- Job role
- Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
- Working pattern
35 hours per week (8.25 am - 4.00pm) for 39 weeks of the year (term time + INSETs)
- Contract type
- Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
- BP 1.6 - 1.10 (£17,383 - £19,049) depending on experience
- Actual salary
- £13,945 - £15,281
The Learning Support Assistant (LSA) will support pupils’ learning in the classroom as well as intensive literacy and numeracy interventions - one to one or small group work. As a Learning Support Assistant you must have a high standard of literacy skills, together with a sense of humour and flexibility. A basic knowledge of another language/other languages is beneficial, although not essential, and experience of working in a secondary school environment is desirable. A general interest in supporting learning would also be preferable.
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- School type
- Academy, ages 11 to 18
- Education phase
- School size
- 1000 pupils enrolled
- Age range
- 11 to 18
About The Highcrest Academy
Our Ofsted Report February 2020 says “The school has a warm and welcoming atmosphere” and “Pupils at The Highcrest Academy happily live up to the school’s motto of ‘aspire and achieve’.”.
Our aim is to establish a culture of excellence throughout every element of our academy and move us from Good to Outstanding.
There are approximately 1000 students on roll, which includes the Sixth Form. A new building programme, completed last year, comprises a brand-new Sixth Form Centre, sports facilities including a gym, and a new restaurant and coffee shop for both students and staff. We also have a thriving House system that brings our whole school community together.
Highcrest offers both an excellent induction and support for staff. The Learning Support Assistant role may suit a person wishing to join the teaching profession and depending on your interests or experience, you could be placed in either the SEN or EAL departments. We offer a full training programme. We are also a School Centred Initial Teacher Training establishment.
“Staff feel very well supported by senior leaders. According to staff, they feel valued because senior leaders are approachable..” ... Ofsted Report February 2020.
A thriving school in the heart of the community, with free on-site parking, staff recognition schemes and free gym to counter the “Friday Biscuits” and on-site coffee shop! Just 30 minutes by train from Central London, The Highcrest Academy is the first All Ability Academy in the county of Buckinghamshire. It is culturally diverse and a vibrant school making it a fantastic place to work. You will be joining a strong and forward thinking pastoral team for whom the well-being of all of our students is paramount.