Learning Support / Teaching Assistant (x3 posts)

Landau Forte College, Derby, Derbyshire, DE1 2LF

This job expired on 14 August 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    25 August 2022

  • Application deadline

    14 August 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 July 2022

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£18,648.50, plus daily meal allowance

Learning Support / Teaching Assistant (x3 posts) job summary

Our opportunity for you

We have five vacancies for Learning Support / Teaching Assistant. This area of the College is high profile with an excellent record of success in the wider achievements of our students.

Reporting to our SENCO, we are seeking an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join a highly performing and dedicated team. You will already have experience and enjoy both the challenge and reward of working with children who experience learning difficulties. You should be prepared to work with students across the age range, and students with significant physical disabilities. You will have the ability to work with the team in the preparation of individual learning plans and learning resources. You will be joining a highly performing team with a proven track record of delivering excellent results.

Do you want to work with inquisitive students and collaborative staff? Do you value being at the heart of a vibrant city? Does this sound like your perfect job?

Then Landau Forte College Derby is the place for you.

Key information

  • Contract: Permanent contract, Full-time 40.75 hours per week
  • Working hours: Monday – Thursday 8.15am – 4.30pm and Friday 8.15am – 3.30pm
  • Start date: 25 August 2022 onwards
  • Salary: £18,648.50, plus daily meal allowance
  • Closing Date: 14 August 2022
  • A supportive, cohesive and exciting working environment
  • The chance to work with genuinely enthusiastic and happy students
  • Career prospects within an innovative and ambitious Multi Academy Trust
  • A meal allowance, commensurate with your working hours
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) or Teacher Pension Scheme (TPS)
  • Healthcare Cash Plan, from Westfield Health
  • Complimentary gym membership

What we can offer you

Person specification

The person we are looking for should have:

Qualifications and experience


  • Experience of working with children
  • Experience of working in a college environment
  • Good numeracy, literacy and communication skills
  • Level 2 (GCSE) minimum qualification in English, Mathematics + 3 other qualifications at grade C or higher


  • Experience delivering literacy based interventions
  • Familiarity with exam specifications
  • Good knowledge of ICT to support learning

Knowledge and understanding


  • Ability to read, write & understand basic reports
  • Ability to communicate information clearly and coherently; ability to listen effectively
  • Overcome communication barriers with children and adults
  • Consult with children and their families and carers and other adults
  • Understand and implement the college’s behaviour management & anti-bullying policy
  • Ability to understand and support children with developmental difficulty or disability
  • Ability to establish rapport and respectful and trusting relationships with children, their families and carers and other adults
  • Ability to work effectively and positively with a range of adults
  • Respect confidentiality. Know when, how and with whom to share information
  • Participate in annual performance appraisal constructively and positively


  • Understand the role of others working in and with the college
  • Understand and value the role of parents and carers in supporting children
  • Good understanding of the college/national curriculum including expectations of English & Maths
  • Understand and support the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing



  • Good organisational skills
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Ability to manage own time effectively
  • Demonstrate a positive, solution focused approach to resolve routine problems independently
  • Awareness of and commitment to equality
  • Basic understanding of Health & Safety
  • Understand and implement child protection procedures
  • Understand procedures relating to confidentiality and implement them
  • Be prepared to develop and learn in the role


  • Ability to support the work of volunteers and other assistants in the classroom

Job description

Duties of role will include:

  • Establish positive relationships with students supported.
  • Support students with activities which support literacy and numeracy skills
  • Support the use of ICT in the classroom and develop students’ competence and independence in its use
  • Promote positive student behaviour in line with College policies and help keep students on task
  • Interact with, and support students, according to individual needs and skills
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of children with special needs within the classroom ensuring access to lessons and their content through appropriate clarification, explanation and resources
  • Participate in planning and evaluation of learning activities with the teacher, providing feedback to the teacher on student progress and behaviour
  • Monitor and record student activities as appropriate writing records and reports as required
  • Provide feedback to students in relation to attainment and progress under the guidance of the teacher
  • To support learning by arranging/providing resources for lessons/activities under the direction of the teacher
  • To attend to students’ personal needs including help with social, welfare and health matters, including minor first aid.
  • To assist with the preparation, maintenance and control of stocks of materials and resources.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of individualised programs, e.g. Education & Health Care Plan (EHCP)
  • Liaise with other staff and provide information about students as appropriate
  • To attend Parents’ evenings and relevant College information evenings
  • To assist with the display and presentation of students’ work
  • To assist with escorting students on educational visits.
  • Any other duties as directed by the Principal, SENCO, or Deputy SENCO.

About The Trust

Landau Forte Charitable Trust is a family of six Primary, Secondary and Sixth Form Academies across the Midlands. Established in 1989, our roots as a charity lie in the global finance and hospitality industries, with our founders Martin Landau and Rocco Forte. Their values combine in how our schools look after their children and young people; they aspire to a world-leading standard of innovation, entrepreneurship, service and care.

We believe a brilliant education should be central to the development of every child and young person. Their learning, wellbeing and happiness is at the centre of every decision we take and every pound we spend.

The local area

Derby is a vibrant and exciting city, located right in the heart of the UK. The city has a developed arts and culture scene and the area has a great Geography. The College is located just a few minutes’ walk away from Derby city centre.

Derby provides great range of sports and leisure facilities and is the gateway to the Peak District. Within a 10 minutes’ drive of the city you will find yourself in the beautiful open Derbyshire countryside with unspoilt villages, historic houses and adventurous attractions.

  • Derby is 10 minutes away from M1 junction 25
  • London is 90 minutes away by train
  • East Midlands Airport is 20 minutes away

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Complete the application form online

Visit www.lfct.org.uk/careers

All appointments made are subject to satisfactory references and a criminal background check. Landau Forte Charitable Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for this post.

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About Landau Forte College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1132 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

We are a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 College with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. In May 2014 we were accredited as a School Centre for Teacher Training by the National College for Teaching and Leadership. In February 2015 we were designated as a Teaching School and the College is a local, regional and national hub for professional development.

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