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    Required as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    23 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: 37 hours per week, term time only (39 weeks)

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

Scale 2, Points 4 - 5: £23,114 - £23,500 pro rata

Actual salary

£20,103.95 - £20,439.68

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our staff. We are a popular secondary school serving 650 pupils in the Castle Donington Area. Within easy reach of Derby, Nottingham and Loughborough, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is looking to work with young people and make a difference to their lives.

The successful candidate will be able to provide in class support to students with special educational needs and/or disability. They will be patient and calm preferably with experience of working in an educational setting or with children. They will work closely with the current Learning Support team under the leadership of our Assistant Principal for Inclusion, who is our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator, as well as teaching staff across all curriculum areas.

We require an individual who will embrace the challenges of the role and who has the required qualities to support and build confidence of learners in all year groups. This is an exciting and unique role providing the opportunity to support and encourage individuals to overcome their learning difficulties and to help them develop their skills and confidence to work more independently. The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, be committed, enthusiastic and have the ability to inspire learners to recognise and achieve their aspirations.

The appointed person will join a small and supportive team of staff and be able to make positive contributions to the development of the College.

On the application form, please focus on a detailed 'supporting statement' taking into account the person specification and indicating why you would be the best person for us to recruit to this position.

For further information regarding the post, or to arrange an informal discussion about the post, please contact Liz Ashurst, Operations Manager, viaeashurst@cdcollege.ukor call the school office on01332 810528.


What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process and this may include online searches.

We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or religion.

Commitment to safeguarding

The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification in order to be offered the post, will be required to undergo a full enhanced DBS check and must be eligible to work in the UK. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safeguarding checks will be undertaken during the recruitment process and this may include online searches.

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About Castle Donington College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
639 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01332 810528

Castle Donington College recently extended its age range and began teaching KS4 courses from September 2017 for first examinations in 2019. We currently have 564 students on roll in Years 7 to 11. The College is situated on the North West edge of Leicestershire on the Leicestershire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire border. It has excellent links to these cities, being close to the M1 and A50.

Arranging a visit to Castle Donington College

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email eashurst@cdcollege.uk.

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