Classroom Support Assistant

Crestwood Community School, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4FZ

27 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    5 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Actual salary

£13,918 to £14,853

Pay scale

C Grade

Classroom Support Assistant job summary

We are looking to appoint enthusiastic, creative and dedicated Classroom Support Assistants to be part of the Inclusion and Support Faculty. Crestwood Community School is one school with two separate campuses serving central Eastleigh with a large Inclusion and Support Faculty which is overseen by the Achievement Leader for Inclusion and Support. The successful applicant will be joining Crestwood at an exciting time as the faculty is developing and continuing to grow in not only size but also expertise. We are currently oversubscribed, this is due to our reputation in the local community for our culture of care, pastoral systems and SEN support. We are looking for somebody who can continue to contribute to this culture and support the provision of pupils in order to meet their needs.

A HLTA in the Inclusion and Support Faculty stated:

“The Inclusion and Support Faculty is a rewarding place to work, where I am able to work with a friendly and supportive team. Everyday we deal with pupils who have complex and demanding needs, we support them to achieve their full potential.”

The role of a Classroom Support Assistant is vital in supporting the academic, personal, emotional and social development of pupils in their lessons and during the school day. Primarily this role will entail working in partnership with class teachers, Provision Leads and the SENCO to ensure that pupils are able to access the curriculum, provide in-class support and emotional support to pupils in and out of lessons. The successful candidate must also be willing to deliver high quality interventions and education packages during tutor and lesson time, contribute to pupil’s annual reviews and provide support during exams. The school runs two resourced provisions: one for Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD), the other for Social, Emotional and Mental Health Needs (SEMH). We are therefore a unique place to gain deep experience across a broad range of learning needs.

These positions require someone who can empathise with students whilst holding them to high expectations. Good communication skills and an ability to clarify and explain instructions clearly are essential. You must be professionally discreet, have well developed interpersonal skills and a good sense of humour. The ability to build appropriate and effective relationships with staff, students and parents is essential. All applicants must have good literacy and numeracy skills and the physical stamina to effectively support a range of students.

All staff in the Inclusion Support Faculty are required to have a specialism in an area of need, the successful candidate will either be required to have a specialism or undertake CPD to develop an understanding of an area of need.

Using the application form

Please download details and a Support Staff Application form from the school website www.crestwood.hants.sch.uk located under the School Information / Vacancies tab. Please note we cannot accept a CV as a means of application.

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Supporting documents

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About Crestwood Community School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1310 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Contact phone number
02380 641232

Crestwood Community School is one school, with two campuses serving central Eastleigh. Crestwood Community School had an Ofsted inspection in June 2018, which confirmed that we are a ‘good’ school. We also achieved outstanding gradings in Personal Development and Behaviour and Leadership. They also said that as a school we are “passionately committed to providing a first-class inclusive education for all pupils; tenacious in their pursuit of additional resources and approaches to continually improve provision.” This is a happy school, where staff and students want to be. The #Crestwoodfamily pervades through everything we do.

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