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Cordwalles Junior School


  • Expiring soon
£12,265 pro-rata £15,461 FTE
Job type:
Full Time, Temporary
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
11 December 2017

Job description

We are looking for an experienced LSA to support the learning and achievement of a child with SEND

We are looking to appoint an experienced SEN Learning Assistant who will play a key role in individual and small group support for identified children with special educational needs. The successful individual will support the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of specific children, ensuring they attain the targets set. Supporting communication, social, emotional and behavioural development is integral to this role.

At Cordwalles, relationships between staff and pupils are excellent, characterised by mutual respect and high expectations of everyone in our community. The School offers a vibrant, broad and balanced curriculum and we work hard to meet the needs of all our pupils. This positive culture permeates all aspects of school life and the promotion of learning, through the full range of teaching approaches, takes account of the needs of all learners.

In December 2013, we became an academy within GLF Schools. Through this partnership, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources and practice across a range of schools. 

Cordwalles is an exceptional learning environment with a real community spirit. It provides children with a high degree of challenge combined with personalised support. Our core purpose each day is to facilitate engagement in, and for, learning and discovery. Our staff share a commitment to delivering exciting and engaging lessons and to a relentless drive towards raising the attainment of all pupils, regardless of their different starting points. Cordwalles is graded as a ‘GOOD’ school in all areas by Ofsted (2017).
The successful candidate will work alongside, support the teacher, and make effective use of resources in order to achieve the highest standards of learning and achievement

We can offer:

• A friendly and supportive staff team

• Regular on-the-job training/CPD opportunities

• The opportunity to support children to access an engaging curriculum 

• A supportive and collaborative environment and the opportunity to achieve significant career development

• An opportunity to be involved in the development and progression of the school and wider community

The ideal candidate will be able to:

• Assist in preparing the classroom-learning environment

• Assist in planning activities and preparing materials to help children access the curriculum

• Lead and support activities, indoors and outdoors to meet the specific needs of children

• Assist in monitoring children's progress, assessing achievement and recording results and observations, sharing outcomes with the class teacher

Salary £12,265 pro-rata £15,461 (Grade 3 of the support staff pay scale)

Hours of work will be Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm for 39 weeks per year plus a 1 hour weekly staff meeting (33.5 hrs per week).

Closing: 11th December

Interviews: 14th December

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 would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. 

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

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About Cordwalles Junior School

Cordwalles Junior School, part of GLF Schools, is a 2 form entry school which promotes inclusion and mutual respect within a safe, caring and stimulating environment. We cater for children between 7 and 11 years of age and have a spacious, well-resourced building and extensive grounds.

We consider ourselves to be a moving school – our mission is to provide outstanding education for all the children in our school community.

At Cordwalles Junior School we believe that education is a unique experience which should equip children with all the skills they need to be successful, active members of their community and to enjoy all that the 21st Century has to offer.

We have created a welcoming, caring community within a stimulating environment where respect for others and personal responsibility is nurtured.  Within our academy, every child and adult is valued and we actively encourage social and moral awareness, self-discipline and a striving for doing one's best in all areas - academic and social.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Career pathways and talent management
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

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