39 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    8 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    8 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part time, term time
Hours: 30 hours required per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
H2 3-5 £18,562 - £19,312 pa pro rata

Job summary

Learning Support Assistant (Special Educational Needs)
Start Date: as soon as possible subject to DBS checks etc.
Hours: 30 hours required per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only
Salary for positions: H2 3-5 £18,562 - £19,312 pa pro rata
£9.94 - £10.33 per hour + outer fringe allowance (outer fringe allowance £626 pa
pro rata)

We are looking for an LSA to start immediately to assist and support pupils with special educational and general learning needs in lessons in order to develop their independence. Although LSA experience is not necessary, as training will be given, applicants need to be confident and able to build supportive relationships with students aged 11-16. Some experience of working with young people of this age group would be advantageous as would a background in English, Maths or Science.

Responsibilities of the post:
The Learning Support Assistant’s (LSA) main role is to provide support for pupils with special
educational needs.
The LSA will support the pupils to facilitate their learning and development, to
help them achieve the best possible educational outcome.
Duties will include lesson/classroom support, learning and monitoring meetings with students, liaising with teachers and the SENCO, and running specific programmes and activities to assist the pupils’ individual learning and social needs.

You will need to:
• Have GCSE, ‘O’ Level or equivalent qualifications in Maths and English.
• Have knowledge and understanding of the different social, cultural and physical needs of pupils.
• Have an interest in how children learn and behave.
• Provide appropriate role models of behaviour both in the classroom and around school
• Really care about children, particularly those who find learning and managing their behaviour difficult.
You must be able to:
• Be productive and show initiative.
• Communicate effectively and appropriately to pupils with different abilities and ethnic
backgrounds.
• Motivate pupils to learn.
• Motivate pupils to be sociable.
• Work effectively with other adults in the school and wider community.
• Be computer literate.
• Attend training courses considered appropriate for the post.

In return Leventhorpe can provide:
• Excellent facilities: To accommodate our expanding roll Leventhorpe has just completed an
extensive £12 million capital build programme including a new Science and Sixth Form block and a state of the art Performing Arts and English block. In recent years investment has included a £6 million Sports Complex (sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, all weather pitch and floodlit tennis courts), £1 million Learning Resource Centre, re-modelling of Design & Technology facilities and £150k annual investment in ICT provision.
• A positive working environment in a heavily oversubscribed school with an excellent academic record and high standards which places strong emphasis on student learning and achievement.
• Exceptionally dedicated colleagues and enthusiastic students.
• Priority admission for children of staff after a qualifying period.

Please apply to the HR Manager by letter and application form which can be found on the
vacancies page of our website www.leventhorpe.net. Applications should be returned to Mrs
Wendy Shannon, HR Manager, via email to hr@leventhorpe.net or post.

For this post applications will be processed immediately. During this unusual time, first stage
interviews will take place via Zoom meetings.
Leventhorpe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and
expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure is required for all
successful applicants.

Headteacher: Malcolm White Leventhorpe, Cambridge Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9BY
Tel: 01279 836633 Email: education@leventhorpe.net Website: www.leventhorpe.net
Operated by Rivers Multi Academy Trust Company No. 07697367 Registered in England & Wales

Applying for the job

Please apply to the HR Manager by letter and application form which can be found on the
vacancies page of our website www.leventhorpe.net. Applications should be returned to Mrs
Wendy Shannon, HR Manager, via email to hr@leventhorpe.net or post.

For this post applications will be processed immediately. During this unusual time, first stage
interviews will take place via Zoom meetings.

Leventhorpe is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people, and
expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A DBS disclosure is required for all
successful applicants.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
Secondary
School size
1370 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
hr@leventhorpe.net
Contact phone number
01279 836633

About Leventhorpe

Overview
Leventhorpe School is an outstanding mixed, 11-19 secondary school and sixth form in the historic market town of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. The school became a Business and Enterprise Academy in August 2011. The intake at age 11 is drawn mainly from the pleasant and prosperous towns of Sawbridgeworth and Bishop's Stortford and from the surrounding villages. Demand for places in the school is very high with over four applications for each place.

In 2016 the school expanded its roll from 6 forms of entry to 8 forms of entry in order to meet local demand. To accommodate our expanding roll Leventhorpe is undergoing an extensive £12 million capital build programme including a Science and Sixth Form block, state of the art Performing Arts and English block recently completed. In recent years investment has included a £6 million Sports Complex (sports hall, fitness suite, dance studio, all weather pitch and floodlit tennis courts), £1 million Learning Resource Centre, re-modelling of Design & Technology facilities and £150k annual investment in ICT provision.

The school places a high priority on academic achievement as demonstrated at the last full OFSTED inspection when the school was graded “Outstanding” in each of the five categories. All staff are expected to play their role in ensuring the best possible outcomes for each and every student. We are proud of our historic pass rates in all subjects, with a large percentage of our highest grades achieving well above the national average. Teachers, students and parents place a very high value on behaviour and care which helps to promote a highly cohesive and effective learning community.

Leventhorpe is also the lead school for School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) within the Bishop’s Stortford Educational Trust (BSET) and has strong links with universities. The school hosts placements for trainees in a wide choice of subjects and is a long-standing partner school with Cambridge University for PGCE.

Significant investment has been made in staff training to develop approaches to teaching and learning. There is a strong focus on developing high performing teams at different levels in the organisation. This has helped to form a culture with shared vision and values and a constant drive to improve learning opportunities for students.
Subject departments are organised on a Faculty basis. The responsibility for the preparation of schemes of work and for monitoring their delivery lies with the Head of Faculty, overseen by a member of the Senior Leadership Team. The school places a high value on assessment for learning and each student undergoes regular assessments in each subject.

The School upholds traditional values of uniform, discipline, homework, punctuality and polite behaviour. Each of Years 7 – 11 is organised into mixed ability tutor groups and overseen by a Head of Year who oversees the academic and social development of students as they progress through the School. Form Tutors monitor their form members’ progress and liaise closely with pastoral heads.

In addition, each tutor group is assigned to one of eight Houses: Barnard, Cutforth, Fawbert, Lawrence, Moore, Newsom, Rivers and Wilkins. House Leaders organise a host of lively house events throughout the year such as talent competitions, quizzes and sporting events.

An extensive extra-curricular menu is available to all students. A comprehensive timetable of clubs offers something for everyone, from Rock Band to Astronomy Club. A strong emphasis is placed on supporting students not just in lessons but also outside the curriculum. Staff and students' interest and enthusiasm in these groups is high. Music and drama productions are staged frequently to support the musical life of school. 10% of students are admitted on the basis of musical aptitude into year 7. Students are also encouraged to represent the school in a variety of sports.

School location

Cambridge Road, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, CM21 9BY

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