Deadline is today

  • Application deadline

    28 November 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    16 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
Working pattern
Full time
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
£20,092 to £21,748 (S4 SP 7-11) per annum - Pro rata £17,205 to £18,623 per annum

Job summary

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

About Laisterdyke Leadership Academy

Laisterdyke Leadership Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 18 year olds in Bradford. We joined Star Academies in 2016 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism.

We are a rapidly improving school with high ambitions and expectations for all of our pupils. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored classroom support to our pupils. You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning. Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills. You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, and to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.

You will have:

- GCSEs in English and Mathematics at Grade C (or 5) or above and Level 3 qualification (NVQ level 3 or A level).
- Experience supporting children with special educational needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
- Experience contributing to the development, monitoring and review of Individual Education
- Plans (IEPs) and/or Education Health and Care Plans.
- The ability to maintain positive relationships with students, parents and staff.
- The ability to work effectively within a team.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Sunday, 28 November 2021 at midnight
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed.

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Additional allowances

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
825 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

About Laisterdyke Leadership Academy

Laisterdyke Leadership Academy in Bradford, West Yorkshire is a 1200 place, 11-18 secondary school and sixth form. Laisterdyke joined the Trust on 1 April 2016. Like all Star schools, it has “Leadership” as a specialism.

Arranging a visit to Laisterdyke Leadership Academy

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01274 401140.

School location

Thornbury Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 8HE

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