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  • Start date details

    Required as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    6 February 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    20 January 2023

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 30 hours per week, term-time only (Monday - Friday, 6 hours per day) Hours: 8.45am – 3.45pm, with one hour unpaid for lunch

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

21,575

Actual salary

14,526

Pay scale

H3/5

What skills and experience we're looking for

The Governing Body of this highly successful, partially selective, mixed school invites applications for the post of Learning Support Assistant. We seek a highly motivated person to work with students with Special Educational Needs, joining our professional and friendly team. The successful candidate will provide support in and out of class across Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4.

What the school offers its staff

Teaching Programme

You will be joining a school with very high expectations of its students and the learning support department very much subscribes to this ethos. We expect our students to be motivated, aspirational and want to work with us to overcome their challenges. In return we provide tailored support for our SEN students and have an open door to any problems or difficulties.

The team you will join

We are a good-sized department; consisting of teachers, teaching assistants, the SENCo and admin staff. Everyone working in the department aims to specialise in either a subject or area of SEN and there is an expectation that teaching assistants will want to further their knowledge, with the aim of providing the best support possible for all of our students.

Summary of extra-curricular activities

The school offers an impressive range of extracurricular activities including sport and music alongside more diverse options, such as Rubik's cube club and Dungeons and Dragons club. This is made possible by staff wanting to be involved and enjoying sharing a hobby or interest with others.

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults. Please take time to read our Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding and Child Protection policies available in the vacancy section of our website.

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 recruitment@damealiceowens.herts.sch.uk

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About Dame Alice Owen's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1447 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Dame Alice Owen’s School is a mixed, partially selective secondary school with over 1,440 registered pupils and a vibrant and highly successful sixth form. Our school was founded 400 years ago by Dame Alice Owen, a remarkable philanthropist with an unusually modern vision for education. She established the first school in Islington and as demand outstripped space, it moved to its current setting in the Hertfordshire countryside. Because of its roots and its close and important relationship with the Worshipful Company of Brewers, there are 20 places each year for 11 year old students from Islington. It also offers 65 places to the highest scoring applicants who sit the entrance exam each year and a further 10 places for the most talented or able musicians who apply for a place in Year 7. The remainder of the places in an annual cohort of 200 go to siblings, local pupils on the basis of proximity to the school and to those with priority need. It is this combination of students and its truly outstanding record of achievement and added value that makes our school such a special place. It is oversubscribed by 5 applicants per place every year. Our dedicated staff, parents’ association, governing body and school (staff and student) leaders constantly appraise and re-appraise the various aspects of school life, learning and achievement so we are never complacent. Our school faces the usual challenges of all educational establishments in the public sector, and ensuring that their impact is felt least by the students is a key objective. We were delighted to be recognised as The Sunday Times Regional School of the Decade in November 2020; securing a place at Owen’s has been described as “winning the lottery” in the Good School Guide and “the golden ticket” in Tatler. Our school benefits from some of the most able students in the country. Many of our school leavers from Year 13 have offers from top universities to choose from, including on average 20 places at Oxbridge each year. Our Foundress left a number of fields in the then village of Islington to the care of the Worshipful Company of Brewers which now generate over one million pounds of additional income for the school annually, to support the school and especially the Sports Department. This creates a very special ethos and fosters the very positive staff working environment. The students and staff benefit from a number of traditions including Beer Money, staff awards and Visitation.

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