About the Role
Are you an innovative, exciting and reflective practitioner who can make a difference? Do you have high expectations? Are you passionate about providing an excellent education for all children, including those with additional needs and more confident learners? Are you looking for a unique opportunity? If so, we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for a highly skilled Special Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to support children within our academy. We are looking for people who are up for a challenge and want to get stuck in with all aspects of our academy life!
You would be working 1:1, and with small groups, in Year 3 initially, and should hold training in nasogastric tube feeding, or be willing to undergo training.
About the role
As a Special Learning Support Assistant at Sir Martin Frobisher Academy, you will be line managed by our qualified SENCo. You will support children within the classroom and through small group or individual learning activities. You may also work 1-1 with children with additional needs. You will be welcomed and supported as part of an established team. We are a very happy and friendly school.
What we’re looking for:
We are looking for an individual who would be happy working in Year 3 initially, but also Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 over time.
The successful candidate will have:
- The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence
- Experience of working with children of different ages within Key Stage One and Two
- A calm, fair and consistent approach
- Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour
- The ability to be a positive team player and be able to use their own initiative
In return we can offer:
- A firm commitment to you and your professional development.
- Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors
- Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference to our children
- Coaching and mentoring from the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team
- Fantastic Trust-wide CPD opportunities
- Opportunities for career progression
Ideally you will have experience of working with children with SEND. You will be able to scaffold and extend children’s learning and develop their independent thinking through appropriate questioning as well as being committed to consistency, inclusion and challenge. You will be part of a unique community as well as being part of the largest primary Multi-Academy Trust in the country.
The children at Sir Martin Frobisher need a stable and committed staff, who really believe in them and are willing to do whatever it takes to ensure they receive the best teaching and the widest opportunities possible.
In return, you will see that our children are enthusiastic, keen to learn and rewarding to teach.
Background Information about the School
We like to think of Sir Martin Frobisher as a family that embraces everyone in its community, from pupils and staff to governors, parents and carers. As a school, we live and breathe our school motto: Successful, Meaningful Futures for All. This message underpins everything that we do, be that in the classroom, on the sports field or in the wider school community.
An exciting and innovative curriculum is made special by a wide range of unique learning experiences. A talented and well qualified workforce engages all learners in reaching the highest standards. High aspirations and expectations encompasses the life of the school and supports the development of children with high self-esteem, self-discipline and strong community spirit.
Every member of the Sir Martin Frobisher Academy team believes passionately in the importance of learning in a caring and nurturing environment so that all children develop and achieve their best as valued members of the Sir Martin Frobisher Academy family. We strive to ensure that every child fulfils their potential in all areas of school life and look forward to welcoming you into our happy 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 Sir Martin Frobisher Academy
As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Sir Martin Frobisher 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. Sir Martin Frobisher 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.
The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.
Completed applications forms should be sent to Mr. Simon Wood, Executive Headteacher by email [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 Mr. Simon Wood, Executive Headteacher via school office on 01255 427073 or email [email protected]
Early applications are welcomed, and SMFA reserve the right to interview exceptional candidates immediately, withdrawing the advert once a successful appointment is confirmed. We do not accept CVs only.
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.