Teaching Assistant/ Learning Support Assistant (SEN)

Cheam Fields Primary Academy, Sutton, Surrey, SM3 8PQ

23 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    31 December 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    15 November 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - Monday to Friday, term time Please specify in your application the number of hours you are looking for; we can be flexible to a certain extent for the right candidate. There is an immediate need for Teaching Assistants across all our academies. Hours to be confirmed following interview.

Contract type

Fixed term - 8 months to be reviewed at the end of the academic year

Actual salary

From £8,245 based on 15 hours per week

What skills and experience we're looking for

You will have:

  • Experience of supporting the teacher with a variety of activities in the class

  • Experience of supporting children in the Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2

  • Up to date knowledge and expertise in the Foundation Stage/ Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 and supporting children in class and in the school

  • A commitment to provide a broad, balanced curriculum to meet the needs of all the children

  • Knowledge of SEN Code of Practice

  • An understanding of how children learn

  • Be familiar with and able to put into practice safeguarding policies and procedures.

  • An understanding of safeguarding

  • An ability to liaise and communicate effectively with a variety of adults and children.

  • A concern and understanding for children

  • The ability to establish good relationships

  • The ability to use initiative when necessary

  • An awareness of Equal Opportunities

  • Qualities of sensitivity, humour, enthusiasm, thoroughness and confidentiality

  • Enjoy working in a team

What the school offers its staff

LEO Academy Trust champions continuous professional development and delivers a programme of in house CPD including. We also work with a range of partners to offer accessible training for all staff including e-learning, a CPD website and face to face workshops.

We believe in the importance of succession planning, and that we are well placed to support you in your next challenge. We offer opportunities to work across different academies within the Trust, and a commitment to promotion opportunities, encouraging ‘home grown’ talent.

Further details about the role

LEO Academy Trust is seeking to appoint highly skilled and motivated Teaching Assistants to support classes, small groups and pupils on a 1:1 basis. Applicants will be supporting teaching and learning in school. The duties will include assisting with classes, small groups and 1:1 with SEND pupils.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as part of established teams and to bring high standards of teaching and learning to our Trust. The successful candidate(s) will be able to work as part of a team, have good communication skills, be enthusiastic, fair and kind. It is essential that you are able to follow school procedures.

You will provide curricular and pastoral support in our thriving and friendly schools. The roles are exciting and varied; ideal opportunities for anyone wishing to explore a career in working with children. The successful candidates will enjoy a varied daily routine as part of a close team. There will be an emphasis on helping in the classrooms across the year groups but the list below will offer an idea of what else is to be expected, although it is not exhaustive.

  • Work closely with staff in assisting in the day-to-day running of the school.
  • Support groups of children with their learning under the guidance of a teacher
  • Support individual children e.g. special needs, children needing additional support
  • Provide supervisory support during break time.
  • Accompany classes on day and residential trips.
  • Provide reprographic support and mount work ready to display.

Commitment to safeguarding

LEO Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. All employees of the Trust are deemed to be in regulated activity with children and as such, all offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check amongst other checks as appropriate.

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About Cheam Fields Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
494 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0208 337 1844

Cheam Fields Primary Academy is one of 6 schools that make up LEO Academy Trust. Located in Cheam, Cheam Fields is a two form primary with nursery offering 30 hours childcare. Cheam FIelds was inspected by Ofsted in January 2019 and was found to be good in all categories. The inspectors found that "You have developed leadership at all levels. You have ensured that senior and middle leaders know the school’s strengths and areas for improvement. Strong subject leaders ensure that priorities are addressed. Senior leaders routinely check that pupils are meeting targets and making progress. You have developed a mentoring approach to professional development across the school. Staff are positive and feel they are helped to achieve well. They feel valued and are committed to further improvement."

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