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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,366 - £ 23,893

Pay scale

NJC Point 2-6

What skills and experience we're looking for

The role of Learning Support Assistant is central to enabling excellence for all our children at Gunton Primary Academy. It is a role which has an influence on all children in the school, supporting all aspects of their experience within their school day- learning, play, transitions and routines. For the successful candidate we offer permanent contract starting as soon as possible.

Learning Support Assistants follow teacher’s guidance and direction for their role in the day-to- day teaching and learning provision for children, including those with Special Educational Needs, English as an Additional Language, those more-able learners and those eligible for the Pupil Premium Grant. There is expectation that Learning Support Assistants are able to respond to the needs of the children and adapt their support appropriately in a responsive way. Whether you are new to the role or have experience to bring, you will receive coaching and mentoring from experienced teachers and leaders in the academy and trust to ensure that you are supported in all aspects of what you do.

Therefore, we welcome applications from experienced Learning Support Assistants, as well as those looking for their first position in working as part of a school team. Our Learning Support Assistants are required to support all children in the school, including those with more complex needs. No role in our school is solely one to one support, interventions or class based- the needs of the children on a particular day always come first. Each of our Learning Support Assistants works with children with complex needs across the school day.

In particular, successful applicants should have:

  • At least one years experience of working with children in the primary age range
  • Experience of working with children in a friendly, busy environment
  • An understanding of children with SEN needs
  • Level 3 EYFS qualification in play work/childcare
  • A current food hygiene certificate (desirable)
  • Paediatric first aid qualification (desirable)
  • Knowledge of child safeguarding procedures

You should:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have the ability to build effective relationships with students, parents and other staff
  • The ability to relate in a firm and friendly way with a wide range of personalities
  • The ability to use initiative
  • Be willing to undertake direction and guidance
  • Have a good understanding of behaviour management strategies
  • Be able to work as part of a team

What the school offers its staff

  • The chance to be part of a Multi-Academy Trust that genuinely cares about YOU
  • The chance to work with a supportive team.
  • An excellent CPD training programme with REAch2 and beyond.
  • A tenacious and courageous senior leadership team who care fervently about inclusion and promote creativity and thinking outside of the box
  • Fun-loving, energetic and enthusiastic pupils (and staff).
  • Proactive parents waiting to join us on our journey to excellence
  • Membership of a Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
  • As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.

Further details about the role

Please download the Application Pack for more information about the role.

Commitment to safeguarding

Gunton Primary Academy is proud of its safeguarding ethos and culture. We are totally committed to the safeguarding and welfare of all children, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS disclosure will be sought through the Criminal Records Bureau as part of the Academy’s pre-employment checks.

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About Gunton Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
330 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01502 584661

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful, vibrant, popular and happy school that is part of a large, dynamic and supportive Trust. You will be joining a school that has children from Nursery age all the way through to Year 6. We are very much an integral part of the local community, with great relationships with our families, community groups and other local schools. Our facilities are well-maintained and we have long-term financial stability and sustainability. For the last 10 years we have been over-subscribed and many parents have actively chosen to transfer their children to us if and when a space occurs.

Our ethos is very child-centered and, like our Trust, we constantly strive to provide our children with exceptional opportunities, not just within the classroom but also in the wider curriculum of our school.

There are 3 key parts of our ethos: Grow, Persevere and Aspire. These encapsulate our purpose in preparing our children for a life of learning and to grow into confident, positive, responsible members of modern British society.

Our staff team is very friendly, skilled, experienced and highly-committed. We want someone to join us who believes that going that extra mile and making a difference to children’s life chances is a pleasure.

Arranging a visit to Gunton Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@guntonprimary.org.

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