6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    May 2024

  • Closing date

    1 May 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

E 9-13

What skills and experience we're looking for

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

Essential

• GCSE Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent, in English and Maths (C)

• NVQ Level 3 qualification and/or equivalent practical work experience (A/I/C)

• Communicating and working effectively, confidently, and respectfully with senior colleagues

whilst maintaining confidentiality (A/I/R)

• Working within a school and team environment (A/I/R)

• Working within a partnership context, including co-ordinating collaborative activities and plans

(A/I)

• Highly organised and self-motivated, with the ability to manage time to ensure that deadlines

are met (A/I)

• ICT skills to produce quality reports and documents, and to create and manage simple

databases (A/I)

• Able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of people (A/I)

• Proven ability to work as part of a team member to achieve goals in effective co-operation (A/I)

• Ability to work independently, with good awareness of when to take initiative and when to check

and confirm actions (A/I)

• Ability to be well organised and accurate in all aspects of the role with the ability to prioritise

(A/I)

• Ability to work well under pressure and to respect sensitive and confidential information (A/I)

• Ability to form strong and effective working relationships with colleagues, within the academies

and in partner organisations, even when working remotely (A/I)

• Diplomacy and discretion and the ability to appropriately manage confidential information (A/I)

• Knowledge of the use of the School Information System (A/I/R)

Desirable

• Higher Level Teaching Assistant status (C)

• The ability to travel independently across the Trust (I)

Key: C – Certificate; A – Application Form; I – Interview; R - Reference

What the school offers its staff

We offer an extensive range of opportunities, incentives and benefits with this post including:



Holiday Entitlement: minimum 35 days (subject to pro rata if working part time and dependent upon salary and continuous service) including statutory Bank Holidays.

Financial: offering unlimited access to a huge range of discounts on holidays, days out, retailer and cashback deals inc. Curry’s, John Lewis, Tesco and B&Q to name but a few.

Lifestyle and Wellbeing: discounted & flexible gym memberships, eye care vouchers, cycle 2 work/Technology scheme, free annual flu jab and 24/7 access to a market leading Employee Assistance Programme providing expert information specialist advisors trained by Citizens Advice and access to professionally qualified counsellors accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Motoring: access to an employee vehicle leasing scheme*, discounted vehicle repairs and discounts on car/van hire.

Pension: excellent employer/employee contributory pension scheme with the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS)

Personal and professional: we offer a range of training and development opportunities for you to grow and develop.

*Subject to ensuring NMW is maintained.

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.

Applying for the job

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About Darton Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1159 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Darton Academy is an exciting place to learn and as soon as you enter the building you can feel a buzz of enthusiasm. There is a sense of purpose, and the academy is calm and orderly, with state-of-the-art facilities. We are a close-knit community, and we pride ourselves on knowing our pupils well and doing our utmost to ensure everyone fulfils their true potential.

We aim to ensure that our pupils can learn in a safe and supportive environment, where everyone values academic achievement and has a positive attitude to learning. As a result of our journey of continuous improvement, our pupils achieved the “best ever GCSE results” in the summer of 2022, and we continue to go from strength to strength. Our progress 8 result is 0.4 and in February 2023 Ofsted graded us Good with an outstanding personal development offer.

We strongly encourage our pupils to take part in enrichment activities so they can discover all their strengths and talents, and run over forty clubs, as well as pupil support sessions and interventions. We also regularly organise whole school events and educational visits so that our pupils have a broad experience of learning beyond the classroom.

We believe in rewarding pupils for good behaviour, attendance and achievement and run a number of celebration events throughout the year, from “Super September” to our summer “DartFest”. We place learning at the heart of everything we do and use our core values of respect, responsibility, and resilience to build a positive ethos.

Ultimately, we understand that our pupils are most successful when they feel happy, valued, challenged, and supported to achieve their very best. We believe this also applies to our staff. We are passionate about giving people the chance to develop and progress their careers.

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