Ark Elvin Academy
Learning Support Assistant
Location: Wembley – excellent transport links to Central London
Salary: Grade 5, Point 5-13 Term time only salary £27,687 - £31,344 per annum (Full time salary £26,461.62 - £29,956.77)
Working hours: 40
Start date: January 2024
Closing date: Friday 26th January 2024 at 5pm
“Do you have high expectations, a big heart and an attention to detail?
Our mission is to ensure that every pupil leaves Elvin… confident, articulate, and culturally aware; able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives.
Does our mission inspire you to join our team to do your best work and to and to provide the essential support our team needs for them to do their best work?
Our school has been on a transformational journey, and we are looking for Learning Support Assistants to be part of our outstanding team that will lead the next exciting leap forward as we challenge educational disadvantage by defining an ambitious, replicable and sustainable school model that supports children from communities like ours to top third universities and highly competitive apprenticeships.
About the role:
In recruiting our Learning Support Assistant, we are looking for candidates to support our pupils who have special educational needs and/ or disabilities. You will be a vital role in supporting pupils, both in a one-to-one setting and in large and whole school class groups. Preferably you will have experience of working in a secondary school but if you are a quick learner and have the relevant experience this is a great opportunity to be part of a team who are making a real difference for the community we serve.
Our ideal candidate will be:
- A commitment to serving our diverse community in Brent
- A passion for administrative tasks to support our inclusion team
- High expectations for themselves and our pupils
- A keenness to learn and develop in your role and as a leader
- A team player with high standards of professionalism and courteousness
View the full job description and person specification here.
About our school:
Ark Elvin Academy is a large non-selective secondary school in the London borough of Brent. We are proud of the excellent education we offer each of our pupils. Our team of enthusiastic and ambitious staff have high expectations of themselves and our pupils and have worked together to transform our school. We are now just as excited about the next step in our school improvement journey as we work together to deliver the outstanding education our community need and deserve.
At Ark Elvin, we understand that being a teacher is tough and are committed to working together to help reduce workload where possible. This includes clarity around roles and responsibilities allowing you to plan daily, weekly and termly tasks, reducing ineffective or inefficient work such as report writing and parents' evenings and above all, listening to and acting on feedback. We are also committed to ensuring teachers can focus on teaching and have the opportunity to refine and develop their practice in the classroom and develop their leadership skills.
In our last OFSTED inspection (October 2019) it was recognised that:
· “Pupils, parents and staff all agree that Ark Elvin Academy has improved out of all recognition. Pupils are proud of the school.”
· “The headteacher and leaders have very high expectations…… Staff want all pupils to succeed in every area of their lives, not just academically.”
· “The school is a calm, safe and supportive place for pupils. Pupils behave very well in lessons. They get on well with one another and with adults.”
Read about our mission and six pillars here.
· Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale.
· Twice as many training days as standard.
· Generous pension scheme.
· Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
· Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle.
· Gym discounts – offering up to 40%.
· Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free, confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support.
Click here to find out more about the benefits we offer.
How to apply:
Please visit https://arkelvinacademy.org/vacancies and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response so early application is advised.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss this opportunity, please contact our HR Advisor, Evone on email@example.com.
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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.
We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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