Langley Park Primary Academy have a fantastic opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our highly collaborative and supportive team. Our LSAs are pivotal to our success in the classroom and provide a great deal of support for our teachers, therefore our successful candidates will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike. Key responsibilities will be to work on a 1:1 basis with specific pupil(s) on a daily basis and also to provide wider support the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of children to attain the targets set within the National Curriculum or Individual Education Plans. The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team, be reliable and excellent communicators.
Ideally, our successful candidate to offer prior experience in an ASD setting. Please consult the Job Description for an overview of the general responsibilities associated with this role. The role is an additional position for us so we are able to offer a start date based on the appointed candidate's availability. This role is fixed term until July 2020 in the first instance, with every intention to extend or make permanent thereafter.
Working for Langley Park Primary Academy: Leigh Academies Trust were chosen by the Regional Schools Commissioner as the successful sponsor to operate the brand new Langley Park Primary Academy. The new Academy opened in September 2016 and was built under ‘Basic Need’ to address rising pupil numbers across the area. The school has two forms of entry and comprises a nursery, specialist centre for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and community use facilities.
The academy is based in a new development of housing in South East Maidstone. Importantly, the new academy is just a very short drive from three primary academies: Molehill, Oaks and Tree Tops. Langley Park joined LAT’s group of primary academies in South Maidstone. All four schools are be part of LAT’s developing Central Kent Cluster.
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
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 children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.