Learning Support Assistant, Greenwich

Closing date:Expiring today

Stationers' Crown Woods AcademyGreenwich

Date posted:
Start date: Early September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: NJC Scale 2 Point 3: FTE £20,835, actual salary £13,840 per annum
Contract term: Fixed Term

Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is now accepting applications for Learning Support Assistants who will join us for the new academic year starting September 2019.  Our successful candidates will work with students who have additional needs, supporting them to access learning and engage in a range of enrichment activities. Our LSAs work with teaching staff across the academy to ensure that students have the right support and resources available, so you will be preparing specialist materials and working directly with class teachers.  You will also be providing pastoral support to students, helping to build their resilience and confidence.

The Inclusion Department works collaboratively across the academy to ensure that all pupils are able to access and enjoy all aspects of academy life. You will have to opportunity to be part of an amazing team that is committed to supporting students to excel, changing lives and positively transforming our local community.  This is an exciting time to consider joining us so please take a close look at the role details. If you feel you have the necessary attitude and experience, then we would love to hear from you.  One of the opportunities requires the successful candidate to have first aid/medical training - please highlight this in your application if you meet this criteria. 

This role will suit new or experienced LSAs, or candidates who would like to be involved in teaching in the future as this opportunity will provide you with first hand exposure and experience.  Leigh Academies Trust are partners of Kent & Medway Training and are now recruiting trainees teachers for September 2020.  

This opportunity is offered on a one-year fixed term basis in the first instance with every intention to extend or make permanent.  

Working at Stationers' Crown Woods Academy:  Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy joined our Trust in 2014.  The campus incorporates nine buildings which include four home schools each serving 450 pupils and students, a Design, Technology and Creative and Performing Arts School, a Sport & Community Education Centre and an Inclusions Hub.  Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is delighted to be part of Leigh Academies Trust who, with the Stationers’ Company and Ravensbourne, will enable the new Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy to enhance our provision and develop a Digital Curriculum fit for the future.

Our objective is to be a flagship academy where every pupil not only achieves their full potential but also feels an integral part of the organisation. An academy where no child feels lost and no child is left behind. An academy where the bonds between parent, teacher and child are so secure that failure is not an option. The unique community that we have built ensures that young people achieve their ambition in a caring environment where they are the centre of all that we do.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust:  As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust.  This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together.  You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources.  It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers.   For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

Click here for a glimpse of what life is like working for Leigh Academies Trust and why we're so proud of what we do.   

What are we looking for in you?  Applicants will have previous experience of working with young people, either in an academic setting or as a voluntary worker.  You will be committed to personal learning and development, and have a sincere commitment to sharing our long-term aims and drive for continuous improvement. In return, we will offer you a professional and supportive team, a state of the art working environment and a genuine opportunity to develop.

As a Trust we feel it is important to hire for the right attitude which is why we look for support assistants that are enthusiastic, focused and resilient to the day to day pressures that the classroom brings.  

Diversity at our core:  As a Trust we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.  The Academy is committed to safeguarding and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

More about Stationers' Crown Woods Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: 145 Bexley Road, Eltham, London, SE9 2PT, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8850 7678
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Stationers’ Crown Woods Academy is a 1,560-pupil secondary school with a sixth form. It is a non-denominational establishment that educates students aged between 11 and 18. The coeducational school is based in Eltham, London and was converted to acad...