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Learning Support Assistant : The Heartspace

Penistone Grammar School ALCBarnsley

It takes a whole team to make our school a safe and happy place for our students to learn and we are looking to recruit a proactive and innovative person to join our associate staff team, who has the enthusiasm, drive and determination to make a difference in the life of our students.

Contract: Permanent Full Time

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week, 39 weeks term time.

Salary Range: Grade 4 Points 7 – 11 (£20092 - £21748 per annum)

Actual salary: £16173 - £17506 per annum

Start Date: ASAP

Penistone Grammar School has a vacancy for a permanent, Learning Support Assistant with the enthusiasm and drive to join this specialist and innovative department and contribute to its ongoing success.

You will be a Learning Support Assistant who has the determination and enthusiasm to make a difference in the life of each and every student you work with.  You will share our vision and will have the ability to inspire our young people to achieve more than they believe is possible.

The Heartspace at Penistone Grammar School is a warm and welcoming space that aims to provide a very bespoke provision for students who have an EHCP with very specific needs, including Social, Emotional Mental Health needs, Communication and Interaction difficulties, Learning and Cognition needs and/or Physical and Sensory requirements. Students who access the Heartspace have bespoke and personalised timetables which enables them to access a range of mainstream lessons that are supplemented with tailored lessons delivered in Heartspace by specialist teachers and a team of HLTAs and LSAs.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with students with a variety of needs and will be excited at the opportunity of developing their career. We are particularly excited to hear from candidates with experience of working in both primary and/or secondary school settings, or candidates who are ready for this next step on their career path.

Our school culture is built around our 5 Core Values: Aim High, Be Brave, Be Determined, Be Proud and Be Supportive.  We are also extremely proud of our Values Driven approach. We are a vibrant, oversubscribed 11 to 18 comprehensive school with excellent GCSE results across all subjects and are recognised as one of the highest performing schools in the region in terms of Key Stage 4 outcomes. Our A level results and destinations are equally impressive, with the school placed in the top 10% in the country for the last 3 years, and over 95% of students gaining entrance to their preferred choice of university in 2020.

We are committed to professional development for all staff, regardless of role.  We have an innovative staff development programme, which truly empowers teachers to take control of their own professional development through a supportive peer-coaching model.  Regardless of what point you are at in your career and whatever your aspirations may be, Penistone Grammar School can support you to achieve them.

As a school, we pride ourselves on innovative practice, consistently high standards of teaching and learning, and a commitment to the success of all students, both academically and pastorally. If you share our vision, we want you to be part of our team.

For an application form and pack please contact our Recruitment Partner, Paula Read at Hays Education on 07966403947 or paula.read@hays.com Further information about Penistone Grammar School can be found on www.hays.co.uk/jobs/penistone-grammar-school or https://penistone-gs.uk/current-vacancies

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is Monday 19th April at 9am.

Penistone Grammar 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 candidate will be required to complete a DBS form in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997.

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