Learning Support Assistant - Part Time 1 Day per week (5.75 hours)

The Robert Smyth AcademyMarket Harborough, Leicestershire

Our staff are our most valued asset. As part of the Tudor Grange Trust, all of our staff have access to a wealth of support provided by outstanding practitioners.

The Role

We are seeking a part time (1 day a week) enthusiastic individual to join our Learning Support Team.

We are looking for an exceptional individual to support students aged 11-19 years who may have a wide range of special educational needs, including emotional and behavioural difficulties. Some experience of having worked with students at this age range would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, a grade C or equivalent in both English and maths and an understanding of the importance of 'Child Protection and Safeguarding' when working in a school environment.

The Academy

The Robert Smyth Academy developed from Market Harborough’s oldest school and was founded in 1607. It is now a vibrant, fast growing 11 – 19 Academy with nearly a thousand students, including ‘new’ Year 7 students in 2016 and well over 400 students in the sixth form. The area around Market Harborough, which is an attractive and a growing market town, is increasing in its diversity and offering significant potential for the Academy to grow.

In 2016 and 2017 the Academy’s Key Stage 4 and 5 results were very pleasing and underpin the progress that has been made. The OfSTED inspection in September 2017 deemed the Academy as ‘good’. This, together with other progress being made, is the foundation of the Academy’s journey to being ‘outstanding’. The Academy also enjoys a very positive reputation in its community and particularly for its considerable extra-curricular offer in many areas, most notably in art, music and sport.

If you join us, you will benefit from:

  • Working in a Trust with structured professional development opportunities
  • A real chance to develop in a forward thinking, highly successful academy
  • Developing yourself in our ‘can do’ culture and positive ‘want to’ climate

Staff Wellbeing

We actively place staff wellbeing at the centre of everything we do.  Our staff are our single biggest asset, and the success of our students depends on them.  So we take care of and invest in them properly.

A few of the things we offer are:

  • A supportive, open and approachable management team
  • Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other

We really value our staff and will do whatever we can to meaningfully demonstrate that

Staff Incentives

  • Free tea, coffee
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Weekly yoga class
  • Weekly running group
  • Employee Assist Programme
  • On-site parking for staff
  • The Academy participates in the childcare voucher scheme

Informal visits and conversations about the post are most welcome

Shortlisting: Monday 24th May 2021 (9am)

Interviews will be held: Week commencing 24th May 2021

Application Process

Please click on the Apply Now button to download the application form.

Completed applications must be returned to Mrs Alishia Read at the Academy by 9am on the closing date  via email to aread@robertsmyth.tgacademy.org.uk.

For further details please visit https:://www.robertsmyth.tgacademy.org.uk

The recruitment process is robust in seeking to establish the commitment of candidates to support the school’s measures to safeguard children and to identify, deter or reject people who might pose a risk of harm to children or are otherwise unsuited to work with them. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced DBS check. All applications will be considered on their merit and the post will be offered subject to the usual health, criminal record and reference clearance. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting.    �t�6a1

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