Ark Ayrton Primary Academy & Nursery
1:1 Learning Support Assistant
Location: Southsea, Hampshire
Salary: Ark Band 2 – Pt 1-3 (£22,433-£22,737 FTE)
Actual - £19,514-£19,775
Start date: ASAP
Hours: 35.5 hours per week
Closing date: 1st December 2023
Do you have a passion for working with children in a school environment? Do you want to join a fast-growing organisation with excellent opportunities for development and professional growth? Then we have a great opportunity for you to join a vibrant Ark academy in Portsmouth.
We are looking for an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join our team. Our school, children and families have the highest aspirations to achieve well. Sometimes we need to provide a little extra help on their journey and that’s where you come in.
Are you imaginative, committed, and adaptable? We are seeking an experienced learning support assistant who can provide individualised support as part of a dedicated team. The needs of our children are paramount, and they are looking for an individual who can help them achieve their goals in a supportive and creative way. Every day is an opportunity to really make a difference.
We’re proud of all our children and staff and we welcome the opportunity to show you around our school. Ark Ayrton is dedicated to the well-being of its team and have excellent pastoral support in place. Please call the number below or email email@example.com to arrange a visit.
Our ideal candidate:
- Have experience of establishing successful learning relationships with a variety of pupils
- Have a helpful, positive, calm and caring nature
- Have genuine passion and belief in the potential of every pupil
- Be able to understand and implement particular strategies and methods to help pupils to improve their learning and enjoyment of learning
- Be able to help implement the necessary routines and patterns to establish good behaviour management within the school
- Be committed to Ark Ayrton’s ethos of high expectation
View the full job description and person specification here.
About our school:
Ark Ayrton is a two form entry primary school and nursery, situated in the heart of Portsmouth, close to the sea.
We have high expectations of our children and for our children of what they can achieve. Our priorities are to ensure all children are here, safe, happy and learning well at all times.
This means we also have high expectations of ourselves, our parents and carers and the other people who work with us in improving outcomes for our children. We work closely with our partners and challenge each other openly and honestly to be sure we never lose sight of the vision and the job to be done in achieving excellence for all.
We have a strong and dedicated staff team at Ayrton - all ready to provide the best education and environment for the children to thrive in every day. We have a bespoke Curriculum, written by us for our children and we are passionate and relentless in ensuring that there is something for everyone ay Ark Ayrton.
We welcome applications from experienced individuals but will consider applications from those who are looking to develop their career. Just be sure you have maths and English GCSE C or above.
Find out more about us by visiting www.arkayrtonprimary.org.
- Support and challenge to develop you further
- Comprehensive CPD
- Generous pension scheme – a salary average defined benefit pension scheme, meaning you build up a guaranteed amount in your pension, payable for every year of your retirement
- Access to Ark Rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
- Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season tickets or to buy a bicycle
- Gym discounts – offering up to 40% off your local gym
- Access to the Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support
How to apply:
Please visit https://arkayrtonprimary.org/vacancies and submit your application.
Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised so early application is advised.
If you wish to discuss this opportunity or for any questions, please call 023 9282 4828 or email Lauren Boxall firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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