14 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    20 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Term time
37 hours per week, Monday the Friday
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18,561 to £18,932
Actual salary
£16,161 to £16,483

Job summary

We are looking for a candidate who can evidence commitment, enthusiasm and an understanding of and sensitivity to, the needs and feelings of pupils who experience difficulties.

Working under the guidance of teaching staff to implement agreed work with individuals and groups in and out of the classroom, particularly within EAL. This will include the use of specialist knowledge and assisting the teacher in planning, preparation of resources and withdrawal work to support English language development. The ability to speak Pashto or Urdu would be desirable.

The candidate will work with pupils with a range of difficulties including EAL/SEN to enable them to experience the broad and balanced curriculum which is their right. The candidate may also be involved in other duties including supporting the Extended Schools agenda. This post includes two whole school duties per week.

The candidate will be truly committed to supporting pupils to achieve and have high aspirations for the pupils’ success. Our school has a focus on delivering a core curriculum as a priority to support all learning; all learning support assistants are required to support both literacy and numeracy alongside the specific need of the pupil(s).

All staff are required to work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all. We offer a positive working environment, we care about our pupils and we care about our staff, all of whom know that and appreciate that. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contribute to this culture and develop it further. We are committed to recruiting and developing the next generation of support professionals to provide for succession and stable services that support the future and expanding needs of the Trust.

Applying for the job

Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 6 October 2021 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held w/c 11 October 2021. To apply visit our website at https://www.inspiretrust.uk/vacancies/ and complete the online application form.

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do not accept CVs or CV attachments; all applicants must complete an application form in full.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
School size
1039 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

About Oakwood High School

Inspire Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School and Thomas Rotherham College.

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School with a strong emphasis on respect for all; we are a Good school with ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management’ at all levels.

School location

Moorgate Road, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2UH

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