12 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Skilled Worker visas can be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Full Time - 37 hours per week/ Term Time - 39 weeks per year / Permanent

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

NJC 5 FTE £23,500 per annum, £20,641.89 pro rata

What skills and experience we're looking for

Who we are looking for

We require, an enthusiastic and highly committed person who will be an excellent teaching assistant. The successful candidate will:

  • Have English and maths GCSE equivalent at C+ or 4+ equivalent.
  • Have excellent organisation skills.
  • Be able to relate well to children and adults.
  • Be self-motivated, be able to work independently as well as working as part of a team.
  • Understand classroom roles and responsibilities.
  • Be able to work to policies and procedures.
  • Be able to support staff and students on aspects of the curriculum.
  • Be able to contribute to SEN team meetings and provision for students with SEN needs across the full ability range.
  • Have a commitment to inclusion.
  • Help foster a culture of high expectations and achievement within the department.
  • Have a commitment to the school’s ethos and vision.
  • Be able to establish strong relationships with students and staff.
  • Model professional standards across all areas of work.

What the school offers its staff

Charles Read Academy is now recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant. This role could be your next career opportunity.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you.

We are driven to provide our young people with access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences we offer equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.


About our Academy

We value our staff highly, and take work/life balance seriously; we realise a happy staff is an effective staff. The leadership of the Academy is determined to create an environment where teachers can carry out their core role of delivering excellent lessons and all staff are supported. We have a clear and simple behaviour policy that is easy to administer.

We aim to bring out the best in you as well as in our students and we understand the importance of quality CPD. Charles Read offers a range of development opportunities, with both internal and external providers for staff at different stages in their career. We are responsive to staff needs supporting them with training and development so that they can deliver excellent teaching.

We have a strong sense of purpose and are fervently committed to the achievement of every individual. We aim to provide a high-quality education in a safe, happy, caring and focused environment. We encourage all students to embody our values of confidence, resilience, ambition, courage, respect and aspiration. We are intent on developing a love of learning amongst our students, offering them a broad and balanced curriculum, enhanced by a range of enrichment activities designed to support their personal growth. We encourage all students to take responsibility for their own learning.

We are ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We are very proud of our community and believe we offer something genuinely different and exciting for those who join us. Our rural setting allows us the privilege of working in a stimulating and dynamic school that, combined with our co-educational ethos and smaller size, engenders a culture that genuinely cherishes individuality, aims to instil creativity and independence and celebrates open-minded thinking. Underpinned by our values of Confidence, Resilience, Ambition, Courage, and Aspiration we are student focused and we believe that there are no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement. We have high expectations of our students and staff, high aspirations for them and demonstrate complete belief in them all.

Ours is a warm and compassionate community where students explore their creativity and discover their passions working alongside staff who are committed to enriching the lives of their students. We really believe that we are starting to do something really special for our students.

Our schools work as a team and achieve great things through these partnerships. Our subject specialists, our trust-wide intranet, a common curriculum and our online learning resources all help us share knowledge and expertise simplifying work processes allowing staff to focus on high quality teaching.

‘Pupils are proud of the school and want to do well. Behaviour in the school is excellent. The atmosphere in lessons is calm. Pupils and staff treat each other with mutual respect. Bullying is rare. Staff deal with it well.’

‘This is a school where staff want the very best for all pupils. There is a strong sense of community. Leaders are ambitious for what pupils can achieve. The values and culture of the school are woven through every aspect of school life.’ - Ofsted Feb 2022

Salary & Benefits

  • NJC 5 FTE £23,500 per annum, £20,641.89 pro rata
  • Access to Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Regional networks of Trust colleagues and access to key leaders in Education
  • Commitment to employee Health and Wellbeing including dedicated Employee Assistance Programme
  • Rewards and Recognition Scheme
  • Benefits Platform
    • discounts on car leasing
    • holiday discounts
    • cinema tickets
    • restaurant booking discounts
    • Cycle to Work Scheme

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) mission is to give every child attending one of our schools a world-class education.

Broadening the horizons of young people by inspiring students to become their confident, academic best via an education that creates academically gifted, confident, well-rounded young people in the classroom, in the workplace and in their communities.

Whatever your role you will contribute towards creating a rich and exciting learning environment that also offers our students an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment.

Our aim is to be the country’s top-performing Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). Recognised as a nationwide system leader, the Trust runs 34 schools between London and Yorkshire, ranging from small rural primaries to much larger secondary schools in urban areas. We have an all through school in London based on the Olympic Park as well as a special school in Lincolnshire which caters for pupils aged 2-19 who have a diverse range of special educational needs.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.


Further details about the role

About the role

Do you want to be part of a family team who are committed to working together to deliver opportunities for all no matter what background?

  • Liaise with staff and other relevant professionals and provide information about pupils as appropriate.
  • Plan, Prepare and deliver specified learning activities to individuals, small groups and/or classes modifying and adapting activities as necessary under the direction and supervision of a teacher.
  • Develop independence in our SEN students using metacognitive strategies to help them become self-regulated learners
  • Take small group intervention sessions.
  • Provide pastoral care to pupils, supporting pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate.

See what it means and feels like to be part of the DRET Way.

Full Time - 37 hours per week/ Term Time - 39 weeks per year / Permanent

Commitment to safeguarding

The David Ross Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo vetting appropriate to the post, including a social media presence check and Enhanced DBS check. The successful applicant will be expected to adhere to all safeguarding, welfare and health and safety policies and procedures of the Trust.

All pre-employment checks are in line with "Keeping Children Safe in Education" statutory guidance.

Applying for the job

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About Charles Read Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
272 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01509320148

The Charles Read Academy is an 11-16 school in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire and it serves the villages between Stamford, Bourne and Grantham. In 2016, we were ranked one of the most improved secondary schools in the country in the performance tables and were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in January 2017.

We have a strong sense of purpose and are fervently committed to the achievement of every individual. We aim to provide a high-quality education in a safe, happy, caring and focused environment. We encourage all students to embody our values of confidence, resilience, ambition, courage, respect and aspiration. We are intent on developing a love of learning amongst our students, offering them a broad and balanced curriculum, enhanced by a range of enrichment activities designed to support their personal growth. We encourage all students to take responsibility for their own learning.

We are ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We are very proud of our community and believe we offer something genuinely different and exciting for those who join us. Our rural setting allows us the privilege of working in a stimulating and dynamic school that, combined with our co-educational ethos and smaller size, engenders a culture that genuinely cherishes individuality, aims to instil creativity and independence and celebrates open-minded thinking.

Underpinned by our values of Confidence, Resilience, Ambition, Courage, and Aspiration we are student focused and we believe that there are no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement. We have high expectations of our students and staff, high aspirations for them and demonstrate complete belief in them all.

Arranging a visit to Charles Read Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@dret.co.uk.

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