Learning Support Assistant, Brighton and Hove

King's SchoolBrighton and Hove
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Band 1b
Contract term: Permanent

Learning Support Assistant

Contract: Full Time, term time  

Salary: Band 1b- £18,795- £19,554 FTE. Actual pay £15,559-£16,187 depending on experience. 

Start date: 1st September 2019

Application closing date: midday on Monday 17th June 2019 

Interview date: Monday 24th June 2019 

King’s School is currently recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant to work with our SENDCo and Assistant SENDCo to undertake work, care and support programmes to facilitate learning of students. The role will entail working with a range of students on both a one-to-one and small group work basis. If you are an outstanding practitioner with a passion for student learning and you want to be part of something new and exciting, we look forward to receiving your application.

King’s School is an ecumenical Christian School in the Diocese of Chichester. The school opened its doors to its first cohort of students in September 2013. There are currently just over 500 students in years 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11, and a team of over 40 teachers and support staff. 

The school received its first Ofsted inspection in 2015 and received a rating of good with outstanding features. School leadership and pupil behaviour were rated ‘outstanding’, and the school was praised as “an exceptionally harmonious community”. We are keen to continue driving improvement and are seeking to appoint dedicated teaching staff who will support the school’s development and growth. 

Our work and relationships are based upon the four core Christian values of Love, Forgiveness, Respect and Responsibility and through these we encourage and support every student and member of staff to be the best that they can be.

In 2019, the school will move from its current premises into new, purpose built, permanent accommodation in Hangleton. This move marks a new phase in the school’s growth and development, making this an exciting and interesting time to join our growing team! 

What are we looking for?

• Experience working with students with SEND

• Commitment to whole child education and equality of opportunity

• Flexibility, adaptability and resilience 

Please see the attached job description for a full profile of the role.

Why join King’s School?

• Enthusiastic, committed and supportive staff team

• Range of opportunities for professional development

• Exciting opportunities in school development 

• Excellent support through our sponsor- Russell Education Trust

• Close proximity to the vibrant city of Brighton

The closing date for applications Monday 17th June 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for interview shortly after close of applications. Interviews for this position will be held on 24th June. If you wish to apply for this position, please visit our website for the application form and further information   www.kingsschoolhove.org.uk 

Completed applications should be sent to vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk by noon on the closing date. Please note that we are only able to accept applications made via our application form. Applications made by C.V. or other application form will be rejected. Please also note that, in line with safer recruiting guidelines from the Department of Education, the school must request references prior to interview. Shortlisted candidates will be notified before referees are contacted. 

If you would like an informal conversation about this role, or to visit King’s School, please contact Eleanor Edwards on 01273 840004, or email vacancies@kingsschoolhove.org.uk. 

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process.  This selection will include an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post.

King’s School is a Free School which takes funding from the department for Education and operates as any other state school. Our sponsor is the Russell Education Trust which is an organisation staffed solely by Educational Professionals (and not by private business). 

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