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  • Start date details

    October 2023

  • Closing date

    15 October 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£14,248.00 Annually (Actual)

SEND Learning Support Assistant job summary

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 

Are you:

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 recruitment@pioneerlearningtrust.com/ 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.

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 Chantry Primary Academy

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

Chantry Primary Academy

School location

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