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  • Start date details

    TBC

  • Closing date

    29 February 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    22 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£22,366.00 - £24,294.00 Annually (FTE) Term Time Only, Pro Rated Salary: £19,237 - £20,896

Learning Support Assistant (LSA) job summary

Do you want to support young people within an inclusive and supportive learning environment, where students are at the heart of the school?

Oakbank School requires an enthusiastic, skilled and flexible individual to join our team and support pupils with a range of additional needs.

Oakbank school is part of Anthem Schools Trust and is a small secondary school based in Reading, Berkshire, with a truly caring and supportive community ethos. Our students are at the heart of the school, and we are immensely proud of their achievements and of the great opportunities our school has to offer them. We are an ambitious and successful community, where all students are supported, valued, and provided with everything they need to thrive.

About the Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA) role.

The role will involve mentoring and supporting the learning of individual pupils and small groups under the direction of the teachers. You will ensure that the pupils can integrate as fully as possible in the activities generally undertaken by the other children in the class and make progress. Your responsibilities will include running specific programmes and activities to assist the pupils’ individual learning and social needs. You will also be responsible for implementing the targets on the pupils’ Individual Education Plan (IEP) in liaison with the class teachers and the SENCo and regularly update pupil profiles.

We are seeking a Learning Support Assistant who:

  • Is flexible, patient and enthusiastic, caring about students being able to engage in an educational environment, particularly those who find learning and managing their behaviour difficult
  • Can communicate effectively to students and adults alike, and has good standard of education, particularly written and spoken English.
  • Demonstrates the ability to understand others and support their emotions, with a passion for inclusion and supporting students in their learning.

It would be beneficial if you demonstrate experience of working with pupils with additional needs although training will be in place for the successful candidate to ensure they are appropriately skilled. Experience of working with pupils with communication difficulties, dyslexia and autism would be an advantage, but not essential.

What can Oakbank offer you?

  • The unique opportunity to join an expanding school whilst working within a wider Academy Trust that gives excellent possibilities for professional and career development.
  • The chance to work within Oakbank Learning Support department who are an experienced and supportive team who will invest in you to develop the skills needed to fulfil your role.
  • The opportunity to make a difference in a thriving and growing school.
  • Membership of local government pension scheme.
  • Access to Employee Assistance Programme offering free confidential support on a range of issues such as work, wellbeing, money, health, and legal advice.
  • Cycle to work scheme enabling employees to purchase brand-new bicycles and cycling equipment via salary sacrifice, making tax and National Insurance savings.
  • Access to Health Shield Health Cash Plan, an optional scheme to pay a weekly or monthly premium to claim money back on everyday health care needs such as dentistry, optical and physical needs.

If you have the care, enthusiasm, and skills to be join our team as a Learning Support Assistant we want to hear from you.

Anthem will undertake a basic online check for all shortlisted candidates.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

It is an offence for an individual who has been disqualified from working with children to knowingly apply for, offer to do, accept, or do any work in a ‘regulated activity’. The position advertised is a ‘regulated activity’.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.

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About Oakbank

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
522 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Oakbank school is a place where every student thrives and in which our values of integrity, collaboration and excellence shine through all that we do. Our students are at the heart of the school, and we are immensely proud of their achievements and of the great opportunities our school has to offer them. We are an ambitious and successful community, where all students are supported, valued, and provided with everything they need to thrive.

We are a truly caring and supportive school community in which every student is accepted and loved and where all students are encouraged to celebrate what makes them unique. We aim to provide the very best environment for success and our consistently high expectations drive Oakbank students to achieve personal excellence in all they do. We are incredibly proud of our wonderful school community.

We have made great strides in recent times to become a highly successful school and we will not rest in our ambition of being the best that we possibly can be.

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