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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    21 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    13 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Part time: 30 hours per week Monday – Friday, 8:10am - 3:10pm with a one-hour unpaid lunch break 38 weeks per year, term time plus inset days

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

Band A Point 1 - 6 (£15,579.48 - £16,742.36 actual salary per annum)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you looking for that next step into a role that could offer you entry into the exciting and rewarding world of teaching and SEND support?

A new opportunity has arisen, for an additional Learning Support Assistant to join our successful team supporting students in the classroom environment. Thames Park Secondary School are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, caring, committed and flexible Learning Support Assistant, to support student learning, educational outcomes and assist pupils that have Special Educational Needs.

Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is committed to supporting the right candidates who have a keen interest in entering a teacher-training programme and or someone seeking career development. This could be a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a degree looking to gain school-based experience ahead of entering a teacher training programme.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate patience and show a commitment to supporting learners to improve educational outcomes. This role would be suited to someone enthusiastic, personable, empathetic and able to communicate effectively, whilst maintaining a calm and professional manner, under pressure. Previous experience would be an advantage but is not essential.

This position will involve:

  • Supporting pupils, to ensure they are engaged in learning activities
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom
  • Act as a role model, setting high expectations of conduct and promoting positive pupil behaviour, to create a safe and inclusive learning environment
  • Providing feedback to the classroom teacher on the pupil’s progress against lesson plans, the conduct of the lesson and keeping pupil-related records
  • Dealing with any immediate problems or emergencies according to the school’s policies and procedures about health & safety, welfare and wellbeing and safeguarding
  • Provide additional support to the teachers in the classrooms
  • To establish positive relationships with the pupils in lessons being covered

The successful candidate will have:

  • The ability to support pupils with learning, emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Excellent written skills with the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent communication skills, with a positive and helpful attitude
  • The ability to remain calm under pressure and remain positive
  • The ability to follow safeguarding procedures and prioritise students’ welfare

What the school offers its staff

Thames Park Secondary School opened in September 2020 in Thurrock and moved to our state of the art facilities in 2022 in north Grays. Thames Park Secondary School aims to provide an outstanding education for all its students. We have a strong focus on digital education running throughout our curriculum and are passionate about making our learning both exciting and memorable.

We aim to provide all students with an education that is tailored to support their academic development as well as their well-being; physically, mentally and spiritually. The partnership between our school and the parents and carers of our students is crucial in ensuring all the young people in our school develop into honest, open young people with the ability to care for others and develop a sense of social responsibility. We have a clear set of co-operative values; self-help, self-responsibility, equity, equality, democracy and solidarity. These values underpin everything we do. These values are not just words but help to create the “Thames Park Way.”

Our school was judged to be “good” in all areas by Ofsted. The report states that "Pupils are proud of their school" and "In lessons, they show commitment to learning and work hard". The report states that "The positive ethos at the school is valued and pupils contribute towards this in the way they behave and the way in which they take on positions of leadership", at Thames Park, students "capably take responsibility to lead". The report goes on to describe how Thames Park has "a positive learning atmosphere" and how "pupils conduct themselves maturely". The report also states that "Staff enable pupils to consider and discuss the personal issues faced in adult life”.

Due to increasing student numbers, Thames Park Secondary School is on a journey of improvement and is seeking to appoint additional staff. We are a school which is firmly rooted in serving our community. We are proud to be an inclusive co-educational comprehensive school where we recognise that success for young people is built on firm foundations of trust, respect, care and hard work. We measure our success by much more than exam results as we recognise that such data tells only a part of the story of each of our young people. Thames Park is already a great place to teach and learn and we have many strengths including:

  • Motivated and polite pupils, who have a strong voice in the school with diversity champions and student parliament
  • Staff are aided by extensive and wide-ranging in-house support and coaching, by dedicated and helpful colleagues
  • Knowledgeable and dynamic Trust with supportive governors, with a robust understanding of education

Thames Park Secondary School is a member of the Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust. The Osborne Co-operative Academy Trust is a Multi-Academy Trust, with twelve member schools within Essex. All schools in the Trust work in equal partnership and are members of the schools’ Co-operative Society. Our Co-operative Values focus on enabling all students to achieve their potential both academically and as young people.

What the school can offer:   

  • Support from highly experienced SLT members and the wider trust network
  • Support network for all staff including managing workloads and work-life balance
  • Career progression throughout the Trust, with the ability to progress in other schools
  • Excellent CPD opportunities through the school and the trust
  • Fully Subsided Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent behaviour management policy to support all staff
  • National Conditions of Service
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme  

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
medical
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Thames Park Secondary School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
362 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Email address
hr@osborne.coop
Phone number
01375648901

Thames Park Secondary School. opened to Year 7 pupils in central Grays in September 2020 as a brand new school. Grays is a vibrant, dynamic, rewarding and inspiring place to work, and enjoys excellent transport links. The area is undergoing large scale redevelopment in Europe as part of the Thames Gateway Development. We are part of a £20+ million building programme and will have excellent, purpose-built accommodation with state of the art specialist equipment and facilities in September 2022. We are the newest school in the Osborne Co-operative Academies Trust which comprises of 12 schools.

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