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  • Start date details

    With immediate effect or following a notice period

  • Closing date

    9 October 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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English Additional Language (EAL), Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant, Learning Mentor

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,878.00 - £28,371.00 Annually (FTE) NJC L5 pt.15 – 20 £25,878 - £28,371 FTE (Actual salary £23,587 - £25,860)

Senior EAL Learning Support Assistant job summary

Senior EAL Learning Support Assistant

We have a great opportunity for a Senior EAL Learning Support Assistant with a focus on teaching support and achievement. The core purpose of this role is to supporting EAL students, working in partnership with mainstream staff.

The Stockwood Park Academy are proud of the unrivalled education experience offered.  You will certainly benefit from forward-thinking and supportive leadership, an encouraging and enthusiastic staff body and enterprising students.  Our academy has state of the art facilities, fit for all your teaching needs. 

If you want to grow and develop in a fast paced, dynamic and successful Academy, come and join us at The Stockwood Park Academy!


Why work for Stockwood Park Academy?

·       £30 million state of the art building with well-equipped classrooms

·       You’ll be working alongside a collaborative, forward thinking Principal and Senior Leadership Team who are here to support and develop you

·       Unparalleled CPD opportunities with free courses every Thursday catered to your developmental needs

·       Excellent opportunities to develop and grow in a successful and expanding Academy

·       All teaching staff receive a laptop to use whilst in employment

·       Freshly brewed coffee for staff on arrival to the academy every morning

·       Employee of the month scheme winning shopping vouchers

·       Fantastic staff benefits that make a difference to your work life balance

Key Duties

·       Supporting EAL students, working in partnership with mainstream staff.

·       Responsibility for identifying and meeting the language needs of EAL learners.

·       Working with academic and pastoral teams to ensure that all students are supported to make expected progress.

·       Developing and deliver short-term induction programmes to suit individual student’s needs and proficiency.

·       Coordinate Key Stage 4 (GCSE Academic and Vocational) intervention for EAL students’ GCSE Option choices.

·       Helping to provide support and training for mainstream teachers.

·       Work with EAL Buddies and promoting awareness of EAL throughout the academy, with a particular emphasis on GCSE Achievement of EAL learners.

·       Building up collections of teaching resources and disseminating them to staff appropriately.

·       Assess new students for language proficiency using the EAL A-E codes

·       Maintain the EAL register and ensure that it is accessible to staff.

·       Maintain a positive relationship with EAL students

The successful candidate will have

·       Bilingual colleague with the ability to speak more than one language (Romanian, Urdu, Pashto, Farsi, Arabic) who has a good understanding of the issues EAL students face when grappling with language acquisition

·       Ability to teach small group instruction, create relevant EAL resources and undertake testing of students.

·       Enthusiastic, self-starter, ability to work and liaise with a variety of departments and colleagues

·       A ‘can do’ attitude, hard-worker

·       Good behaviour management skills

·       Resilience and the ability to work as part of a team

·       Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills (minimum of Grade C in GCSE’s or equivalent)

·       Be able to take part in training and liaise with a wide range of people including teachers, parents, carers, students and pastoral team

·       Be able to listen to the direction of the class teacher, follow agreed lesson plans and use support strategies appropriate to the needs of students.

·       Be able to prepare, maintain and deploy appropriate learning aids, materials and equipment.

·       Be able to contribute significantly to the planning of teaching and learning for the whole class and/or individual students

·       Be able to contribute to the care, health and welfare of students in accordance with the school’s health and safety and related policies

Job Specifics

Start date: With immediate effect or following a notice period

Salary: NJC L5 pt.15 – 20 £25,878 - £28,371 FTE (Actual salary £23,587 - £25,860)

Job Role: Permanent, Full-time Term-time plus INSET days plus 2 weeks, 41 weeks, 37 hours.

The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.


We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy 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. We are an equal opportunities employer. The Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as:

“Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Shared Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and child protection at every stage of the recruitment process.

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About The Stockwood Park Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1443 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Secondary Academy

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