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  • Start date details

    Multiple positions for immediate start and for September 2023

  • Closing date

    14 July 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    23 May 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£26, 192

Additional allowances

Inclusive of London Weighting Allowance

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Experience of working with children of relevant age in a learning environment
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills – equivalent to level 2 in English and Maths
  • Training in relevant learning strategies e.g. literacy
  • Specialist skills/training in curriculum or learning area e.g. bi-lingual, sign language, ICT
  • Can use ICT effectively to support learning
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Full working knowledge of relevant polices/codes of practice/legislation
  • Working knowledge and experience of implementing national/foundation stage curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies
  • Good understanding of child development and learning processes
  • Understanding of statutory frameworks relating to teaching
  • Good organisational skills including the ability to set and manage priorities
  • Ability to support colleagues
  • Constantly improve own practice/knowledge through self-evaluation and learning from others
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people
  • Commitment to the implementation of the Trust's equal opportunities policy
  • Willingness to undertake additional training/ staff development as appropriate
  • Ability to reflect on your own professional practice

What the school offers its staff

Staff at Nightingale Community Academy take pride in the development of young people in a safe and stimulating environment and are offered a rewarding and varied career in return.

The role provides routine opportunities for professional development that can lead to qualified teacher status or the completion of accredited therapeutic courses.

Further details about the role

We are looking for enthusiastic Learning Support Professionals with drive and creativity to join our dedicated and welcoming team to support the delivery of our curriculum, across the school (Primary, KS3 & 4, 6th Form), to enable our pupils to make exceptional progress in all aspects of school life. We are looking for experienced staff and Graduates to deliver ‘quality first’ learning experiences that challenge and engage. You will supervise and provide support for pupils to help improve engagement in learning, remove barriers to learning, improve attainment and promote their self-confidence and emotional well-being, whilst creating and maintaining a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment.

Commitment to safeguarding

Nightingale Community Academy and Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments made will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.
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About Nightingale Community Academy

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 19
School size
120 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 19
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Nightingale Community Academy is a school for boys aged between 5 and 19 who have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) or Statement of SEN for social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs. Some learners also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or other learning difficulties. At Nightingale Community Academy we are committed to raising the expectations of our learner group, removing barriers to learning and delivering attainment at the highest level. “Since the start of the school in September 2016, the principal and his leadership team have shown a tireless determination to improve the education it offers. Their ‘no excuses’ approach means that nothing other than the highest quality of education is good enough”. (Ofsted February 2019) – (The full Ofsted Report, is now available on our website). Nightingale Community Academy is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting learners’ needs, and promotes high quality professional development for all staff.

Arranging a visit to Nightingale Community Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email info@nightingaleca.org.

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