Learning Support Assistant (LSA) - Fixed term, Witham

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Maltings AcademyWitham

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Start date: January 2019
Contract type: Part Time / Full Time
Salary: £17,007- £17,681 pro rata, £11,849-£12,319 actual salary
Contract term: Fixed Term

£17,007- £17,681 pro rata, £11,849-£12,319 actual salary

30.5 hours per week, 39 working weeks (term time plus five non-student days)

Maltings Academy is graded ‘Outstanding’ and has a state of the art new building offering fantastic facilities for both students and staff alike. Staff benefits include a Health Cash Plan and Local Government Pension Scheme. Academy staff also receive discounted membership at Witham Leisure Centre.

Our team of Learning Support Assistants support students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in mainstream classes and small groups to help students achieve their full potential. 

The successful candidates will have: 

  • a good understanding of SEND and experience working with children with learning difficulties or disabilities
  • excellent literacy and numeracy skills including Maths and English GCSE at A-C (or equivalent)
  • ability to motivate and encourage students
  • excellent communication skills 
  • good IT skills including Microsoft Office or G-Suite

The hours of work are Monday 8.30am-3.30pm and Tuesday to Friday 8.30am-3pm, 39 weeks per year (term time plus five non-student days). There are two compulsory induction training sessions for all new starters which take place on Mondays from 3.15 - 4.30pm.

This position is initially based at Maltings Academy. However, as we work closely with our sister academy, New Rickstones Academy (also in Witham), all new contracts are to work across both academies. 

This role presents an exciting opportunity for applicants who have a degree (or are studying for a degree), as you gain experience to potentially develop a career within teaching.  A number of our support staff have progressed to our School Direct Teacher Training programme - for further information on this programme, please contact Jodie Day on 07825 330 257.

 Please feel free to contact Lisa Shannon, SENDCO for an informal discussion about the post -  lshannon@maltingsacademy.org / 01376 512 911 extension 1213.

 AET believes that each and every child is inspired to choose a remarkable life.  Our mission is to gather and motivate inspirational people committed to delivering an excellent education that launches children into remarkable lives.  

Our values are:

  • Be unusually brave
  • Discover what’s possible
  • Push the limits
  • Be big-hearted


We offer:

  • Excellent career prospects across the network, with a culture of looking to promote from within
  • Access to CPD to enable you to grow and develop in your role
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Something we take very seriously is staff WELLBEING. That’s why we have partnered up with BHSF to provide support and employee benefits, such as a health cash plan scheme to support healthcare, discounted gym membership and a employee assistance programme

This is a fixed term position (student specific) and is required to commence January 2019.

Closing date: Monday 14 January 2019.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  Candidates are advised to carefully consider  the Supporting Statement section of the application form, explaining clearly how they meet the requirements of the person specification.  You must provide professional references with business contact information covering the last five years.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s.  Find your remarkable, apply today, click on the 'quick apply' button.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website https://sites.google.com/aetinet.org/academies-enterprise-trust/work-at-aet/graduates for further details.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Spinks Lane, Witham, Essex, CM8 1EP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1376 512911