This job expired on 4 June 2023

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  • Closing date

    4 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 30 hours per week, 38.6 weeks per annum (Term time + 3 INSET days). Fixed term contract until 31st August 2024.

Contract type

Fixed term - 15 months

Pay scale

2A Point 3 (£10.79 per hour)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of children and young people? Do you want to work in a dynamic school that has high ambitions for all its children and staff?

Yes – then we need you.

Along with being a mainstream school, Biggleswade Academy has a small alternative resource provision especially for pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Located in specialist facilities, our pupils join mainstream lessons according to their needs and benefit from wholly personalised timetables.

The successful applicant will be required to work within the ASD provision and when required, support pupils in the mainstream school.

To ensure these pupils receive the best possible provision to assist their needs, we are looking for a Learning Support Assistant who:

  • Has knowledge and understanding of ASD and other conditions associated with this diagnosis.
  • Can support ASD pupils within mainstream lessons.
  • Ability to liaise with staff across the Academy to ensure inclusion of pupils with ASD & SEND.
  • Has a calm, caring but firm manner.
  • Is flexible with regard to working practices and timings.
  • Can undertake educational tasks and attend to the social and personal needs of pupils with ASD, under the guidance of the ASD Lead Teacher.
  • Can work with individuals and small groups in order to support the learning and development of pupils with ASD and a variety of SEND needs.

What the school offers its staff

Biggleswade Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the DBS (Disclosure Barring Service). In line with Keeping Children safe in Education 2022, online searches will be undertaken for all prospective shortlisted candidates.

Further details about the role

Qualifications - Level 2/ NNEB/ BTEC or equivalent childcare qualification preferred, GCSE Maths and English at grades A-C

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About Biggleswade Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 13
Education phase
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School size
1173 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 13
Phone number
01767 660 515

We wholly believe in the tangible benefits of an age 2-13 structure, minimising the need to change schools, and the family environment that a through school engenders. The through model can work to outstanding effect, particularly with regard to pastoral care, student welfare and the quality of relationships between each member of the school community. Our skills and experience in these areas are crucial and, alongside our innovative approaches and the wide-ranging opportunities we provide for our pupils, help create our unique ethos. Our aim is to inspire all children with a love of learning and to create special and happy memories of their time with us. Children learn best when they feel safe to take on challenges, are interested and feel valued. Learning is celebrated and openly admired.

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