7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    as soon as possible or 1st September 2023

  • Closing date

    5 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    16 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 39 weeks per year, term time and all inset days Hours of work: 22 hours per week (over 4 days of the week)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,777 - £25,409

Actual salary

£11,610 - £12,952

What skills and experience we're looking for

Arden School, a successful high performing secondary school in Knowle, Solihull, are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our friendly and talented team. The Learning Support department is a strong team of 16 professional staff. There are 14 Learning Support assistants who support pupils in lessons and deliver interventions to small groups across the year groups. They are led by a Director of Learning Support and an assistant who manage the day to day running of the department and deployment of support staff across the school. The LSAs also support pupils in homework club before school, during lunchtime and after school.

The key responsibilities for this post are as follows (a comprehensive job description is available):

Deliver learning activities to pupils within an agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs.

Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities.

Take an appropriate role in appropriate behaviour management strategies.

Provide feedback and reports as required.

Deliver exam dispensations.

Work with the school’s agreed behaviour policy.

Challenge and motivate pupils, promote and reinforce self-esteem.

Participate in the marking of pupils’ work.

Encourage children to value their experiences and knowledge.

Make effective and efficient use of ICT.

Be familiar and keep up-to-date with the school’s systems and policies and SEND Code of Practice.

Supporting students in various clubs.

Establish constructive relationships with parents/carers and external specialists.

Provide support and encouragement to children and young people.

Qualities required:

Knowledge or experience of working with children who have learning difficulties is desirable.

Level 2 or 3 Teaching Assistant Qualifications or Supporting Teaching & Learning in School Certificate (Level 3) or Graduate qualification to enable support to be given to a subject within the school.

Ability to orally communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

A caring and supportive disposition.

What the school offers its staff

A positive and innovative learning culture supported by students, staff, parents and governors.

Enthusiastic students who enjoy learning and engage positively in all aspects of school life.

Access to high quality continuing professional development and the opportunity for personal growth and development.

A collaborative and supportive attitude amongst staff which promotes a sense of teamwork and unity.

A Senior Leadership team who is committed to promoting the best environment and outcomes for staff and students.

West Midlands Local Government Pension.

Cycle to Work scheme.

Free on-site parking.

Children of staff who are permanently employed at Arden Academy are eligible for a ‘staff’ priority for main school and Sixth Form admissions (please see Admissions on our school website for full details).

Commitment to safeguarding

Arden Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexuality or religion. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS Disclosure and, in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, will be subject to a social media online search.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office@arden.solihull.sch.uk

Download an application form - 1.68 MB

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

About Arden

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1816 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01564 773348

Arden is a truly exceptional school at the heart of the community and the peak of academic excellence. Situated just minutes off Junction 5 of the M42 and only 3 miles from the town of Solihull, visitors are astounded by our confident and articulate students. Our recent Ofsted report spoke about the culture of ‘exceptionally high aspirations that permeate the school’ and ‘the positive relationships between staff and pupils’ where ‘teachers teach individuals, not classes’. As an innovative school always striving for better there is a constant drive to achieve maximum personal and academic potential and as part of a Multi Academy Trust there is the opportunity for exceptional training and the sharing of knowledge and ideas.

Arranging a visit to Arden

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@arden.solihull.sch.uk.

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