Learning Support Professional, Cambridgeshire

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Cambridge AP AcademyCambridgeshire

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent


Learning Support Professional 

TBAP Trust Benefits package includes:

· Benenden Health Care Membership

· Interest Free Season Ticket Loan Scheme

· Employers for Childcare Vouchers Scheme

Location: TBAP Cambridge AP Academy

Salary: England & Wales - Spine 22 - 30 FTE  £20,661 - £26,822 p.a. (£17 917 – £23,260) pro rated

Contract: Term Time Only – 40 Weeks

About us

TBAP Cambridge AP Academy supports up to 38 Secondary learners who have experienced difficulties with their learning and behaviour in mainstream school. The Academy takes referrals from a wide variety of secondary schools across Cambridge and the surrounding villages, predominantly focussing on Years 9-11. Learners are taught in small well-supported groups and follow a broad curriculum of English, Maths, Science, ICT, PE, Art and Food Technology. College placements in KS4 are also encouraged and further vocational opportunities take place on site. Learners receive extra support for Literacy and Numeracy delivered by a team of Learning Support Professionals. 

Learners also benefit from a weekly enrichment programme which helps them explore a healthy lifestyle and to experience outdoor pursuits and promote team-building. We work closely with families and outside agencies to give learners the skills and resilience they need to be safe, to raise their expectations of themselves as successful citizens, and to encourage them to be life-long learners.

TBAP Multi-Academy Trust includes nine Academies which have been judged as 'good' or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. We deliver high quality Alternative and SEMH Provision across four London Boroughs and Cambridgeshire. Additionally, we have a Teaching School Alliance that offers extensive CPD and research programmes at all levels

Main Purpose of the job 

To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for agreed learning activities under an agreed system of supervision, supported by direction from teaching staff and in line with TBAP policies and guidance. This may involve planning, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals/ groups or short-term for whole classes. It may also involve the monitoring of learners and assessment, recording and reporting on achievement, behavior for learning, progress and development. It will also involve the strategic support of mainstream schools with a particular focus on inclusion. 

Support for Learners and Families
• Work alongside schools, learners and families in the early identification of learners at risk from exclusion. Developing appropriate intervention packages to prevent exclusion
• Establish productive working relationships with learners and their families to provide advice, training and guidance as required in school and home settings
• Develop and implement IEPs
• Encourage learners to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all learners in activities

Support for Teachers
• Organise and manage appropriate learning environments and resources
• Monitor and evaluate learner responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies against pre-determined learning objectives
• Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on learner achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
• Record progress and achievement in lessons/activities systematically and providing evidence of range and level of progress and attainment

Strategic Support:
• Support or deliver learning activities within an agreed system of supervision, adjusting activities according to learner responses/ needs
• Deliver learning interventions as required e.g. literacy, circle of friends, anger management and circle time
• Use ICT effectively to support learning activities and develop learners’ competence and independence in its use

Support for Schools & Partner Institutions
• Comply with and assist with the development of company policies and procedures.
• Deliver out of school learning activities within TBAP guidelines
• To promote the protection and safeguarding of learners through the active implementation of relevant school policies and procedures with particular reference to: child protection policy, safe touch policy, positive behaviour policy and the staff code of conduct, and to raise any concerns relating to such procedures which may be noted during the course of duty.
• You will be required to have a valid Enhanced DBS disclosure 

If you have the skills and experiences required for this job and share our vision and our values of Compassion, Resilience, and Innovation, please download and complete the application pack found on our website http://www.tbap.org.uk/vacancies/index.php

Closing date: Friday 18th August 2017

Interview dates: Thursday 24th August 2017 

Keywords: Learning Support, Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant, Teaching, Teacher, Education

Job location

More about Cambridge AP Academy
Type: Alternative Provision
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 5 - 16 years
Address: Ascham Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB4 2BD, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 203 108 0335
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TBAP Cambridge AP Academy supports up to 38 Secondary learners who have experienced difficulties with their learning and behaviour in mainstream school. The Academy takes referrals from a wide variety of secondary schools across Cambridge and the sur...