- Job role
- Teaching assistant
- Working pattern
32.5 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset
- Contract type
- Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
- Salary is commensurate with experience
- Actual salary
- Salary is commensurate with experience
About the role: Oaks Primary Academy has a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic, motivated and Experienced Learning Support Assistant to join our highly collaborative and supportive team. Our teaching support team is pivotal to our success in the classroom and provides a great deal of support for our teachers, and this position for an LSA will strengthen the team even further with their knowledge, experience and additional support that they can provide our teaching staff with. Our successful candidate will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike, be able to work as part of a team and will be reliable and excellent communicators. A Level 3 qualification in childcare is essential for this post as well as having Key Stage 2 experience.
The hours are 32.5 hours per week, Term Time + 1 week inset.
Please be aware that interviews may be conducted on a rolling basis, therefore, early applications are strongly encouraged.
Our successful candidate will be;
Enthusiastic, energetic and adaptable
Capable of working independently and in a team
Able to motivate and support pupils
Able to work with individual pupils and small groups of pupils
Able to demonstrate experience with interventions and learning support
Candidates should have a minimum of a Level 3 NVQ or equivalent and have experience of working within a primary school
Possess an unending desire to help all children achieve their best
Possess a caring nature and a deep regard for children
Applying for the job
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- School type
- Academy, ages 3 to 11
- Education phase
- School size
- 194 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 3 to 11
About Oaks Primary Academy
Working for Oaks Primary Academy: Oaks Primary is a small academy with approximately 180 pupils on roll and an additional 20 pupils in our Nursery. We are very proud of our school and the hard work and positive attitude of all our pupils and staff. Teaching and learning areas are both safe and well maintained, providing a stimulating working environment for pupils. We are continually striving to improve our facilities in order to enrich the experiences of our pupils.
The teachers and support staff form a very strong team and work closely with the Governing Body and Leigh Academies Trust to promote high standards throughout Oaks Primary Academy. Parents provide invaluable voluntary support throughout the academy including a programme of fundraising activities throughout the year.
The academy teaches a broad and balanced curriculum which is enriched by a wide range of extra-curricular activities. It is our aim to provide a happy, safe, and caring community, where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their goals
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As of 1st September 2021, our Trust will comprise 32 geographically organised academies (15 secondaries, 14 primaries and 2 special) educating 20,000 students, and employing 2,500 talented staff. The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training organisations, a large teaching school hub and is an accredited apprenticeship provider. Click here to view our future plans in our Vision 2025 document.
As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have ample opportunity to collaborate with your peers both within the academy and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You are supported to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation.
Diversity at our core: As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
All roles within the Trust are subject to an Enhanced DBS check in addition to other pre-employment checks. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.
Recruitment and hiring during COVID-19: Despite the challenges we face, recruitment and hiring will continue for all Leigh Academies Trust vacancies with as little disruption as possible over the coming weeks and months. This is for all senior, teaching and support staff appointments. Applications will still be reviewed and interviews conducted in a timely manner, although interview activities will vary. If you have any queries or concerns, please get in touch with the LAT Talent Team - firstname.lastname@example.org
Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, Leigh Academies Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged