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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    10 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    30 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Term time
35 hours per week (term time only (+20 days))
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£20,092 - £21,748 (per annum)
Actual salary
£17,506.77 - £18,949.69 (per annum)

Job summary

Leodis Academies Trust is a successful Multi Academy Trust with five schools in the South Leeds area. As part of our continued growth we are looking for an Emotional Wellbeing Learning Support Assistant (EWLSA) at Westerton Primary Academy. Working alongside a responsive team of professionals as our EWLSA, you will be instrumental in developing and implementing strategies that will identify children who would benefit from emotional early intervention support.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who wishes to develop into an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) role and is willing to attend a full Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) training course.

Reporting to the Principal you will implement the management of emotional strategies, and plan and deliver programmes that will support our children in developing their emotional, social and friendship skills. With a caring approach and a proven record of success in delivering individualised programmes of support, you will be a contributory part of providing early intervention and ongoing support for our pupils.

Using your ability to relate well to children and a strong ability to build and sustain strong relationships with children, parents and the wider school community, you will assist in removing barriers to learning for all our children. As an excellent communicator and with effective team working skills, you will be a valuable member of our school community and a valued resource to our pupils.

The post is based at Westerton Primary Academy and applicants should ensure they are able to travel to the place of work before they apply. Westerton is part of Leodis Academies Trust, a successful Multi Academy Trust with five schools in the South Leeds area and as such there may be future opportunities for career development across the Trust in the future.

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
School size
705 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number
0113 3400036

About Westerton Primary Academy

Westerton Primary Academy is proud to be an inclusive and caring school, providing high quality education. We work together to enable all children to achieve well, gain confidence and contribute in a positive way to the school and the community. Situated in an outer suburb of South Leeds, the school has grown in size over the last decade and we now have 708 pupils on roll, working together we deliver a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum, allowing for pupils’ differing abilities and aptitudes that leads to success for every child.

At Leodis Academies Trust we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach to working together. We look for individuals who can contribute to this and make a difference to the academies that form our Trust. In return for joining us as our EWLSA we can offer:

- An opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a real difference to the children within our community, whilst working within a school that fosters positivity and care.
- Access to an expanding range of lifestyle benefits including Simply Health cash plan, free flu vaccinations and a cycle to work scheme.
- Access to an Employee Assistance Programme providing confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Free parking on site.
- A wide range of possibilities to develop as a professional, with access to job related learning and development opportunities across the Trust.

Arranging a visit to Westerton Primary Academy

For a discussion about the Emotional Wellbeing Learning Support Assistant (EWLSA) role please contact the school office on 0113 253 3504. Further information about the role, including a job description and person specification, can be downloaded from our website

School location

Hesketh Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF3 1AR

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