Learning Support Assistant -Mathematics Specialism

Landau Forte College, Derby, Derbyshire

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Job details

Job role Teacher
Subject Mathematics
Working pattern Full-time only
Salary Dependent upon experience, plus daily meal allowance

Job summary

Our opportunity for you

We have a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant – Mathematics Specialism. This area of the College is high profile with an excellent record of success in the wider achievements of our students.

Reporting to our SENCO, we are seeking an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant – Mathematics Specialism to join a highly performing and dedicated team. You will already have experience and enjoy both the challenge and reward of working with children who experience learning difficulties. You should be prepared to work with students across the age range, and students with significant physical disabilities. You will have the ability to work with the team in the preparation of individual learning plans and learning resources. You will be joining a highly performing team with a proven track record of delivering excellent results.

Do you want to work with inquisitive students and collaborative staff? Do you value being at the heart of a vibrant city? Does this sound like your perfect job?

Then Landau Forte College Derby is the place for you.

*Key information
• Contract: Temporary one year contract, Full-time 40.75 hours per week
• Working hours: Monday – Thursday 8.15am – 5.15pm and Friday 8.15am – 3.30pm
• Start date: 24 August 2020
• Salary: Dependent upon experience, plus daily meal allowance
• Closing Date: 7 July 2020

*What we can offer you
• A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health
• Complimentary gym membership

*Person specification
The person we are looking for should have:
Qualifications and experience

Essential:
• Experience of working with children
• Experience of working in a college environment
• Good numeracy, literacy and communication skills
• Level 2 (GCSE) minimum qualification in Mathematics at B grade or higher

Desirable:
• Higher level Mathematics qualification
• Experience delivering literacy based interventions
• Familiarity with exam specifications
• Good knowledge of ICT to support learning

Knowledge and understanding

Essential:
• Ability to read, write & understand basic reports
• Ability to communicate information clearly and coherently; ability to listen effectively
• Overcome communication barriers with children and adults
• Consult with children and their families and carers and other adults
• Understand and implement the college’s behaviour management & anti-bullying policy
• Ability to understand and support children with developmental difficulty or disability
• Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults
• Ability to work effectively and positively with a range of adults
• Respect confidentiality. Know when, how and with whom to share information
• Participate in annual performance appraisal constructively and positively

Desirable:
• Understand the role of others working in and with the college
• Understand and value the role of parents and carers in supporting children
• Good understanding of the college/national curriculum including expectations of English & Maths
• Understand and support the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing

Skills

Essential:
• Good organisational skills
• Ability to remain calm under pressure
• Ability to manage own time effectively
• Demonstrate a positive, solution focused approach to resolve routine problems independently
• Awareness of and commitment to equality
• Basic understanding of Health & Safety
• Understand and implement child protection procedures
• Understand procedures relating to confidentiality and implement them
• Be prepared to develop and learn in the role

Desirable:
• Ability to support the work of volunteers and other assistants in the classroom

*Job description
Duties of role will include:

• Establish positive relationships with students supported.
• Support students with activities which support numeracy skills
• Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop students’ competence and independence in its use
• Promote positive student behaviour in line with College policies and help keep students on task
• Interact with, and support students, according to individual needs and skills
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of children with special needs within the classroom ensuring access to lessons and their content through appropriate clarification, explanation and resources
• Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on student progress and behaviour
• Monitor and record student activities as appropriate writing records and reports as required
• Provide feedback to students in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher
• To support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
• To attend to students’ personal needs including help with social, welfare and health matters, including minor first aid.
• To assist with the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources.
• Assist with the development and implementation of individualised programs, e.g. Education & Health Care Plan (EHCP)
• Liaise with other staff and provide information about students as appropriate
• To attend Parents’ evenings and relevant College information evenings
• To assist with the display and presentation of students’ work
• To assist with escorting students on educational visits.
• Any other duties as directed by the Principal, SENCO, or Deputy SENCO.

*About The Trust
Landau Forte Charitable Trust is a family of six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands. Established in 1989, our roots as a charity lie in the global finance and hospitality industries, with our founders Martin Landau and Rocco Forte. Their values combine in how our schools look after their children and young people; they aspire to a world-leading standard of innovation, entrepreneurship, service and care.
We believe a brilliant education should be central to the development of every child and young person. Their learning, wellbeing and happiness is at the centre of every decision we take and every pound we spend.

*Landau Forte College Derby
We are a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 College with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. In May 2014 we were accredited as a School Centre for Teacher Training by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. In February 2015 we were designated as a Teaching School and the College is a local, regional and national hub for professional development.

*The local area
Derby is a vibrant and exciting city, located right in the heart of the UK. The city has a developed arts and culture scene and the area has a great Geography. The College is located just a few minutes’ walk away from Derby city centre.
Derby provides great range of sports and leisure facilities and is the gateway to the Peak District. Within a 10 minutes’ drive of the city you will find yourself in the beautiful open Derbyshire countryside with unspoilt villages, historic houses and adventurous attractions.
• Derby is 10 minutes away from M1 junction 25
• London is 90 minutes away by train
• East Midlands Airport is 20 minutes away

*Apply for this job
1. Complete the application form online
Visit https://lfct.org.uk/vacancy/lsa-mathematics/
2. Or send your application
You can email your completed application, along with a covering letter to recruitment@lfct.org.uk or you can post it to:

HR Officer
Landau Forte Charitable Trust
Ashby Road
Tamworth
Staffordshire
B79 8AH

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

Employee benefits

• A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
• The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
• Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
• A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
• Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health
• Complimentary gym membership

Applying for the job

1. Complete the application form online
Visit https://lfct.org.uk/vacancy/lsa-mathematics/

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Secondary
School size 1110 pupils enrolled
Age range 11 to 19
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Landau Forte College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email recruitment@lfct.org.uk

About Landau Forte College

We are a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 College with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. In May 2014 we were accredited as a School Centre for Teacher Training by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. In February 2015 we were designated as a Teaching School and the College is a local, regional and national hub for professional development.

School location

Fox Street, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF