Learning Support Assistant (three posts available) Olive Alternative Provision Academy Suffolk (Central), Stowmarket, Suffolk

Job description

This is an opportunity for three Learning Support Assistants to join our multi-academy trust which specialises in alternative provision. We believe that working with excluded children and young people is immensely rewarding. We can offer a place of work where staff and colleagues share a determination to improve the outcomes for excluded and vulnerable children.

We’re looking for dynamic, enthusiastic candidates to:
• support children and young people who have experienced difficulty in learning in mainstream school to access and engage with lessons
• co-plan lessons with teachers to ensure that all sessions are differentiated and personalised for the pupils’ needs
• help our students develop confidence, skills and knowledge to believe that they can be successful in their own lives.

We’re keen to play to your strengths – if you have a speciality in a particular Intervention Delivery Programme, eg Outdoor Learning, Reading Recovery or Catch Up Numeracy, we'd love to hear from you.

Olive AP Academy – Suffolk is based in Stowmarket. Our alternative provision academy supports pupils aged between 7 and 16. The academy offers students an inspiring curriculum with high quality newly refurbished classrooms, a sports hall, art and design technology room, science laboratory, construction room, motor mechanics workshops, orchard and garden.

The academy has up to 92 pupils on roll at any time and offers support to pupils in Key Stages 2-4 with complex or medical needs and those who have been permanently excluded from school.

Our academy always welcomes visits from potential applicants. Come and see our fantastic facilities and meet our academy community. Please get in touch with Helen Everard, Business Manager (helen.everard@oliveacademies.org.uk) T: 01449 613 931 if you would like to arrange a visit or need any further information.

Full time and part time applications for the post are welcomed.
Salary: Grade 4, Spinal Point 9 – 22. £20,344 – £26,317 pro rata
Hours: Full time or part time considered
Contract: Permanent
Start date: January 2020 or sooner if possible
Location: Olive AP Academy – Suffolk, Stowmarket
Reports to: Assistant Headteacher

Please email your completed Olive Academies application form to: helen.everard@oliveacademies.org.uk

Closing date for receipt of applications: 18th November 2019 (midday)

Interviews to be held at Olive AP Academy – Suffolk in Stowmarket week beginning 25th November 2019.

To view the role online you can visit: https://oliveacademies.org.uk/working-with-us/

Essential educational requirements

GCSEs essential
A-levels desirable
Evidence of CPD which enhances classroom practice desirable

Essential qualifications

Level 2 Mathematics and English or equivalent

Essential skills and experience

An understanding of disadvantage and challenging settings

Excellent communication skills in a variety of media to a range of audiences including students, parents/carers, colleagues, external agencies and the wider school community

Ability to support students with literacy and numeracy

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to form strong relationships with all stakeholder groups

Ability to reflect on your practice - strengths and weaknesses

Employee benefits

At Olive Academies we offer all our staff:
o a close and supportive team in a working environment where your wellbeing is a priority
o access to the OA employees’ wellbeing benefits package (including Perkbox, MyGym, CycleScheme, Employee Assistance Programme and more)
o high quality CPD, strong links to mainstream schools and opportunities for career progression
o an organisation which is values driven and has children at the centre of everything we do
o the freedom to be innovative without the constraints of a mainstream curriculum.


About Olive Alternative Provision Academy Suffolk (Central)

Olive AP Academy – Suffolk is based in Stowmarket. Our alternative provision academy supports pupils aged between 7 and 16. The academy offers students an inspiring curriculum with high quality newly refurbished classrooms, a sports hall, art and design technology room, science laboratory, construction room, motor mechanics workshops, orchard and garden. The academy has up to 92 pupils on roll at any time and offers support to pupils in Key Stages 2-4 with complex or medical needs and those who have been permanently excluded from school. The academy also offers support to KS2 pupils in mainstream schools who are at risk of exclusion. Find out more at: apsuffolk.oliveacademies.org.uk

Address
Chilton Way, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1SZ
Phase
Not Applicable
Type
Academy