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  • Expected start date

    1 January 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 November 2021 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    18 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Part time
20 hours per week
Contract type
Fixed term (Until August 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£19,312 to £19,698 (S3 SP 5-6) per annum
Actual salary
Pro rata £8,939 to £9,118 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, Blackburn

The Olive School, Blackburn is a Muslim faith-based, primary school for 4 to 11 year olds, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We opened in 2013 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 2015.

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:

- GCSE in English and mathematics at Grade C or above.
- Practical experience of working with children within an educational setting.
- Experience of supporting children within a school context.
- The ability to work one to one, in small groups and with whole classes.
- The ability to plan own role in lessons including how feedback will be provided to pupils and colleagues on pupils’ learning and behaviour.

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: Monday, 29 November 2021 at midnight
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Proposed Start Date: January 2022.

Application Process

To apply for this vacancy please use the 'Apply for job' link below. You should ensure your application form and supporting statement address all elements of the person specification. We will only consider candidates who meet the vast majority of the essential criteria outlined in the person specification.

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.

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

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

About The Olive School Blackburn

The Olive School, Blackburn is a 630 place Muslim faith based primary school. The school opened in September 2013 with 90 Reception, 90 Year 1 and 60 Year 2 children. It will build up its pupil numbers year on year. It has a caring, inclusive ethos and welcomes applications from parents and pupils of all faiths and none. Like all Star schools, it has “Leadership” as a specialism.

The school has the highest expectations. Children get one chance for an education and the school is determined to ensure it is the best. High quality teaching and learning opportunities enable children to fulfil their true potential and develop a love for learning.

The Olive School, Blackburn was assessed as “outstanding” in every category at its first Ofsted inspection in June 2015.

Arranging a visit to The Olive School Blackburn

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 01254 54070.

School location

Meins Road, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB2 6QQ

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