4 days remaining to apply

  • Application deadline

    29 October 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
23 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term (12 Months)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£18,562 to £18,933 (S2 SP 3-4) per annum
Actual salary
Pro rata £9,880 to £10,077 per annum

Job summary

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.​​​

About The Olive School, Preston

The Olive School, Preston is a Muslim faith-based, primary school for 4 to 11 year olds, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We opened in 2016 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism. We were graded as 'Outstanding' in all areas by Ofsted during our first inspection in June 2019.

We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader.

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored classroom support to our pupils. You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning. Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills. You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, and to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.

You will have:

Strong academic record including Maths and English GCSE grade C (or equivalent) or better.
Practical experience of working with children within an educational setting (voluntary or paid).
Experience of supporting children within a school context.
Ability to work one to one, in small groups and with whole classes.

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 25 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Friday, 29 October 2021 at midnight
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Proposed Start Date: To be confirmed.

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.

Additional allowances

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Applying for the job

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Free School, Muslim, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
Primary
School size
360 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

About Olive School, Preston

The Olive School, Preston is a 420 place Muslim faith based primary school which welcomes children from all faiths and none. It opened in September 2016, admitting 60 children into Reception and 60 children into Year 1. It will welcome another 60 children into Reception each September and will reach its full size in 2021. Like all Star schools, it has “Leadership” as a specialism.

The Olive School, Preston is a happy, friendly place where every child feels welcomed and valued. The curriculum fosters thought, curiosity and a desire for learning, providing a solid foundation for future learning and a rounded educational experience that addresses each child’s academic, personal and social development

Arranging a visit to Olive School, Preston

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role. For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01772 926 100.

School location

Vicarage Lane, Preston, PR2 8DW

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