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  • Start date details

    ASAP / Immediate

  • Closing date

    16 October 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

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Working pattern

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  • he position will be for 37 hours per week: Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm. Term Time Only plus 1 week. The actual pro rata salary will be H5 RANGE: H5.9 £19,705.69 to H5.14 £21,587.56.

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Pay scale

The actual pro rata salary will be H5 RANGE: H5.9 £19,705.69 to H5.14 £21,587.56.

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic, and committed person to join our DSPL3 Primary Outreach Team as a Primary Outreach Worker, supporting pupils in their mainstream primary schools in East Hertfordshire.DSPL3 stands for Delivering Specialist Provision Locally in area 3 of East Herts -(this area covers East Herts: Bishops Stortford, Sawbridgeworth, Buntingford, Ware, Hertford, and all surrounding villages).

You will need to hold a current valid driver’s license, as you will be travelling to primary schools every day to support pupils in their mainstream settings within the DSPL3 Area. Mileage will be paid for your travelling.

The successful candidate will have experience as a Teaching Assistant/Learning Support Worker or have experience working with children with additional educational needs /SEND and will be able to support pupils in a full range of subjects.

You will possess excellent communication and proven organisational skills and be approachable, calm, and positive. You should be a team player, who is also able to work on your own initiative.

The duties and responsibilities listed in the job description are as they are at present. The post holder is expected to accept any reasonable alterations that may from time to time be necessary.

Please see job description and person specification for full details.

What the school offers its staff

Staff Benefits

Rivers ESC is a great place to work and comes with many benefits, including:

  • Investment and Promotion of Staff Training and Continued Professional Development
  • Employee Assistance Programmes. Giving staff access to a comprehensive package of wellbeing services such as:

v Mental health and wellbeing including counselling

v Stress coaching

v Mental health first aid

v Healthcare services including 24/7 GP service

v Surgical assistance programme

v Physiotherapy

v Nurse support services.

v Free flu jabs

v Menopause counselling

v Financial wellbeing coaching

  • Pension Scheme (for Teachers and Support Staff)
  • Specsavers Vouchers
  • Free Parking
  • Free Tea/Coffee/Milk/Filtered water machines
  • Staff Mental Health Lead
  • Staff Wellbeing Committee
  • Staff Wellbeing Raffle (weekly)
  • Staff Social Events
  • Menopause Champion
  • Use of onsite Gym
  • Access to Free Wi-Fi
  • Newly refurbished staff rooms at each centre

Commitment to safeguarding

The safe recruitment of staff is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in education.

Rivers ESC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects anyone applying to work in our school to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to pre-employment checks, including a satisfactory enhanced criminal record with Barred List check through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS check), health check, employment reference checks and online/social media checks. 

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About Rivers Education Support Centre

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 5 to 16
School size
16 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 16
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Rivers Education Support Centre provides educational programmes to support pupils who are at serious risk of permanent exclusion, or who have been permanently excluded from their mainstream school.

The Centre’s vision is to inspire and enable pupils to:

•Become confident, independent and successful young people

•Excel in Learning

•Engage positively with the community

•Be ambitious for their futures.

Key Stage 3

At the Key Stage 3 centre in Hertford, pupils either attend for an agreed period of respite or for a longer period while next steps are arranged. Pupils are provided with a broad curriculum and barriers to education are identified. Pupils are supported to find strategies to overcome these barriers to support them to be successful in school. Once a mainstream school has been identified, pupils are supported to reintegrate by the Rivers ESC outreach team. Where appropriate, statutory assessments are conducted for pupils in Key Stage 3 to identify additional support that may be required and in some instances to support the process towards a placement in an alternative/specialist provision.

Key Stage 4

The Key Stage 4 centre in Hoddesdon provides education for year 10 and 11 pupils. Many pupils are supported to reintegrate back into mainstream school once it has been identified that they are likely to be successful. Rivers ESC works with the Fair Access team in Hertfordshire to choose the new school placement and to plan how to meet the additional needs of the pupil who is reintegrating.

KS4 pupils complete a wide range of exam based and vocational qualifications to work towards future aspirations and chosen career pathways. Some KS4 pupils may work on learning pathways which include attendance at alternative provisions supported by centre staff. Pupils have access to a broad range of subjects at a variety of levels and are guided to be highly aspirational with the courses they select. Pupil outcomes are outstanding.

The safe recruitment of staff is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in education.

Rivers ESC is committed to safeguarding children, young people and promoting the welfare of the pupils in its care and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. We welcome visits from potential applicants.

Arranging a visit to Rivers Education Support Centre

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email heather.dunne@riversesc.herts.sch.uk.

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