Post 16 Learning Support Assistant

Ashton Park School, Bristol, BS3 2JL

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  • Job start date

    3 January 2023

  • Closing date

    29 November 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Until 31st August 2023

Pay scale

BG8 £24,948 (£21,434.72 pro-rated)

What skills and experience we're looking for

This new post brings an exciting opportunity to join our well-established Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Team at Ashton Park and contribute to the continued growth and development of our supportive sixth form.

We are seeking an individual who will initially support our Post 16 students and inspire their learning and achievement. The successful candidate will be committed to promoting an effective independent learning culture, while assisting and advising students on strategies to improve their learning and study habits. They will also have a calm and reassuring disposition, be able to use their own initiative and be committed, flexible and hard-working.

You will be working with a range of young people, supporting all students in the sixth form study room, in lessons, on educational trips and delivering interventions in groups and one to one.

The initial focus for this role will be working with Post 16 students in our sixth form centre. However, this may change over time in order to meet the needs of students at Ashton Park School and the successful candidate should be prepared to work with a range of young people from years 7-13.

Our students are keen to learn and are positive about receiving support to enable them to become independent learners. The role of the Learning Support Assistant involves working with young people and children who require additional support within the classroom by creating safe and encouraging environment so they can make the most of their education. The successful LSA will be working on a 1-1 basis or in small groups helping children with their educational, behavioural and social development or supporting pupils whose English is not a first language, have health issues or disability.

What the school offers its staff

This is an exciting time to join Ashton Park School & sixth form as we embed our vision for our School to be ‘Valued in our community for our passion for learning and a commitment to excellence within a caring atmosphere built on mutual respect, and celebration of success’.

We are looking for applicants who are passionate about students’ learning and who have an unequivocal commitment to excellence in all they do. The successful applicant will have the enthusiasm, knowledge and skills to deliver high quality student support. This role is essential in developing an effective independent learning culture in our sixth form and the successful candidate will be committed to the personal development of our students.

Being part of the professional learning community at Gatehouse Green Learning Trust will provide the post holder with outstanding opportunities to progress and contribute to the continuing development of both school and trust.

Ashton Park is an inclusive and oversubscribed school, with over 1200 students, set in the beautiful grounds of the Ashton Court Estate in Bristol. We have many strengths including a committed team of staff who are enthusiastic and passionate about their work and supporting the young people in our care. There is a hugely impressive range of opportunities on offer for our student body. We are a very happy school community.

We truly believe Ashton Park has the potential to develop into a beacon of academic excellence over the next few years. If you are prepared for the challenge of playing a significant role in helping us achieve this and have a core belief that all students, no matter what their background or prior attainment can achieve, then we would welcome an application from you.

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About Ashton Park School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1224 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
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