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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    12 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,737.00 - £23,500.00 Annually (FTE)

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Would you like to join a forward-thinking, progressive and friendly school? Goldington Academy prides itself on ambition – for all. Driven by our value statement, “ENGAGING MINDS. NURTURING SUCCESS, INSPIRING FUTURES”, our aim is to ensure that today's students are tomorrow’s successful adults who challenge themselves to achieve their best, are confident to try new activities and who contribute to their community with sensitivity and respect. We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant with similar values and a progressive mindset to join our journey in the support, provision and attainment of success of students from a range of backgrounds and needs.

The post of Learning Support Assistant is to provide academic and emotional support, and to assist with inclusion and integration of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). A Learning Support Assistant will also support pupils who are underachieving in other pupil groups (e.g. Pupil Premium, pupils with English as an Additional Language (EAL); underachieving boys, etc.) to enable them to maximise their potential within the academic and extra-curricular opportunities available at GA.

It is important for the successful candidate to be:

an effective communicator with children and adults alike

calm, personable and pleasant

organised and able to cope with conflicting demands

trustworthy and reliable

able to work to a high standard

able to take initiative when necessary

able to follow guidance and instructions

a team player

This is a good opportunity to join an energetic and enthusiastic staff team. Previous applicants need not apply.

Conditions of Service

All appointments will be governed by the current Conditions of Service for School Teachers in England and Wales.

Equal Opportunities

Goldington Academy is an equal opportunities employer and therefore operates no restrictive policies in relation to age, sex or creed. It is the wish of the academy’s Governors to appoint the most suitable candidate from all the candidates offering themselves for appointment.

Safer Recruitment

Goldington Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable, and other pre-appointment checks outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education (September 2023). All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Goldington Academy

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

School location

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