Learning Support Assistant

Northampton International AcademyNorthamptonshire

Learning Support Assistant for Secondary/Alternative Provision at NIA

Permanent: 37hrs per week, 39 weeks a year


Salary: SCP 3-7 £18,562 - £20,092 FTE, £15,875.11 - £17,183.64 pro rata


Start date: ASAP


Closing date: 9th April 2021


Northampton International Academy is a part of East Midlands Academy Trust and we have a number of opportunities to join our successful team as a Learning Support Assistant in the Secondary phase of the school. We are seeking to recruit driven, enthusiastic, and ambitious Learning Support Assistants to our fantastic team!


If you have the desire to raise standards for all children, then you are our candidate!


We are a diverse vibrant and multicultural school thriving in the heart of the Northampton town centre community.


The successful candidate will:


Have previous experience of working with children in an educational setting.

Enjoy being with children and have a real desire to help them achieve.

Believe all children can do well.

Be passionate, flexible, and proactive in providing a creative and inspiring curriculum for pupils

Be able to work collaboratively, but can also act with initiative

Be self-motivated and keen to develop your skills.

Northampton International Academy is part of the East Midlands Academy Trust, it is an all through school, 4–19, and opened in September 2016. In July 2019, the academy achieved an Ofsted rating of Good.


It is a fantastic time to join NIA as it has its first Year 11 and 13 intakes, as well as further groups in the primary phase and by September 2021 the school will have over 2000 pupils. This will make NIA one of the largest free schools in the country.


The children and staff at Northampton International Academy are currently completing the opening chapters of its history.  The DNA of NIA is set by our High Expectations and Global Vision and we are building into the curriculum for all year groups our Character Drivers: Collaboration, Responsibility, Respect, Care, Excellence and Aspiration. By instilling these characteristics in our learners, they will flourish both within school and beyond as they set out to create their own histories


By working for our Trust, you will be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.


These include:


Continuous professional development and training opportunities

Dedicated support from our school improvement team

Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools

A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation

A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme

Childcare vouchers scheme

A corporate eye care plan

For more information about this position please contact Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281 or email lorna.stockwell@emat.uk


EMAT reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found


EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

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