Specialist LSA (Autism)

King Ecgbert School, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S17 3QU

19 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    12 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 May 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Permanent

Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

£23,953 - £26,446

Actual salary

£17,996 - £19,869

Specialist LSA (Autism) job summary

Post: Specialist LSA (Autism)
School: King Ecgbert School
Salary: Grade 5 (£23953-£26446 pro rata)
Actual Starting Salary (£17996-£19869 with under 5 years’ service)
Contract Term: Permanent 32.5 hours 39 weeks per year
Start Date: September 2022

We are delighted to offer the opportunity to join our successful, forward looking Integrated Resource team. We are looking for an outstanding Specialist LSA wanting to join a friendly team, which strives to give students with Autistic Spectrum Conditions an excellent, supportive and fun learning experience, whilst maintaining great outcomes. We are seeking to appoint an LSA with the skills and experience to not only support students who have a place in the Integrated Resource, but also to build relationships with staff and students in the wider school community to enhance tolerance, understanding and an inclusive attitude towards students with ASCs. The desire to develop a wide range of knowledge within all areas of the curriculum is imperative.

The aim of the role is to raise aspiration and attainment for students with Autism Spectrum Conditions through innovative and inspirational provision.

The successful candidate will:-

• Have a knowledge and understanding of Autism Spectrum Conditions
• Be able to work with parents, carers and families
• Work successfully with colleagues in the mainstream and the Integrated Resource
• Be well organised and flexible
• Be able to use own initiative and work independently
• Be creative and have a passion for supporting academic achievement for all
• A relevant degree (e.g. Psychology, SEND) or a specific qualification related to autism is desirable.

This position offers an opportunity to shape and develop future provision and become part of a talented and resourceful specialist team.

At King Ecgbert School, we believe in and promote our ERA values:

Academic Excellence for all

Showing Respect at all times

Having high Aspirations and personal goals that go beyond our time in school

We are committed to providing outstanding education for all in a safe, happy and positive learning environment.

King Ecgbert School is a highly successful and Ofsted recognised ‘Outstanding’ school which provides a first class education for over 1300 students aged from 11 to 18. We are looking for staff who are enthusiastic and are keen to make a difference.

Mercia Learning Trust is a growing multi-academy trust which currently includes 3 secondary and 3 primary schools. Our mission is to provide an outstanding education for pupils from 0-19. We are passionate that all our pupils should see their time at school as happy and fulfilling, with their potential developed to the utmost. Our approach is founded on partnership working, binding together our school, parents and their communities. We are currently looking to recruit an outstanding member of staff with the ability to support the academic progress and wellbeing of all students.

We hope that our recruitment pack and website provides you with plenty of information about us. However, should you require any additional information, or would like an informal discussion please contact us on 0114 235 3855 or email fevans2@ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk

To apply please submit a Trust application form to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk. Please note, we do not accept CVs or Council Application forms.

Closing date for applications is: Midnight Sunday 12 June 2022
Interviews are provisionally scheduled for: Week commencing 13 June 2022

Applying for the job

The Application Process

All candidates must complete the following application process.

• All applicants must submit a Trust application form. We do not accept CVs or Council Forms. The application form can be found under ‘Careers’ at www.merciatrust.co.uk
• Email your completed application to recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk or post it to:

MLT Recruitment Team
Mercia Learning Trust
79 Glen Road
Sheffield, S7 1RB

After your application has been submitted:

• In all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers BEFORE the final selection stage.
• All applications that have been submitted via email will receive an email confirming receipt.
• An email and/or letter will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process.
• If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion, your application has been unsuccessful.

Further information:

• Take a look at www.merciatrust.co.uk/careers for more on what it’s like working for the trust, what we offer you, and what we’re looking for.
• Should you require any additional information about the role or the school, or would like an informal discussion or out of hours visit, please contact us on 0114 2353855 or enquiries@ecgbert.sheffield.sch.uk.
• For more information about the application process, please email recruitment@merciatrust.co.uk.

Key dates:

• Closing date: Midnight 12 June 2022
• Interviews provisionally WC: 13 June 2022

The small print:
Mercia Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. If you are shortlisted, your suitability to work with children will be explored, and this will include disclosing convictions. The information you disclose may be discussed with you during the interview.
The successful candidate will therefore be required to complete a DBS check in line with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 and the Police Act Regulations.
We are an Equal Opportunities employer. Our staff are recruited and promoted on the basis of their merits and abilities and no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of racial group, origin or nationality, sex, disability, marital status, age, sexual orientation, political or religious beliefs or trade union activity. Please indicate whether there are any reasonable adjustments or access requirements you would need to help you to attend an interview. If you wish to discuss your requirements prior to submitting your form, please contact the Human Resources Team on 0114 349 4230. Alternatively, please give details on a separate sheet and return with your application form.

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Supporting documents

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About King Ecgbert School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1404 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01143494230

Dear Applicant

King Ecgbert School is seeking an outstanding Permanent Specialist Learning Support Assistant (LSA – Autism) to commence September 2022.

The school is exceptionally strong - rated outstanding by Ofsted, and has academic results that are consistently ‘well above average’. This is a truly comprehensive school serving both disadvantaged and highly affluent communities. We are proud of our diversity, with 20% of students disadvantaged, 30% EAL and 40% from BAME communities. The school leadership is motivated by social mobility, inclusiveness and a focus on vulnerable learners. We are looking for applicants who are committed to serving a diverse population and have experiences and perspectives that will enrich our work. The school is proud to offer one of Sheffield’s Integrated Resources for children with ASD. The sixth form is highly regarded for its record, not just of helping students access top Russell Group and Oxbridge Universities but also enabling students to be the first in their families to access Higher Education.

The school is proud to be at the heart of the Mercia Learning Trust that started with King Ecgbert School and now comprises 6 schools both primary and secondary across the south west of Sheffield. The Trust is led by its CEO, Chris French and all the schools benefit from an expert central services team.

The school is principally as strong as it is because highly qualified teachers teach excellent lessons with high expectations of all students in terms of attendance, behaviour, attitude and character. The teaching team are backed up by an exceptional team of support staff who are experts in their field.

When we make appointments we are looking to strengthen an outstanding team; working in such a high achieving school is demanding but the camaraderie of working together to achieve excellence makes it a very rewarding place to work. The school is committed to staff development and supporting the career progression of the ambitious and talented.

The school was awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark in 2017 and reaccredited in 2020 – the first school in the region to be nominated for and successfully achieve this accolade. This award enables the school to access a peer group of elite schools nationally.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Paul Haigh
Headteacher, King Ecgbert School

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