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Learning Support Assistant

Baysgarth SchoolNorth Lincolnshire

Are you up for the challenge of working in one of the top 5% of schools nationally for progress?  If so, we want you!

We are looking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic and committed individual to join our Personalised Learning SEND faculty.  We believe that every student at Baysgarth School is capable of achieving their very best, regardless of starting point or additional need, and the Personalised Learning team work to ensure that any barriers to success are addressed and supported.  This is a great opportunity for someone with the right skills to join the school and team at an exciting time.

We are oversubscribed in Year 7 every year which reflects the first-class facilities we have on site as well as our fantastic students and staff who make the school a great place to learn.  We pride ourselves on achieving outstanding outcomes in a school with an inclusive ethos that has superb pastoral care and a strong commitment to staff mental health and work-life balance. 

Ofsted visited Baysgarth in October 2017 and concluded that we are a Good school which ‘has gone from strength to strength’ and is making ‘good progress on the journey to outstanding’.  In terms of student achievement, Ofsted reported that ‘Overall progress was in the top 10% nationally … [and] current pupils are making strong progress in all year groups.’  The DfE have concluded that ‘there is no better performing similar school within 75 miles of Baysgarth’ and it is our mission to recruit the most talented staff to continue this progress. 

The role of Learning Support Assistant is key in providing high quality learning experiences at all times for our students.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Supporting individuals or groups of students to access all areas of the curriculum
  • Working collaboratively with teaching staff to create outstanding learning opportunities
  • Delivering 1:1 or group targeted interventions
  • Communicating student progress to a range of stakeholders
  • Supervising pupils during breaks, lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities

The following qualifications and experience are essential:

  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent) Grade C or above
  • Experience of working with students with additional needs within a secondary school
  • Knowledge and awareness of KS2 and post 16 education
  • Knowledge of how students learn and how additional needs might impact on this
  • Using ICT to support students’ learning
  • Using differentiation strategies to support a range of learning needs effectively

Baysgarth School is currently an 11-16 comprehensive with approximately 900 pupils on roll.  The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate pride, passion and positivity and a desire to ensure the school has the highest possible reputation in the local community and beyond.

Baysgarth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to apply for enhanced disclosure from the DBS.

If you are inspired by the challenge and responsibility of this opportunity we would like to hear from you.  Further details and an application form can be downloaded from our school website.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post, please feel free to contact Emma Rice (SENCO) at the school.

Please indicate on your application form if you wish to apply for a full time or part time post.  


Please submit completed applications to vacancy@baysgarthschool.co.uk

Closing date for applications is 12.00pm on Monday 20th September 2021

Interviews will be held later that week

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