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GLC Gateway Academy - Learning Support Assistant

Type of Position:Learning Support Assistant
Academy:GLC Gateway Academy
Salary:GLC Points 10 - 16 FTE £17,427 - £20,805 [Actual £13,040 - £15,568]
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Midday on Thursday, 23rd September 2021

Contract: 32.5 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks per year) 

The Gateway Academy is part of the larger 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 and is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people. 

We are looking to appoint a strong, enthusiastic, committed and creative full time Learning Support Assistant who will be required to work 32.5 hours a week. Successful candidates 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: 

  • 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 contact for an application pack.

Closing Date: Midday on Thursday, 23rd September 2021

Interviews: TBC

At The Gateway Academy, Marshfoot Road, Grays, Essex RM16 4LU

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.

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