Learning Support and Care Assistant

Leeds East Academy, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS14 6TY

This job expired on 16 May 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    16 May 2022 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    25 April 2022

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Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

B3 £20,444-£22,129 (Pro rata £17,937-£19,415)

Actual salary

Pro rata £17,937-£19,415

Learning Support and Care Assistant job summary

To work under the guidance of the SENCo ensuring students on the SEND register have the best possible experience through support in lessons and providing high quality intervention programmes, in order to further strengthen the standards of achievement, outcomes and inclusion for our students. To contribute to the key objective of the Academy Development and Improvement Plan.
Responsible for the personal care and accelerated progress of some of our most vulnerable students, ensuring that they can access the curriculum we offer through regular support and achievement.
NB: All post-holders at White Rose Academies Trust are responsible for improving the outcomes for learners and upholding the ethos of the academies. Keeping Children Safe in Education and the guidance for safer working practice direct the work of every adult working at or associated with White Rose Academies Trust.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• You will be able to differentiate classwork and activities according to ability and plan, create and use appropriate resources for your students
• The successful candidate will assist with the development, management and use of resources, and aid departments with planning and schemes of learning
• You will play a vital role regarding in-class support, be it aiding subject teachers with provisions in the planning process or as direct in-class support
• You will carry out essential cover (which constitutes as any lesson cover to avoid supply cover) in the absence of teachers
• You will use specialist skills, training and experience to support students’ learning
• You will establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations
• You will support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs including social, emotional, health, physical, hygiene, education, and welfare
• You will encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities
• You will promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of the academy core values
• To promote positive values, attitudes and good student behaviour, dealing promptly with conflict and incidents in line with established policy and encourage students to take responsibility for their own behaviour
• You will promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom, working with the SENCo and teachers to establish an appropriate, tailored learning environment, evaluating and adjusting seating plans and learning as appropriate. To be aware of and support differences and ensure all students have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop

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About Leeds East Academy

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

Leeds East Academy is an over-subscribed 11-16 academy that has recently achieved the title of UK Parliament School of the Year. We are a vibrant, diverse and welcoming academy community who are committed to securing our highly ambitious vision of ‘Everyone Exceptional’ for every single member of our wonderful school. Over the last three years the school has been on a rapid journey of transformation which has resulted in significant improvements in attendance, progress, and behaviour. We received a ‘good’ judgement in our 2019 Ofsted inspection and every member of our community is determined to convert this to outstanding and beyond at our next inspection.

We are proud to be an academy who forms part of the High-Performance Learner international community and our vision of ‘Everyone Exceptional’ is underpinned by the principles of High-Performance Learner. The principles simply foster the belief that every child can and will perform highly and are able to excel both academically and personally within the right climate and culture. We have worked closely with our academy community to develop a culture and climate in which both staff and students can flourish.

Our academy is committed to delivering an outstanding education to each and every one of our students. We provide exceptional life training; harnessing the skills and fortifying the aspirations of young people, who we know will transform the region and provide a positive, progressive contribution to society.

White Rose Academies Trust is a local trust dedicated to raising and fulfilling the ambitions of young people. Our academies throughout Leeds are at the heart of the communities they serve, which is why we are committed to delivering an outstanding education to every one of our students.

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