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  • Start date details

    27 August 2024

  • Closing date

    2 June 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Learning Support / Teaching Assistant (x4 posts) job summary

Our opportunity for you

We have a four vacancies for Learning Support / Teaching Assistants. 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 enthusiastic Learning Support Assistants 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.

We warmly welcome and encourage potential applicants to visit LFCD. Should you wish to discuss the role further or visit LFCD please contact Laura Rowe (Vice Principal) by email lrowe@landau-forte.org.uk who will be happy to assist.

Key information

Contract: Permanent contract, Full-time 37.75 hours per week

Working hours: Monday – Thursday 8.15am – 4.30pm and Friday 8.15am – 3.30pm

Start date: 27 August 2024

Salary: Competitive, plus daily meal allowance

Closing Date: 02 June 2024

What we can offer you

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

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

Landau Forte College Derby

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

Landau Forte College Derby is a highly successful and heavily oversubscribed 11 – 19 school with a strong record of success across all aspects of its work. We are an inclusive and diverse school and we hold outstanding teaching and learning at the centre of everything we do. We aim to inspire, engage and challenge all our young people, regardless of background, to be the best that they can be. We have the highest expectations of all in a supportive, happy and welcoming environment. Our students are active, responsible citizens, ready to make a difference in the local, national and global community.

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

For your information

If this sounds like the ideal job opportunity for you, please download and read our Information for Applicants document before applying:


Apply for this job

1. Read the Guidance & Criteria document

2. Complete the application form online

Visit lfct.org.uk/careers

3. Or send your application
You can email your completed application, along with a covering letter to recruitment@lfct.org.uk or you can post it to:

HR Officer

Landau Forte Charitable Trust

Ashby Road



B79 8AH

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.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Landau Forte College

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1198 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

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The type of people we are looking for are likely to possess infectious enthusiasm, a reliable and highly organised individual, who can multi-task, with a professional and friendly disposition. They will be resilient, driven, determined, and ambitious.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a leading educational organisation at the cutting edge of educational development.

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