Learning Support Assistant - Literacy or Numeracy Bristol Brunel Academy, Bristol

Job description

We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join our supportive and talented team at Bristol Brunel Academy. We are a growing organisation, looking for professional and ambitious people, with a passion for transforming our students’ learning. The Academy is open to applications from either a Literacy or Numeracy specialist. This Learning Support Assistant position will be required to work full time – 37 hours per week, term time only plus 5 inset days.

Your opportunity:
Not only will you be working within a fantastic Academy, you will be a part of an ever expanding Federation along side professional and inspirational people. The Cabot Learning Federation are committed to providing the very best learning experiences for every young person we educate. You will have access to our generous benefits package including excellent annual leave entitlement, access to our pension scheme and a number of other well-being benefits.

What we are looking for:
The Academy seeks a Learning Support Assistant to join its dynamic Learning Support Team. The role would be suited to someone who has proven experience of working with students and young people and with a passion and drive to maximise the life opportunities for our most vulnerable learners.

The role requires an ambitious, resilient personality with excellent communication skills, who will work effectively within the Learning Support Team, with teachers and parents. It will involve working with mainstream students with a wide range of learning barriers, providing in class support, interventions to groups or on an individual basis to improve attainment and progress.

Your duties will specifically include: -
The planning and delivery of high-quality interventions in small groups or one to one within a specialist area such as Literacy and /or Numeracy.
Providing high quality in-class support
Assessing and effectively track progress within these interventions.
Working collaboratively with teachers and the SENCo to ensure effective identification, support and progress for all students.
Key worker for specific students, building strong links between parents and teachers.
Promoting high standards of behaviour, engagement and progress.
Please download the full job description and person specification via the CLF careers website.

About the Academy & Cabot Learning Federation
The Cabot Learning Federation is the largest non-diocesan academy group in the South West. The CLF currently sponsors eight secondary academies, eight primary academies, Digitech Studio School, a discrete Post 16 provision, King’s Oak Academy - CLF’s first 3-19 all through provision.

Bristol Brunel Academy is part of the Cabot Learning Federation (CLF). Bristol Brunel Academy is a forward thinking Academy based in Speedwell, Bristol, rated “Good” by Ofsted in 2013 and 2017 and we strive to be ‘Outstanding' at our next inspection. The Academy are consistently over-subscribed in every year group and have been expanding numbers on roll each year making it one of the largest secondary schools in the city. The students are excited to learn and are real ambassadors for our diverse community, visitors comment on the 'pride' in the Academy from staff and students. They benefit from a hugely positive and supportive learning environment and state of the art facilities.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive pre-employment checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

Please note updates regarding an application, which could include an invite to interview, will be sent to the email address used when registering an account. Copies of all correspondence will also appear under the ‘messages’ section, in the event that emails are being directed to a ‘junk’ or ‘trash’ folder please make regular checks on the status of an application.

Essential educational requirements

Good literacy and numeracy competency with a minimum of 5 GCSE (including Maths and English at grade C or above), or other equivalent qualifications.

NVQ for Teaching Assistants level 2 or above, working towards or commitment to undertake the qualification.

Appropriate first aid qualification or willingness to undertake training (where relevant).

Essential qualifications

Good literacy and numeracy competency with a minimum of 5 GCSE (including Maths and English at grade C or above), or other equivalent qualifications.

NVQ for Teaching Assistants level 2 or above, working towards or commitment to undertake the qualification.

Appropriate first aid qualification or willingness to undertake training (where relevant).

Essential skills and experience

Excellent standard of oral and written communication skills and ability to understand and convey complex needs and information.

Good organisational skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Have empathy and excellent listening skills.
Good working knowledge of IT for own planning and to support students.
Proven experience of working effectively with SEND students, students with additional needs and/or disabilities on an individual basis or in groups.
Experience of planning and evaluating learning activities.
Demonstrable experience of working effectively with parents/carers of young people and external agencies.
Able to work collaboratively within a team to reach targets and best outcomes for children.
Able to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.
Able to maintain strict confidentiality.
Able to use internet effectively and knowledge of SIMs.
Able to plan and evaluate learning activities and support materials.

Employee benefits

Cabot Learning Federation Benefits:
As part of the Cabot Learning Federation, we can offer you a range of benefits, including:
Access to our pension scheme – Teacher Pension Scheme / Local Government Pension Scheme (if eligible)
Dedicated Training and Development programme
Childcare discount and vouchers
Health and wellness sessions and discounts
Flu Jabs


About Bristol Brunel Academy

Address
Speedwell Road, Bristol, BS15 1NU
Phase
Secondary
Type
Academy
Website
Bristol Brunel Academy website (opens in a new window)