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  • Start date details

    October 2023

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£20,812.00 - £21,575.00 Annually (FTE) Fringe Allowance £951 (Annually FTE)

S E N Learning Support Assistant job summary

About this Role:

We are looking for an SEN Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated and friendly staff team to support pupils 1:1 with their learning needs and within the classroom. This post will be offered on a fixed term contract in the first instance to July 2024, working 32.5 hours per week Monday to Friday, term time only.

The School:

The Grove is a vibrant school with a strong ethos and a highly committed staff team. We have high aspirations for our pupils and enjoy providing exciting and stimulating learning opportunities for them. We are developing our plans and provision for the future with even greater ambition.


The Person:

We are looking for candidates who:

·        Enjoy working with children and are interested in their development

·        Have good knowledge and skills in literacy and numeracy

·        Will work well as part of a team, working effectively with children, staff and parents

·        Are flexible and willing to take on different challenges and are proactive in their practice in order to seek out the best ways to engage and enthuse young children

·         Are creative and resourceful

·         Have enthusiasm and are willing to develop their practice

Prior experience in working with children either professionally or on a voluntary basis is essential. A successful candidate would be well supported and appropriate training will be provided as required. 


Why join us?

We can offer you:

·         An excellent environment in which to successfully develop your career

·         The guidance and support of an experienced Principal, Assistant Principals and staff teams

·         The benefits of working collaboratively with colleagues

·         An investment in your CPD and opportunities across the Aspire Academy Trust

Aspire offers:

·         An exciting opportunity to be part of an expanding organisation with high aspirations

·         The opportunity to truly mould and grow alongside our planned organisational growth

·         A strong learning environment, evidenced by our learning culture and our teaching school

·         The opportunity to help drive the Trust, its employees and its practices towards future excellence

·         Collaboration of good practice across the Trust schools

·         Have a teaching school as part of the Trust offering excellent training opportunities

·         The ability to progress with the Trust schools to leadership posts

·         Free meal offered daily to all Trust staff


Closing date for applications:29th September 2023


Interviews will be held on: To be confirmed. For the right candidate we may interview before the closing date.

Safeguarding statement:

The Aspire Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding. A satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with a Children’s Barred List Check is required as a condition of employment. In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), an online search will be conducted on shortlisted candidates to identify anything that may need further exploration with candidates. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

Equal Opportunities:

At Aspire Academies Trust, we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief. To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this vacancy.

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 The Grove Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
524 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Our Academy is a three-form entry Primary school, with Nursery. We are part of the Aspire Academies Trust, and are active members of the West Herts Teaching Schools Partnership, meaning we have access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. We have a stunning environment for learning and teaching, with large grounds. We offer full day care for children, with Breakfast and After School Clubs on site. Our school is well resourced and we have a strong ethos of team work. Our children are lively and eager to learn.

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