Learning Support Assistant

Meadowbrook College, Oxford, Oxfordshire


Job details

Working pattern Full-time only
Salary £18,870 to £20,541

Job description

Meadowbrook College (Alternative Provision Academy)

Learning Support Assistant – Oxford base
G6 pt 18-21 £18,870-£20,541 pro rata (Actual: £15,717-£17.108)
Contract Term: Permanent, 37hrs p/wk, Term-time only + 5 days
September start or earlier

Are you a learning support specialist with a real passion for your working with young people and looking for a new challenge?
Can you build positive relationships with young people and make a difference?
Are you enthusiastic, resilient and have a flexible approach.
Do you have the experience and passion to give the most vulnerable children and young people the best chance to succeed and thrive?

We call our Learning Support Assistants ‘Mentors’ at Meadowbrook College. Our Mentors support our students to re-engage with their learning by supporting them to overcome the difficulties that present as barriers to their learning and success in school. This person may also be involved in supporting students with safeguarding issues by attending associated meetings; experience of or willingness to support at multi-agency meetings or in linking with the family would be desirable.

You will be part of a passionate and dedicated team making a real difference to young people’s lives. We are looking for someone who has developed a variety of skills which can be used when working with young people and their families: eg. therapeutic mentoring; mental health first aid; safeguarding; managing challenging behaviour; academic support in the classroom.

This exciting and varied role will provide you with a wide range of experiences, including:
● keyworking individual students
● developing your skills in working with children with SEMH/ASD/Mental Health difficulties
● supporting learning both in and out of the classroom
● co-planning and supporting a variety of creative activities

We believe in a shared team ethos, working together using flexible and supportive approaches to develop students’ learning and behaviour. Meadowbrook staff have a ‘can do’ attitude that makes a real difference to the lives of our students; many of which have become disengaged with education and lost the confidence to achieve their full potential. We are always looking for creative and innovative ways forward and offer a variety of opportunities for ongoing professional development/training. Meadowbrook College is a welcoming, nurturing and stimulating environment to work in. If this role appeals to you please contact us to find out more.

To apply please complete an application form together with a letter, outlining your skills and experience for this post, and send to Maria Rees at mrees@meadowbrookcollege.org

Closing Date: by 12.00 noon on Monday 20th April
Interview Date: To be confirmed and may be held as a Skype or phonecall.

You are very welcome to speak to Nicola Partridge, Headteacher, about this position: please contact Maria Rees, Headteacher’s PA if you would like to arrange this. Unfortunately we cannot facilitate a visit to site at this time.

Meadowbrook College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers are also expected to promote fundamental British values. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that require applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All cases are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 57 pupils enrolled
Age range 5 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
Website Meadowbrook College website (opens in a new window)
Contact email mrees@meadowbrookcollege.org

About Meadowbrook College

Located across five sites in Oxfordshire: Oxford, Banbury, Kidlington, Bicester and Abingdon, we are an Alternative Provision (AP) Academy that provides full and part-time education and support to over 150 aged 5-16 students who are excluded from, or are finding it difficult to fully access, their mainstream schools.

School location

The Harlow Centre, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PG