5 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    23 April 2021 at 12:00 pm

  • Date listed

    29 March 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
Permanent
Salary
G6 £20,493 - £22,627 pro rata (Actual £17,518 to £19,342)

Job summary

Learning Support Assistant – Oxford, Kidlington & Banbury bases
G6 £20,493 - £22,627 pro rata (Actual £17,518 to £19,342)
Contract Term: Permanent, 37 hours p/wk, Term-time only + 5 days
September start or earlier

Are you a learning/behaviour support specialist with a real passion for your working with young people and looking for a new challenge?
Can you build positive relationships with young people and make a difference?
Are you enthusiastic, resilient and have a flexible approach.
Do you have the experience and passion to give the most vulnerable children and young people the best chance to succeed and thrive?

We are an Alternative Provision Academy based in Oxfordshire working with children from aged 5 to 16. We call our Learning Support Assistants ‘Mentors’ at Meadowbrook. They support our students to re-engage with their learning by helping them to overcome the difficulties that present as barriers to their learning and success in school. Learning Mentors may also be involved in supporting students with safeguarding issues by attending associated meetings; experience of or willingness to support at multi-agency meetings and linking with the family would be desirable.

You will be part of a passionate and dedicated team making a real difference to young people’s lives. We are looking for someone who has possesses a variety of special skills which can be used when working with young people and their families: eg. therapeutic mentoring; mental health first aid; safeguarding; managing challenging behaviour; academic support in the classroom.

This exciting and varied role will provide you with a wide range of experiences, including:
keyworking individual students
developing your skills in working with children with SEMH/ASD/Mental Health difficulties
supporting learning both in and out of the classroom
co-planning and supporting a variety of creative activities

We believe in a shared team ethos, working together using flexible and supportive approaches to develop students’ learning and behaviour. Meadowbrook staff have a ‘can do’ attitude that makes a real difference to the lives of our students; many of which have become disengaged with education and lost the confidence to achieve their full potential. We are always looking for creative and innovative ways forward and offer a variety of opportunities for ongoing professional development/training. Meadowbrook College is a welcoming, nurturing and stimulating environment to work in. If this role appeals to you please contact us to find out more.

Applying for the job

To apply please complete an application form together with a letter, outlining your skills and experience for this post, and send to Maria Rees at mrees@meadowbrookcollege.org

Closing Date: At this point we are looking to appoint as soon as possible so may interview straight away on receipt of a suitable applicant who is available at short notice. However, if there is a strong field requiring a notice period we will close the applications on 23rd April and interview the week commencing 26th April.

More on how to apply

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Academy
Education phase
School size
44 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact phone number
01865253198

About Meadowbrook College

Located across four sites in Oxfordshire: Oxford, Banbury, Kidlington and Abingdon, we are an Alternative Provision (AP) Academy that provides full and part-time education and support to over 150 aged 5-16 students who are excluded from, or are finding it difficult to fully access, their mainstream schools.

Arranging a visit to Meadowbrook College

You are very welcome to speak to Nicola Partridge, Headteacher, about this position: please contact Maria Rees, Headteacher’s PA if you would like to arrange this. Unfortunately we cannot facilitate a visit to site at this time.

School location

Raymund Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX3 0PG

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