Chantry is a successful school which is a unique and exciting place to be. Children succeed at Chantry thanks to high quality learning experiences provided by our extensive and dedicated team. They also enjoy our creative approach to learning and feel secure in our caring school environment.
At Chantry, our school ethos is built upon our unique school values (which incorporate British Values), these include unity, respect, tolerance and friendship. With high expectations and standards, exciting wow-factors and a book based learning experience, fostering a love of reading, we believe that Chantry offers an excellent educational experience for our pupils.
We have approximately 1500 pupils in the Trust taught and supported by around 300 staff and we plan to grow the Trust over the coming years. Teamwork and collaboration is a particular feature of our Trust with staff working across schools to support each other, offering excellent career progression opportunities.
The Pioneer Learning Trust is a small but growing Trust of collaborative schools in Luton. The Trust currently consists of 3 larger than average primary schools – Chantry Primary Academy, Southfield Primary Academy and Whitefield Primary Academy.
We would like to appoint a dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join our school team.
Your role as SEND Learning Support Assistant would be focused on meeting the needs of our pupils within the mainstream setting of our primary school. This role will help you to develop your experience of working with children who have additional needs and who require more structured in-class support.
You will be supporting our children within the classroom environment, in small groups and sometimes on a 1-1 basis.
Your role will be to liaise with the class teachers to ensure all classwork , to enable each child to visually access their learning. You would be helping children to develop their independence and life skills on a daily basis. You will take part in enrichment activities, such as horse riding and exclusive soft play trips to support the children’s social and emotional development.
Experience of supporting SEND children within a primary mainstream setting is desirable.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Hours: 28.75 hours per week 8.45am - 3.30pm
Monday –Friday – 1-hour lunch – Term time + 5 INSET days
Initially 1 year fixed contract with the possibility of becoming permanent
subject to probation and funding
Suitable candidates will be invited to interview on receipt of an application.
Actual starting salary £14,248 dependent on experience
Looking for a new challenge in a different type of school-based setting?
Able to use your own initiative and follow guidance?
Able to think outside of the box and use a variety of adapted strategies to meet individual needs
We can offer:
The opportunity to join a supportive and well-established team
The support to progress in your career
Ongoing access to in-house and externally provided CPD
An employee benefits programme, which includes discounts with a number of retailers and hospitality outlets and membership of an employee assistance
On-site low-cost childcare for staff
Complimentary staff refreshments and subsidised school meals
To arrange a visit, answer any queries or for an informal chat, please contact Laura Carter firstname.lastname@example.org/ 01582 706500
Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.
CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in schools.
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.
Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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