Learning Support Assistant, Cheadle Hulme High School

Closing date:Expiring today

Cheadle Hulme High School & Sixth FormCheadle Hulme High School

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Scale 4; from £14,011 - £15,166 pro rata subject to a mid year start
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Laurus Trust is a growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England.

The vision of the Trust is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey 97% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends. 

All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. Our founder school Cheadle Hulme High School was judged Outstanding in every single category by Ofsted in 2011 and 2015. 

Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS) is the founder school of the Laurus Trust. In the 2019 Progress 8 Headline measure CHHS came in the top 3% of schools nationally with a figure of +0.75. 

A training school for thirteen years and a Teaching School for a further six, CHHS is home to the Altius Alliance centre of excellence providing School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) for teachers of students aged 11-16, judged Outstanding in 2017.

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time for learning and development as we expand and open new schools in the Trust, then we would like to hear from you.     

We are currently looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to join our team.

This position is Fixed Term, until 31st August 2021

Actual Salary: Scale 4 from £14,011 - £15,166 pro rata according to mid year start

Hours: 32 hours per week, term time only

Working pattern will be 5 days a week; two days 8.30-4pm and three days 8.30- 3pm

Key Responsibilities

  • To support identified students within the classroom environment, within small group situations and on a one to one basis. 
  • Work with teachers to enhance student progress, whilst also promoting their independence, self-esteem and social inclusion. 
  • Contribute to the development of programs which support students with SEND
  • Act as keyworker for students with SEND in order to support their progress throughout school.
  • Collaboratively working with all members of the pastoral team, to support the progress of students with SEND
  • Contribute to the Learning Support Key Worker Programme
  • Be a point of contact for students and their parents/carers

Knowledge & Experience

  • Ability to support teaching staff to enable students to achieve their full potential 
  • ICT skills – SIMS, Word, Excel
  • Ability to motivate and encourage individuals and small groups of students under supervision
  • Ability to assess, record, monitor and report on the progress of learners
  • Solution focused
  • An understanding of safeguarding issues
  • An understanding of the principals of child development and learning processes 
  • An up to date knowledge and understanding of the practices and procedures within SEN, relating to the welfare, safety and education of students
  • Technical knowledge of computer hardware 
  • Minimum Maths & English GCSE (A*-C) or equivalent
  • Vocational qualification(s) relevant to the post

This is an important appointment for Cheadle Hulme High School as you will contribute to a team that provides a high quality service, delivering a positive operational and educational experience for all stakeholders. In return for your commitment, we also offer:

In return for your commitment, we also offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme with employer contributions 
  • Excellent employee benefits 
  • Flexible working

Please base your evidence on the knowledge and experience on the attached Job Description.

Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ can be made.  

To apply, complete the application form below by clicking on the ‘Quick Apply’ button (CVs are not accepted). 

Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 30th March 2020

Interviews to be held: 2nd April 2020

The Laurus Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment



More about Cheadle Hulme High School & Sixth Form
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Woods Lane, Cheadle Hulme, Stockport, Cheshire, SK8 7JY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 161 4857201
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