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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    6 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,117.00 - £23,504.00 Annually (FTE) Approx Starting Salary £17,372

1:1 SEN Learning Support Assistant (FAR084BC) job summary

1-1 SEN Learning Support Assistant

Farndon Fields Primary School

Grade 5 Pay Point 7-8 (£23,117 - £23,504).

Approx starting salary £17,372

For working 32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Fixed term until 25 August 2025

Monday to Friday, 08:30am - 15:30pm

Farndon Fields is a wonderful place to work, where colleagues and children take pride in their school: the environment, their learning and the wider community. It is a Good school (Ofsted June 2023) that is growing towards 420 children on roll. The school has a thriving pre-school and wrap around care provision. We have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to support the need of children in the classroom, with a focus on SEN and vulnerable pupils.

Farndon Fields Primary School are looking to appoint a caring, enthusiastic and highly motivated Learning Support Assistant who will work under the direct supervision of a teacher to provide support for teaching and learning and associated activities in accordance with school policies and procedures.

Why choose Farndon Fields Primary School?

It is our mission to provide our pupils with a stimulating and engaging curriculum in a safe and secure environment. We believe that emotional wellbeing is essential in developing positive behaviour and academic success. We value and respect all individuals and our ethos gives our community the confidence to achieve their full potential and to be the best that they can be, and in doing so make a positive contribution to society.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To work under the supervision of a teacher to provide care and encouragement to children and young people with disabilities or special educational needs, supporting them to participate in activities and liaising, if required, with parents / carers / other professionals as appropriate.
  • To help prepare, monitor and maintain a safe and secure learning environment in line with the teacher’s lesson plans.
  • Encouraging a high standard of behaviour, develop relationship with others and recognise and deal with emotions in an appropriate way.
  • To prepare and utilise ICT resources to support pupils learning.
  • Participate in educational visits and off-site activities in order to support the full engagement of the designated pupil(s).

We are looking for someone who has:

  • NVQ 2 in support Teaching and Learning, or Equivalent OR able to demonstrate the ability to meet the STL Level 2 National Occupational Standards relevant to this post.
  • Experience of supporting teaching and learning in a formal setting.
  • Knowledge of child protection and health and safety procedures
  • Good interpersonal skills

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification attached to support with your application.

If you have any questions about the role or would like to visit the school, please contact Jenn Wallis (Office Manager) via the school office on 018580 464744 or office@dsatfarndonfields.org

What we offer:

  • Flexible working options
  • Support for continuous professional development in the role
  • Opportunities to visit other organisations for professional learning
  • Highly committed and motivated Team
  • A role which has the opportunity to make a real difference whilst having fun
  • Free car parking
  • Annual incremental pay increases with the pay scale range
  • A defined benefit pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme - EAP
  • Employee self-service portal.
  • Eyecare voucher scheme.
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Retail discounts
  • Dental support
  • Gym discount
  • Be an integral member of the team in a vibrant school
  • Create an outstanding learning environment for the success of all of our children
  • Play a significant part in continuing to develop our school
  • Be part of a wider community of Discovery Schools Trust
  • Excellent opportunities for personal and career development
  • A established Central Services Team who support schools and wider colleagues

More about Discovery Schools Trust

Discovery Schools Trust is dedicated to improving learning and teaching by creating a culture that promotes excellence. The needs of all children are placed at the heart of all decision making regardless of the school they attend. Teaching and learning excellence are shared through learning networks, sharing of ideas and materials as well as leading practitioners between schools. Discovery has developed a school improvement system which focuses on improving outcomes for all children. It also places staff development, talent management and succession planning at the heart of achieving outstanding organisations.

Please note that interviews for this position may be made earlier than the stated closing date if a suitable candidate is identified. Therefore, we encourage interested applicants to submit their applications promptly. Early submission will not only ensure consideration for the position but also increase the likelihood of being invited for an interview. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to receiving your application.

Safeguarding Statement: We are committed to safeguarding our pupils; therefore, the successful applicant will require an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and references.

While we acknowledge the advantages of AI in crafting personal statements for applications, we strongly encourage and expect applicants to personalise and tailor responses. Please note that the Trust may utilise AI checking solutions during the application review process and will be considered when shortlisting.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Farndon Fields Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
332 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

We are a friendly, nurturing, inclusive school set in beautiful, extensive grounds on the edge of Market Harborough. We currently have approximately 300 children on roll including our Preschool and our school is growing, with six additional classrooms completed in January 2019.



Our vision is for Farndon Fields to be a high achieving, vibrant learning community in which children are nurtured, motivated and have outstanding expectations for themselves and others. We believe that every member of our school community has a right to achieve their potential in an atmosphere which balances support with challenge. We provide a climate for learning which encourages creativity, is enjoyable, safe, exciting, and well-structured. We are passionate about improving the health and life choices for all our children and our school ethos promotes health, well–being, self-esteem and resilience and these are the foundations for our children to be successful in all they do. Our goal - underpinned by our four foundation stones of Nurture, Inspire, Learn, Succeed - is to develop life-long learning characteristics in children that encourage self leadership skills, helping each child to be the very best they can be.



We enjoy close links with our parents and community. We believe that strong and effective parent partnerships are key to the successful academic, social and emotional development of the children in our care. We also have established collaborative partnerships with other schools in the locality, in our Trust, with the Affinity Teaching School Alliance and Inspiring Leaders Teacher Training. In a rapidly changing educational landscape, we know that working in partnership is a vital way to grow our capacity and improve on the achievement of our school. Here at Farndon Fields we recognise that progress can come from the power of many if we have a common aim: to achieve success for all.

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