Paignton Academy are seeking to expand their team of Learning
Support Assistants working across our sites at Borough Road and
Waterleat Road. We are looking for a candidate who is keen,
motivated and able to work as part of a team.
The successful applicant will have proven school experience of working
with children or young people and will be able to demonstrate commitment and
expertise in improving educational and social outcomes. You will be
enthusiastic, empathetic, patient and approachable, with a genuine commitment
to supporting children’s learning.
Ideally the working hours will be Monday to Friday, 8.30 am to 3.30pm,
however there may be some flexibility for the right candidate.
It is an exciting time to work at Paignton Academy as we have joined with
the Thinking Schools Academies Trust in September 2023. The Trust have a
number of schools across Torbay and the South West which in the future, could
lead to further roles and opportunities. We are a supportive school with
a range of fantastic staff and superb students who will benefit from all that
the post holder does
At Paignton Academy, we seek to develop all students, both academically and socially, as well as culturally and emotionally. During their time at Paignton Academy, we will ensure that students receive excellent teaching and learning within a highly disciplined but supportive environment, so that they have the very best opportunity to be their best self. More than this, we also develop a deep sense of social, civic and personal responsibility within our students.
We set very high expectations and focus on areas such as kindness and community whilst ensuring that good work, citizenship, progress and attainment is always formally recognised and celebrated throughout the school.
‘Leaders and staff promote a sense of belonging at Paignton Academy, with the view that ‘we may be two sites but we are one school’ Osfted July 2022
What we can offer you:
- The opportunity to work with and support happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
- Vast support network from senior leaders within the school and our trust
- Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
- Focus on staff wellbeing, including 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, free flu vaccinations, eye care vouchers.
- Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- TSTARS Staff Recognition Programme, including seasonal rewards for all staff.
- Free parking in our secure staff car park.
- Cycle to Work Scheme.
- Refer a Friend Scheme.
- Support staff have access to 'Discount for Teachers' with a huge range of money saving deals and vouchers
If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of staff across our Trust we would encourage you to apply.
Early applications are encouraged, and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process, please email@example.com
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. As per KCSIE we will also undertake online searches for all shortlisted candidates, if you have any questions regarding this process please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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