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Learning Support Assistant (one to one)

Learning Support Assistant (one to one)

Beacon Academy


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£12,206 actual salary, inclusive of Living Wage Foundation discretionary allowance)
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Full Time, Temporary
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23 September 2017

Job overview

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Beacon Academy in Loughborough is a positive, nurturing and inspiring learning environment that provides a happy, caring community where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their goals. Our children are keen to learn, are well behaved and want to achieve their best. 

“You have kept the interests of pupils at the heart of everything you do.” Ofsted Section 8, September 2016

We are a popular school in our community and within commutable distance of Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester and close to the M1 and M42 motorways. Our ever-improving school is on the journey to good, and we have a great team of teachers and staff who are all dedicated to getting there quickly.

We are looking for an exceptional Learning Support Assistant who has passion and experience in helping children learn. You will be expected to support a child on a one-to-one basis and have high values in the standard of teaching, pupil achievement and behaviour.  

This is a fixed term post until at least August 2018.

We are looking for candidates with experience and energy in helping children with SEND.  Are you: 

  • Keen to support the learning of all children?
  • Committed to children’s success regardless of their starting point?
  • An enthusiastic team player?

If so, we can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, well behaved children
  • A supportive, friendly and committed staff team and governors
  • A bespoke CPD programme
  • A creative and innovative environment

The contractual hourly rate is £8.19 which is reviewed every year.  In addition to this hourly rate, the academy pays a discretionary allowance to increase this hourly rate to the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage of £8.45.

Visits to the Academy are strongly recommended:  please contact Mrs Bussell, Headteacher on 01509 212227.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be offered membership to a variety of benefits, including Childcare Vouchers and Westfield Rewards.

This position is required to commence as soon as possible.  Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 2 October 2017.

Closing date: Sunday 24 September 2017.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. To apply for this post please click apply at the bottom of this advert.

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 for further details.

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About Beacon Academy

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  • Beacon Academy
  • Woodthorpe Road, Shelthorpe, Loughborough
  • Leicestershire
  • LE11 2NF
  • United Kingdom
+44 1509 212227

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About Beacon Academy

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We are a large primary school on the edge of Loughborough with an MLD Special Provision and Nursery.

Beacon is a great place to be where children are at the centre of what we do. We work closely as a team to improve the life chances of our children who come from all over Loughborough, including Shelthorpe Estate. Our intake is mixed; with a high number of children with EHCPs and over half our children are entitled to free school meals. Therefore everyone who works at Beacon has a drive to make sure that our children get the best education they possibly can, this has its challenges but is incredibly rewarding.

We endeavour to work closely with other schools locally and have a number of links to Ashmount Special School through the Loughborough Learning Alliance (LLA). The LLA provide local professional development and enable us to moderate our work within the Loughborough Area. Nationally we are linked to AET (Academies Enterprise Trust) where we are able to use nation research and resources to impact our teaching and learning.

The staff at Beacon are our greatest resource and we will nurture and develop you throughout your career. Being part of  Academies Enterprise Trust means every employee at every level is able to access tailored CPD and opportunities to work across the group as they progress.

We warmly welcome visitors and hope that you will come and see for yourself just what we are about and whether or not working here is right for you.

Thank you for your interest in our school; we can't wait to meet you!

General Information

Beacon Primary Academy is a 2 to 11 aged community academy in the Shelthorpe area of Loughborough.

The school originally opened in 1933 as an infant and junior school and was later amalgamated into a single school. The Nursery building was opened in 2005. The school also benefits from an extensive field space for outdoor activities. In December 2012 it opened as an academy sponsored by Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

It is a larger than average-sized primary academy with 309 pupils. Included in this figure, is a 40-place Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) resource provision for children with an Education & Health Care Plan (EHC) or a Statement of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our popular 80-place full-time equivalent (FTE), term-time only Nursery includes a 6 FTE Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) resource provision.

There are various clubs and activities that take place on site during the evenings and at weekends for adults and children within the community. There is a weekly Family Learning group that works alongside one of the teachers and children in Key Stage 1. The area has good transport links and the Academy is close to Loughborough University. Housing is a mixture of council and affordable dwellings. This is a community that is growing as can be seen from the high numbers of pupils in Key Stage 1


We are a rapidly improving school and we were last inspected in November 2021. To view all our Ofsted reports please click here.


Staff Benefits


We are committed to developing all staff at all levels through high quality development opportunities, resources, and experiences  that will support you on your professional learning journey with AET.


We champion agile/flexible working across the Trust to help our people achieve an optimal work/life balance.


All staff have access to our pension schemes (Local Government Pension Scheme and Teachers’ Pension Scheme).  Everyone has free access to financial advice & support and can access a wide range of retail discounts through our AET Benefits scheme. We also offer Technology Loans to help with any big digital purchases.


We recognise that mental wellbeing is just as important as physical health and have set up employee assistance programmes which offer free and confidential counselling 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our employees can access our health cash place scheme from BHSF.


We are proud to be part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET).

AET is a national family of 57 schools committed to delivering an excellent education that launches all the children in our care into a remarkable life. It is our deeply held belief that every child has something remarkable to offer and we see it as our duty to help each and every child find this within themselves.

Equality, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

At AET, we want all of our employees to feel included bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, and we truly believe that diversity drives innovation.

AET is also an approved Apprenticeship Training Provider (through the ESFA) which allows us to deliver a wide range of apprenticeship programmes across the Trust and our school network. To find out more about what we offer click here.

We also offer teacher training programmes across our network. For more information please click here.

To find out more about AET please click here.

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