The Laurus Trust is a growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England.
The vision of the Trust is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey 97% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends.
All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. Our founder school Cheadle Hulme High School was judged Outstanding in every single category by Ofsted in 2011 and 2015.
Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS) is the founder school of the Laurus Trust. In the 2019 Progress 8 Headline measure CHHS came in the top 3% of schools nationally with a figure of +0.75.
A training school for thirteen years and a Teaching School for a further six, CHHS is home to the Altius Alliance centre of excellence providing School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) for teachers of students aged 11-16, judged Outstanding in 2017.
If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time for learning and development as we expand and open new schools in the Trust, then we would like to hear from you.
We are currently looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant (Psychometric Testing and Intervention) to join our growing team.
Salary: Scale 6 from £20,546 - £21,803 pro rata according to mid year start
Hours: 37 hours per week, term time only
Working pattern will be 5 days a week; four days 8.00-4pm one day 8.00- 3.30pm
- To work collaboratively with Teachers and the rest of the pastoral team to appropriately identity students in need of Access Arrangements
- To conduct the appropriate psychometric tests to provide formal evidence for official Access Arrangements
- To make formal applications to the exam board by collating all of the relevant evidence
- To be the main point of contact for students with Access Arrangements and their parents to agree joint outcomes and to review progress
- To work with the Exams Officer and the SENDCO to ensure the appropriate access arrangements are in place for students during all external and internal assessments
- Guide Teachers on strategies to support students based on evidence collected from psychometric testing
- Create and update school focused plans for students with additional needs to profile their needs to staff
- Plan and deliver staff training to support an understanding of SEND and Access Arrangements
- Work with staff, students and parents/carers to ensure realistic and challenging expectations of progress, attainment and achievement is set for students with additional needs
- Prepare and maintain learning resources according to the needs of the students with additional needs
- Contribute significantly to the development of programs which support students with additional needs
- To plan and deliver small group and one to one intervention programs in literacy and numeracy to support students with additional needs
- Manage and lead extra-curricular activities and after school support groups for students with additional needs
- Work collaboratively with appropriate outside agencies to implement advice and strategies given on how to support students with additional needs
Knowledge and experience
- Experience of working with young people with additional needs either in a residential or working environment
- Experience of using a range of software and hardware devices e.g Office, Apple products, tablets etc
- Experience of working collaboratively with parents to secure better outcomes for young people
- 5 GCSE’s A*-C including English and Maths (or equivalent)
- Relevant Level 7 qualification specialist assessor/ CPT3A which meets JCW regulations
- Ability to communicate and understand the needs of a wide range of students
- Ability to plan and deliver numeracy and literacy intervention to small groups of students
- Ability to modify resources to meet the needs of the students
- Ability to work with teaching staff
- Awareness of current developments in education
- ICT software and hardware knowledge and understanding
This is an important appointment for Cheadle Hulme High School as you will contribute to a team that provides a high quality service, delivering a positive operational and educational experience for all stakeholders.
In return for your commitment, we also offer:
- Competitive salary
- Pension scheme with employer contributions
- Excellent employee benefits
- Flexible working
- State of the art school facilities
Please base your evidence on the knowledge and experience on the attached Job Description
Any candidate who has a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010, is required to inform us, in order to ensure that ‘reasonable adjustments’ can be made.
To apply, complete the application form below by clicking on the ‘quick apply’ button (CVs are not accepted).
Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 30th March 2020
Interviews to be held: 3rd April 2020
The Laurus Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.