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  • Closing date

    28 September 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 September 2022

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  • View all Full timejobs - 35 hours per week | Term-Time (195 days per year to include 5 Professional Development Days)

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Full-time equivalent salary

£18,593 pa to £22,254

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Priestley College, a founder member ofThe Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT), is looking to appoint aLearning Support Assistantto provide effective support for all students with a particular focus on those with identified disabilities or difficulties and to meet their individual needs, working under the direction of the subject tutor in an inclusive environment, and facilitating learning for all students.

Responsible to: The Inclusion Manager

Working Arrangements: 35 hours per week | Term-Time (195 days per year to include 5 Professional Development Days) | Permanent

Daily starting and finishing times will be as agreed with the Inclusion Manager to meet the requirements of the College. Hours of work would normally be within the range 08.30 am to 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and 08.30 am to 4.00 pm on Friday with ½ hour lunch break each day. Agreed times may however be subject to variation from time to time for example to accommodate key dates in the academic year calendar, and/or during major College events, including for example for Open Events and Interview Evenings.

Start Date: As soon as possible (subject to successful pre-employment checks including a DBS Enhanced check or a check against the DBS Update Service if registered)

Salary: Point 3 to 10 on the NJC Sixth Form Colleges’ Support Staff Pay Spine, i.e. £18,593 pa to £22,254 pa FTE (actual salary for 35 hours term-time would be £15,108 pa to £18,083 pa)

Pension Scheme: Local Government Pension Scheme (Cheshire Pension Fund)

Contractual Terms: NJC Terms and Conditions for Support Staff in Sixth Form Colleges

Application Deadline: 12 noon Wednesday 28th September 2022

Interviews: It is anticipated that interviews will be held as soon as possible following the application deadline

Commitment to safeguarding

The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy and our DBS and Ex-Offenders Policy (incorporating our Policy Statement on the Secure Storage, Handling, Use, Retention and Disposal of Disclosures and Disclosure Information) can be accessed on the link to our website, as given above.
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About Priestley College

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Academy, ages 16 to 19
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16 to 19
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Priestley College is a founder member of The Challenge Academy Trust (TCAT) which currently consists of 9 schools and the College, working together to deliver a cohesive education pathway from primary through to
sixth form.

We are an inclusive college with a consistent record of high achievement. We offer around 70 A-Level and Vocational courses and we are a college of several firsts.

The quality of education we provide in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths was recognised when we became the first dedicated sixth form in the country to receive STEM-assured status.

In September 2020, Priestley was chosen to be among the first tranche of colleges to provide T-Levels. In the same year our rugby academy became the first in the UK to receive ‘dual status’ as both boys and girls were

In its most recent OFSTED report the College was praised by inspectors who said ‘teachers ensure students develop the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in their qualifications and in their working life’.

In 2021 Priestley retained its matrix accreditation after an inspection found the quality of advice and guidance it provided met the internationally-recognised standard.

There are now over 2000 students at Priestley with the latest investment a £1.5M technology centre that boasts more than 200 computers. The Crescent Building has also been extended to provide extra café and
study space whilst the Performing Arts facilities have been modernised.
More than £15M has been invested in the campus since 1999 on projects including the Learning Resource Centre and an all-weather sports pitch.

Priestley’s growth in numbers has also gone hand in hand with increasing the range and scope of provision as well as significant improvements in quality.

By responding to student demand and national curriculum development, we have been able to broaden the choice by offering new curriculum lines.

Priestley is not a college that stands still. All tutors and staff constantly look for ways to improve in order to make the biggest difference to the highest number of young people.

The College’s goal will always be to inspire, challenge and support its students to ensure they reach their full potential.

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