Early Years Learning Assistant, West Sussex

Closing date:Expiring soon

Southgate Primary SchoolWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £14,160 - £17,145
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Southgate Primary is an ambitious, and inclusive primary school that is currently on an exciting journey of school improvement.  Our staff are highly committed, hardworking and motivated. 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and caring Learning Assistant in our Early Years department to play a key role in supporting the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of the children’s development. 

As a Learning Assistant, you will work closely with the class teacher to support children's education, as well as their social and emotional development. 

This role is term time only (39 weeks) 36.25 Hours per week 8.15am-3.45pm and attendance at weekly staff training sessions after school on Wednesday until 5pm. 

Salary: £16,497 - £19,974 FTE

Pro Rata £14,160 - £17,145 

We can offer you:

• The support of GLF Schools and the opportunity to be part of an inspirational, growing and dynamic organisation

• An exciting opportunity to develop a curriculum to meet the needs of local community

• A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive, vibrant and fast growing community with excellent transport links

• New top of the range computer facilities to aid Teaching and Learning

• A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools

• Recognition of previous school continuous service.

• Excellent CPD opportunities   

The ideal candidate will be:

• Be able to develop positive relationships with young children.

• Be able to develop an understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the child with whom you are supporting.

• Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour.

• Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.

• Be a confident and clear communicator with parents.

• Be flexible with regard to other classroom work.  

Closing date for applications - Sunday 24th March 2019

Interview date - Friday 29th March 2019 

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

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More about Southgate Primary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: Barrington Road, Southgate, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6DG, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1293 525966
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At Southgate Primary School we believe every child should achieve their personal best, make good progress and experience success.

We provide our children with a rich and stimulating curriculum that captivates and enthuses. Learning is made relevant a...