SEND Support Assistant, Lancashire

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The Olive School, PrestonLancashire

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: GBP £18,065 - £18,426 pro rata ( £18,065.00 - £18,426.00 FTE per annum (pro-rata £12,020.00 to £12,260.00 per annum))
Contract term: Fixed Term

Do you have the drive, passion and commitment to deliver outstanding support to help young people in a disadvantaged community? If so, joining the Star support team might just be the best career move you ever make. This is your opportunity to join a dedicated team of support staff who are committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils.

About The Olive School, Preston

The Olive School, Preston is a Muslim faith-based, primary school for 4 to 11 year olds, which welcomes pupils from all faiths and none. We opened in 2016 and, like all Star schools, we have a leadership specialism.

We have an exemplary reputation for excellence in every aspect of school life. We provide a knowledge-based academic curriculum alongside a rich and diverse leadership programme that grows character and inspires charitable and social action. Our pursuit of educational excellence is based upon our fundamental belief that every pupil has the capacity to become a successful and inspirational leader. 

Who we’re looking for

We’re looking for a dedicated individual to provide tailored SEND Support Assistant support to our pupils.  You will be committed to making a positive difference to young people’s lives and in supporting and developing their learning.  Your intervention will help enable an outstanding learning environment for our young people, providing the support they need to succeed.

The successful candidate will be a committed team player with excellent organisational and technical skills.  You will have the ability to effectively support learning and teaching, and to develop relationships across our school and the Star community.

You will have:

•NVQ Level 3 Teaching Assistant or equivalent 

•GCSE in English and Maths at grades ‘C’ and above

•Experience of working with children with SEND.

•Contributing to development, monitoring and review of IEPs.

•Ability to maintain positive relationships with students and other adults. 

About Star Academies

Star Academies is a high-performing multi-academy trust that runs more than 20 primary and secondary schools. We are a values-based organisation that works to improve the life chances of young people in areas of social and economic deprivation to help them succeed at the highest levels of education, employment and the professions. Every single day you’ll be rewarded with the opportunity to shape a young person’s future - our STAR values embody what we believe is needed to succeed.

Professional development is key to our ongoing success, so we continually invest in our employees through our learning and development centre, Star Institute. With a wealth of training, mentoring and progression opportunities across a growing group of academies, joining our team of leading education experts could propel your career to the next level. 

We can also offer you a range of rewards and benefits, including competitive salaries and pension schemes, generous holiday entitlements and healthcare cash plans.

Find out more 

Please download the job description and person specification below for further information about the role.  For an informal and confidential discussion about the role please call us on 01772 926 100.

Key Dates

Closing Date: Sunday 29 March 2020 at midnight

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Proposed Start Date: 01 September 2020

Our Commitment

Star Academies is committed to safeguarding, safer recruitment and promoting the welfare of pupils. Our comprehensive recruitment and selection processes aim to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants. Successful candidates are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks.

We are equally committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity. We aim for our workforce to be representative of society and that each employee feels respected and able to give their best. We are committed to providing equality and fairness in our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds. We oppose all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.




More about The Olive School, Preston
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 11 years
Address: London House, Primrose Hill, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 4BX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1772 926 100
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