GLC Lansdowne Primary Academy: Learning Support Assistant
Contract Type: 31.25 hours per week, term time plus inset days
Lansdowne Primary Academy is part of the wider Gateway Learning Community (GLC); a partnership of local primary and secondary schools committed to working together to achieve the highest educational standards for the whole community in friendly schools that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.
We are looking to appoint strong, enthusiastic, committed and creative part time Learning Support Assistants who will be required to work within the mainstream classroom setting across our Primary Academy. Successful candidates would have experience of working in a Learning Support Assistant role within a school environment and with children with special needs and have a calm, observant and responsive approach. You will be required to work flexibly taking direction from the class teachers and SENCo in adapting and planning activities to take students’ learning forward. Our students’ needs are at the core of the GLC’s ethos, successful candidates will be required to support the emotional and social development of the young people they work with.
Candidates must be able to carry out and write up necessary observations to inform and evaluate the child’s needs. They must be experienced classroom practitioners proactive in dealing with students and identifying groups or individuals who may be falling behind in their learning.
Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and will have the following:
- NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is essential;
- good standard of education; Maths and English GCSE grades A – C, or equivalent;
- can provide excellent classroom support in literacy, numeracy and behavioural needs;
- good organisation and inter-personal skills;
- good knowledge of ICT;
- be committed to high achievement from students and themselves.
All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application pack.
Applications should be submitted by: Wednesday 8th January 2020 at 12pm
Interviews will take place week commencing: W/c 13th January 2020
Interview location: Lansdowne Primary Academy, Lansdowne Road, Tilbury, Essex RM18 7QB
The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.