Learning Support Assistant
- SchoolWelling School
- SalaryScale 6 - (Full time salary £27,457) Actual salary £23,410
- Start DateApril/March 2021
- Closing DateMonday 1st March 2021
Learning Support Assistant
- Start date: April/ May 2021 (or sooner)
- Deadline: 1 March 2021 - 10.00am
- Interviews: TBC
- Location: Welling School – City Region
- Salary: Scale 6 - (Full time salary £27,457) Actual salary £23,410
- Appointment: Full Time & Permanent
- Hours: 36 hours a week (39 weeks per year)
Our vision is simple – to ensure that all of our students achieve beyond our expectations and flourish as confident learners with the highest aspirations, ready for a bright and successful future and ready for the world in which they will work and live. We are relentless in our pursuit of the very best for all our students. We understand challenges but do not accept them as limitations.
Welling School is an all ability, co-educational 11-18 school, located in the London borough of Bexley. As well as serving our local community we welcome students from a diverse range of backgrounds and areas. Each of them bringing their own part to make up the Welling School Community. We are proud to be part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT) which is one of the largest Multi Academy Trusts in South East England with over 40 Primary and Secondary Academies in the TKAT family. At Welling our shared values are to be:
See our website for further information about the school www.wellingschool-tkat.org
We are looking for a creative and inspiring colleague to work alongside our teachers in supporting our students – particularly those who need us even more, in order to achieve their absolute best often because they have complex and individual needs. Sometimes you will be working with individuals or small groups in our specialist learning support areas and at other times you will be supporting in mainstream classrooms - making a real difference to our students and their progress. No two days will ever be the same - although they will always be rewarding and exciting.
Your previous experience as a learning support professional is less important to us than your clear vision on what can be achieved for our students and how we can motivate and inspire them to achieve great things. Because you have a calm, personable and patient manner and because you are creative, persistent and interested you will know why that is. An interest in supporting students in developing self regulation would be advantageous.
Our new colleague will have an unstinting belief that every young person, whatever their starting point can make and sustain exceptional progress and that our purpose is to change lives.
You will have access to on-going development opportunities and the support of a forward thinking, successful multi-academy trust. You will be joining a team of strong and experienced school professionals who will do whatever it takes to help you to succeed in your new and exciting role.
As well as having a passion for young people and their futures our colleague will:
- be a dynamic professional with a desire for rapidly improving standards
- have a commitment to your own professional development and learning how best to support students in being successful
- understand the need to be creative and well prepared
- bring an unwavering commitment to doing whatever it takes
- have the ability to engage, inspire and build excellent relationships with both students and staff
- be emotionally intelligent, able to maintain a sense of calm and demonstrate excellent patience.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly ambitious team of staff and make a real impact on our students’ lives. The successful candidate will have the chance to work with students across the full age and ability range.
Welling School is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic for example race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.
Welling School is committed to the protection and safety of its students and the successful candidate will be subject to DBS, Bared List and two reference checks as part of the Schools Safeguarding Procedures. The ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post in accordance with the Immigration Act 2016.
- Please note that we do not accept CVs or applications from agencies.
- Please take care to complete the application in full, as incomplete applications will not be considered.
- If you have not had any communication with in ten days of the closing date, you can take this a confirmation that you were not shortlisted, we thank you for your application.
Informal discussions and/or visits are actively encouraged. To arrange a visit or discuss the post, please contact Victoria Edwards, HR adviser on 020 8304 8531 or email email@example.com
To apply for this role please download and complete the attached Application Form then send to: firstname.lastname@example.orgAddress