Learning Support Assistant

The King Alfred School an Academy, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 3EE

This job expired on 26 September 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (10 Months)

Pay scale

£13,566 - £13,837

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Learning Support Assistant Part Time - 30 Hours Per Week

Term Time Only

Fixed Term until 31 August 2023 subject to Top Up Funding

TPLT3 £13,566- £13,837 (gross, actual salary per annum)

The Priory Learning Trust is looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to work at our King Alfred School – An Academy. This is a very exciting opportunity for an individual who would relish the chance to join us.

What you will do:

  • Working within a learning framework set by the classroom teacher(s), provide support for the individual and collective needs of pupils, which ensures that they have equality of access to opportunities to learn and develop.
  • Acting as an integral part of the school staff team, and as such to make a contribution to the overall aims of the school, working within agreed policies and procedures.
  • Promote pupil well-being by encouraging them to develop good relationships with others, develop their self-reliance and self-esteem, help them to adjust to new settings and to practice good standards of health and hygiene

The successful candidates will have:

  • A good standard of education / three or more GCSEs including Maths and English at grade C or above or L2 Literacy and Numeracy
  • Some experience of successfully supporting children of different ages
  • To be creative and good at thinking ‘outside the box’
  • An ability to adapt and respond to the needs of the children
  • Good interpersonal skills to communicate with the class-teacher, teaching assistant and children

For further information on the benefits of working with The Priory Learning Trust, please see the relevant page on our Careers Hub. Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

The Priory Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All paid positions which involve working regularly within academies are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You must declare all convictions (including convictions with Absolute Discharge), cautions or bind-overs you may have, even if they would otherwise be regarded as ‘Spent’ under this Act and where applicable any disqualifications under the Childcare Act.The amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013) provide that certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’ and are not subject to disclosure to employers, and cannot be taken into account. Guidance and criteria on the filtering of these cautions and convictions can be found on the Disclosure and Barring Service filtering guide.

This role involves working with children on a daily basis and is therefore in regulated activity.Offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references, online searches and Disclosure and Barring Service clearance.Please see the following links to our Safeguarding and Child Protection policy and Recruitment and Selection policy.

Closing Date: 26 September 2022 Proposed 

Interview Date: 29 September 2022 Proposed

 Start Date: 31 October 2022

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About The King Alfred School an Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1309 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact email
Contact phone number

About The Priory Learning Trust:
TPLT grew from an intent to bring the power of partnership and sharing to bear and provide a first-class education to a wide range of children, from all backgrounds.
At our heart is a passion to put ‘Students First’ and deliver exceptional education; beyond outstanding for every single child. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence, shared moral purpose and values combined with lots of fun and happiness. We believe that happy schools are also high-achieving, successful schools.
We strive for partnerships between students, families, staff and the wider community to create exceptional student outcomes. We also ‘cherish’ our staff. We believe they are amazing and are passionate to empower them through support, training, and career opportunities. With such brilliant people all aiming for the same goals, we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of their background.
TPLT is also a successful Training School Alliance. This has been a great foundation on which to build for excellence. We know that this key focus on staff development will deliver exciting and effective learning to our children and young people.

Nathan Jenkins

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