Ark Charter Academy
Learning Support Assistant
Location: Southsea, Portsmouth
Reporting to: SENCO
Salary: £19,606.35 - £20,952.71 (actual)
Working pattern: Term Time Only, 36hrs per week
Closing date: 19th February 2024
Interview date: Rolling basis – early application is strongly recommended.
Considering making a move to Portsmouth? We are able to offer relocation allowances of up to £3,000 to support you with the process.
About the role:
As a Learning Support Assistant, you will support pupils, parents, and teachers, to establish a supportive learning environment in which children make good academic progress. You will be instrumental in our mission to provide every student, regardless of their background, a great education and real choices in life.
We are seeking ambitious and forward-thinking Learning Support Assistants to help realise our ambitious vision and make Charter a world class school. You will have significant skills, drive and a proven track record of having had impact in a secondary setting. You will understand the importance of working hard. In return you will work in partnership with our newly appointed Principal, Christian Down, a highly successful local Principal.
View the full job description and person specification here.
About our school:
Ark Charter Academy is a happy and vibrant medium sized secondary school located in the heart of Portsmouth. We believe that every young person should feel a sense of belonging to our school community and enjoy their learning.
We have just appointed an ambitious Principal and are about to embark on a rapid journey of improvement. We are a school with significant potential, located in the heart of Southsea, just a mile from the seafront and close to Gunwharf Quay.
We are part of the Ark network, a highly successful MAT with a well-regarded CPD offer for leaders and teachers at all levels. We are passionate about developing and delivering tremendous outcomes for students and invest significantly in our staff.
We inspire and support our students so they can become the very best they can in every single way. With love and care, we develop motivation both inside and outside the classroom, encouraging an appetite for learning in a safe and stimulating Christian environment. We want our students to become the leaders and game-changers of the future. To achieve this we offer an academic curriculum that strives to expose all pupils to the richness of education, allowing them to experience a diversity of subjects during their time with us.
Find out more about us on https://charteracademy.org.uk/.
· Salaries 2.5% higher than main pay scale
· 10 Inset days (of which at least one is dedicated to staff wellbeing)
· A behaviour policy that ensures disruption-free learning
· Development opportunities for future leaders
· Generous pension scheme
· Up to £3000 relocation costs to move to the south coast
· Access to Ark rewards – a scheme offering savings from over 3,000 major retailers
· Interest-free loans – up to £5,000 available for season ticket or to buy a bicycle
· Gym discounts – offering up to 40%
· Access to Employee Assistance Programme – providing free confidential counselling, legal advice and a range of different support
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How to apply:
Please find the vacancy on https://charteracademy.org.uk/vacancies and submit your application. Please note we will be reviewing applications on an on-going basis and this advert may close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response. Early application is strongly advised.
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Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. In order to meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link.
We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link.
Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.
Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.
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