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  • Start date details

    asap or following notice

  • Closing date

    7 January 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£48,474.00 - £53,580.00 Annually (FTE) NJC M4-5 40-45 £48,474-£53,580 actual pro rata £44,372-£49,047 Term time plus 2 weeks

Educational Psychologist job summary

The Shared Learning Trust – Staff Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits across our trust, supporting our staff in a variety of ways. From an extensive Wellbeing package to an onsite car wash, you can be reassured that we have your best interests at heart.

Perkbox and Perkbox Medical

NPQ’s Teacher Development Trust and training courses with The National College

Staff social events, including 5 a-side football and BBQs

Reduced gym membership rates and free on-site gym

Staff recognition with reward shopping vouchers

On-site Indian head or shoulder massage

Online delivery drop off service, including Amazon

Free eye test vouchers

Onsite car wash at reduced rates

Support for all staff with an experienced licensed counsellor

Free tea and coffee plus a reusable bamboo coffee cup for new starters

Free onsite car parking at all academies

Cycle to work scheme

Enhanced pension employers’ contribution and death in service payment

Dry cleaning and ironing service

Refer a friend £500 bonus scheme

The Shared Learning Trust is looking for a full-time permanent Education Psychologist to join its school improvement team, to provide support for the schools within the trust.

This is great opportunity for the right candidate – you will be making a real difference to children in our school and the families in our community. You will work under the direction of the school improvement team to provide quality support for children with SEND, including assessment, teacher support, parent meetings, staff training and contribution to SEND team strategy within the MAT. You will work closely with the SENDCOs at each of our 5 academies.

Post Title: Educational Psychologist

Reporting To: School Improvement Lead (Raza Ali)

  • This job description is not a comprehensive definition of the post. Discussions will take place between the Principals and the Director of Inclusion on a regular basis to clarify individual responsibilities within the general framework and character of the post identified below.
  • The pro rata range is £44,908 - £49,569 option to work one day a week from home.
  • This role requires and Educational Psychology qualification (e.g. Doctorate or Masters), which permits Graduate Registration with the British Psychological Society
  • Applicants must be registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), or, in the case of trainee EP’s, expecting to have their registration confirmed following the completion of their recognised training course
  • 1.1. Exercise of general professional duties

    To provide Educational Psychology services to the Trust and work as part of the Trust’s school improvement team in accordance with school policies to provide quality support for children with SEND, including assessment, teacher support, parent meetings, staff training and contribution to SEND strategy within the MAT.

    1.2. Exercise of particular duties

    Support Requirements

    • To provide 1:1 assessment of children referred to you by the Trust’s SENDCos.
    • To consult with parents and teachers regarding a child’s needs.
    • To provide written reports with recommendations for support and/or further referral.
    • To attend EHCP Annual Review meetings where appropriate
    • To deliver staff training

    Working with Pupils Requirements

    • To provide 1 to 1:1 observation in classrooms and/or individual assessment when referred
    • To enhance the universal, targeted and specialist provision of SEN support in line with a Graduated Response approach through contribution in line with the SEND Team’s strategy and priorities
    • To support teachers with the practical implementation of EP recommendations and SEN interventions/support for individual pupils

    Training & Information Requirements

    • To support staff with training and information on SEN and SEN support
    • To create individual reports for children following 1:1 assessment

    Multi Agency Working Requirements

    • To work with other professionals in supporting children with SEND, if appropriate
    • To attend meetings, including those with other professionals, as required, including EHCP and Early Help
    • To recommend referrals for pupils to other agencies if appropriate

    Information Security / Record Keeping Requirements

    • To ensure all confidential information relating to pupils, families and staff is stored in a locked cabinet, within a locked room or the SEN confidential TEAMs channel
    • To ensure that pupil / family / staff confidentiality is maintained and information is only shared on a ‘need to know’ basis.

    Safeguarding Requirements

    • To ensure that children are safeguarded at all times
    • To share information with relevant Designated Safeguarding officers immediately if concerned

    General Requirements

    • To work across all Academy Trust Schools as required
    • To contribute to the wider work of the school / Trust in raising standards
    • To keep up to date with current practice through CPD to meet HCPC standards

    Professional Supervision

    Due to the nature of the role, the post holder will ensure they have their own professional or clinical supervision, to be organised by the post holder.

    The above outlines the main duties and responsibilities of the post but may not identify each individual task to be undertaken. You will be required to carry out any other duties reasonably requested by the Principal or other senior members of staff.

    This job description does not form part of the contract of employment. It describes the way in which the post holder is expected and required to perform and complete the particular duties as set out above and will be reviewed on an annual basis (or as need arises) and following consultation with you, may be changed to reflect changes in the job requirements.


    We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

    The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

    The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

    Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

    “Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

    The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

    Commitment to safeguarding

    The Shared Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and child protection at every stage of the recruitment process.

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    About The Shared Learning Trust

    Multi-academy trust

    About The Shared Learning Trust

    • The Vale Academy, Dunstable 2-11

    • The Rushmere Park Academy, Leighton Buzzard 2-9

    • The Linden Academy, Luton 4-11

    • The Chalk Hills Academy, Luton 11-18

    • The Stockwood Park Academy, Luton 11-18

    Along with our family of 5 academies, we also offer a fantastic sixth form provision for students aged between 16-19 and this is based at both The Chalk Hills and Stockwood Park Academy. Included in our sixth form provision is our Football Academy partnered with Luton Town FC and our brand new Cricket Academy, partnered with Northamptonshire Cricket Club. Our trust is vibrant and friendly, supported by 3 state of the art buildings. It is a learning environment where all students have the opportunity to be high achievers, make good friends, contribute to their community and take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.

    Vision & Values ‘Strive, Achieve, Believe’

    We are a unique family of schools, sharing our practice and beliefs to enable young people to achieve more that than they ever thought possible. At The Shared Learning Trust, we will provide exceptional opportunities for all to be aspirational and develop a passion and excitement for learning! We will ensure our children, students and adults cultivate a strong self-belief so that they can flourish and develop into successful, well-rounded, self-respecting people. Our commitment to this vision can be demonstrated by our behaviours:

    Strive we will,

    • provide a caring, nurturing environment where children and young adults feel happy, healthy and supported. Our academies will be places of safety, enabling pupils to develop courage, strong ambition and be the best that they can be.

    • continue to work together to share innovative practice and to provide a wealth of opportunities for all pupils and staff

    • have a Cross-Trust focus on high achievement and standards, where children are supported to meet ambitious targets.

    • focus on the development of all of our staff through quality recruitment and retention, with excellent opportunities for clear and dynamic career progression.

    Achieve we will,

    • aspire to provide exceptional lessons and learning opportunities, incorporating effective use of new technologies, enabling our learners to be successful and innovative.

    • share strong Trust approaches to our key issues, for example, teaching, assessment, attendance and curriculum development.

    • offer an interesting yet challenging curriculum in each of our academies.

    • by our all-through education, guarantee excellent 2-19 provision, with clear progression routes for all.

    • continue to expect good behaviour and conduct at all times, allowing all to make progress and achieve excellence.

    • place emphasis on collaboration with partners outside of our Trust to maximise opportunities for all in our Trust.

    Believe we will,

    • enable all of our learners to develop and flourish, through close working and regular communication with our families and local community,

    • care for our families beyond the school day, supporting the development of high self-esteem and belief.

    • ensure that every child in our Trust reaches their full potential by providing exciting opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom.

    • promote can-do attitudes and resilience across the Trust that develop belief and high expectation.

    CPD and Training – We invest in you!

    All five Academies at The Shared Learning Trust are a part of our Teaching Trust, which is based at The Chalk Hills Academy. We aim to offer exceptional teacher training and high-quality professional development programmes to new and experienced staff to support them in excelling in their career.

    Our programmes are facilitated by experienced school leaders, who have exemplary records in leadership and improving outcomes for their students. We are able to cater for specific requests and can offer custom-made support packages that focus on the quality of teaching and learning, curriculum development and aspects of Leadership and Management.

    We currently offer:

    • The National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership

    • The National Award for Middle Leaders

    • The Outstanding Teacher Programme

    • The Improving Teacher Programme

    • The Recently Qualified Teacher Programme

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