LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Salary: Grade 3, SCP 4 - £8,749.81 up to £14,583.02 (FTE £21,189)
Hours: 18-30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year (working 8.50 am to 3.35 pm - 6 hours per day)
We are looking to appoint Learning Support Assistants to join our vibrant and driven Learning Support Team. Much of the work will involve support within mainstream classrooms but the successful candidates will also be expected to work with students on an individual or small group basis to develop literacy and numeracy, and for some of the time with students with complex physical needs who require one-to-one support. An ability to empathise with students who have difficulties with communication and social skills is essential.
Candidates should possess a good standard of education, initiative and an ability to communicate well with both teaching staff and students. GCSE Grade C, or equivalent, in Maths and English is essential, and A levels (or equivalent) are desirable. Experience of working in a classroom environment is also desirable.
We are ideally looking for applicants who will be able to work 30 hours per week. However, we would consider requests to work either 18 hours or 24 hours and the ability to work a Friday would be an advantage. Please state the number of hours and days that you are able to work in your supporting statement.
Farlingaye High School is a popular and successful school, located in Woodbridge, a pleasant market town situated on the River Deben in Suffolk and just 7 miles from Ipswich. We are a creative school with excellent resources, lovely students and great results. Our most recent Ofsted report graded us Good with Outstanding areas.
We are part of East Anglian Schools Trust (EAST) alongside Kesgrave High School, Bungay High School and Castle East School. We are a Teaching School Hub partner, which allows us to improve teaching and learning on a continuous basis. We are committed to providing excellent staff opportunities through developing and promoting our staff and offering an excellent CPD and support programme for new staff.
We are also extremely pleased to have launched our own teacher training provider: EAST SCITT. This allows us to award QTS and also QTS + PGCE Programmes within both Primary and Secondary schools.
Should you wish to discuss the job role in further detail, please contact Julie Moore, SENCO or Linda Marsh, HR Manger at the school.
Please note: only applications submitted via the school’s on-line recruitment process will be considered.
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but by 12.00 Noon on Tuesday, 31st January 2023 at the latest. However, please be aware that as we have more than one position available, we will hold interviews when we have received enough applications from suitably qualified applicants.
Farlingaye High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and adhere to this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to provide satisfactory references and undertake an Enhanced Check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.