyond.
• 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
• Membership of a 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.
About the school
Based in Harlow, and set in large and beautiful grounds, Water Lane Primary Academy is a happy and safe environment in which children can learn, grow and develop into confident and successful young people.
The school has a caring team that works hard to reach high standards in everything they do. The school firmly believe that education is a partnership between home and school and regard parents as an active partner in their child’s education.
Through the school’s engaging curriculum, they ensure that children can foster a passion for learning and curiosity that will help to develop: a strong knowledge base, high aspirations and a lifetime of memories. The school has a focus on Visible Learning strategies that promote independence, develop resilience and encourage all our children to become inquisitive, life-long learners.
Like many REAch2 schools, Water Lane Primary Academy supports a community that is socio-economically mixed and the number of students who are from minority ethnic backgrounds is above the national average.
Informal and exploratory conversations are welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office using 01279 417410.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed applications forms should be sent to Elaine Brook, Interim Headteacher using [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,
• 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.