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  • Job start date

    4 September 2024

  • Closing date

    17 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    4 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time, term time: 30 Hours per week, Monday - Thursday.

Contract type


Pay scale

£17,460 - £19,989

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant (0.8FTE) to support lessons and pre-determined educational activities. The successful candidate will focus relentlessly upon giving students opportunities for success both within and beyond the classroom as well as providing stimulating and engaging learning experiences.

The successful candidate will:

Support the Pupil by:

1. Attending to the pupils’ educational needs.

2. Support the carrying out of pre-determined educational activities and programmes of learning whilst promoting independent learning.

3. Establish a supportive relationship with children and parents, acting as a role model and being aware of and responding appropriately to individual needs.

4. Encouraging acceptance and inclusion of the children with special needs.

5. Promoting and reinforcing the child’s self-esteem and to act independently as appropriate

6. Supporting pupils in respect of learning strategies e.g. literacy and numeracy, as directed by the teacher.

7. Supporting pupils in using basic ICT as directed.

Support the Teacher by:

1. Displaying pupils work as directed by the teacher / senior colleagues.

2. Undertaking pupil record keeping as requested

3. Being aware of pupil problems/progress/achievements and report to the teacher as agreed.

What the school offers its staff

Working at King James I Academy will provide the opportunity to join a dedicated and highly valued team of staff who are “proud to work at the school” (Ofsted 2022), and whose mission is to become an outstanding academy that develops successful, well rounded, socially mobile and confident young people who can contribute effectively to the global community. The Academy is part of the Eden Learning Trust, having joined on 01 December 2023, and has been recently shortlisted for the TES Awards ’Staff Wellbeing School of the Year’

Commitment to safeguarding

The Academy is committed to safeguarding children. All candidates will need to demonstrate a commitment to the welfare and safety of children and young people. Any offer of employment will be conditional upon receipt of two supportive references and the successful completion of pre-employment checks. An application to the Disclosure and Barring Service will be submitted when the successful candidate has accepted the position.

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About King James I Academy Bishop Auckland

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
973 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Email address
Phone number
01388 603388

The school joined Eden Learning Trust in December 2023 and has also benefitted from the PSBP programme; enabling a move to new state of the art facilities in January 2015. Student recruitment is consistently strong and the Academy has been oversubscribed in Year 7 for each of the last 5 years. This is also the case for September 2024, whilst KS5 numbers also increasing.

Arranging a visit to King James I Academy Bishop Auckland

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email kingjames@kj1a.com.

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