Literacy Learning Support Assistant

Furze Platt Senior School, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 7NQ

15 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    31 August 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    11 July 2022

Job details

Working pattern

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  • Fixed Term for one year, part time, 30 hours a week, start time 8.45am, finish time 3.15pm (includes a half hour unpaid break). Monday to Friday, term time only Actual salary £13,920 - £14,200pa depending on experience

Contract type

Fixed term (One Year)

Salary

Actual salary £13,920 - £14,200pa depending on experience

Literacy Learning Support Assistant job summary

Literacy Learning Support Assistant

Fixed Term Contract for one year

Start Date: 1st September 2022

Fixed Term for one year, part time, 30 hours a week, start time 8.45am, finish time 3.15pm (includes a half hour unpaid break). Monday to Friday, term time only

Actual salary £13,920 - £14,200pa depending on experience

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1400 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence.

We are looking for someone to work under the supervision of the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and facilitate an increased standard of literacy for students in Key Stage 3 who are not yet achieving expected standards to remove barriers to learning and increase access across the entire curriculum. You will work through a developed Covid Recovery Programme supporting students with reading, writing, verbal communication and spelling. This will take place in the form of one-to-one and small group literacy intervention using strategies and materials provided by intervention specialists. You would also be responsible for monitoring student progress by keeping records up to date and providing feedback and highlighting concerns so that appropriate action can be taken in a timely manner. Other responsibilities include accompanying teaching staff and students on visits outside of school and supporting students with basic use of ICT.

If you enjoy working with children and/or young people and have some experience working in an educational environment as well as a specific interest in literacy and a love of reading this would be an exciting opportunity for you. We are looking for a team player who is a confident communicator at all levels with strong organisational and time management skills. If you enjoy working in an environment where no two days are the same we would love to hear from you.

For further information about this role and in order to complete a Support Staff Application Form please refer to our school website www.furzeplatt.com. Application forms should be returned to Kiran.smith@furzeplatt.net. Only applications submitted on the school application form will be considered.

Furze Platt Senior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

We will be considering applications as they are submitted

Suitable applicants will be interviewed as soon as is practicable

Applying for the job

Apply on the Furze Platt Senior School application form which can be found on our current vacancies page on our website at www.furzeplatt.com

Further details on the role can be found in the application pack on the website.

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About Furze Platt Senior School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1456 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Furze Platt is a highly successful mixed comprehensive school serving the children of Maidenhead. At Furze Platt, 1500 students of all abilities develop the skills and qualities to enable them to excel in the future. We are a highly ambitious, high-achieving and fully inclusive school in which our students are challenged and supported to achieve excellence. We are well placed for access, with good transport links to and from London and surrounding counties. Our school is very well resourced and equipped with many new facilities benefiting students and staff. These include a state-of-the-art theatre, gym, fitness suite and new three-storey teaching block incorporating science laboratories and classrooms. We are proud of the fact that the local community is also able to use these facilities.

We want our students to enjoy the time they spend with us by providing an education which is broad, stimulating and rewarding. We also believe passionately in music, drama, the arts and sport and have a Dance studio, two Drama studios, a recording studio and practice rooms and an all-weather astro-turf to support these. We are proud of the range of extra-curricular opportunities we provide for students outside of the classroom including Duke of Edinburgh, ski and theatre trips, visits overseas to enhance language skills and historical knowledge and many others.

We offer a friendly and harmonious campus atmosphere, with fantastic line support and a Senior Leadership Team who genuinely want to see you succeed and develop. NQTs are allocated a mentor, a reduced timetable and the opportunity to attend training sessions run by specialists from within the school. Career opportunities allowing you to grow professionally within Furze Platt include working parties and coaching for experienced teachers and leadership training for aspiring and existing middle and senior leaders.

There are excellent on-site facilities including use of a fully equipped and well-maintained gym, a café serving hot food and freshly made snacks and staff rooms with plenty of working space, your own laptop, student laptops and interactive whiteboards. As well as access to an employee advice service providing information, helpful resources and other services, we are finding ways of maintaining our community spirit and staff involvement through socially distanced initiatives, current examples being our first on-line book club, and a Furze Platt fantasy football league. In addition, freshly brewed coffee is ready for you during break-time with the occasional treat to help you through the week!

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