Apprentice Learning Support Assistant

St Wilfrid's Church of England AcademyBlackburn with Darwen

We are seeking to appoint Apprentice LSAs who will nurture and support our students so that they overcome their identified barriers to learning and become confident and successful learners. Ideally, you will have worked previously with children who have Special Educational Needs (SEN) and have the ability to establish positive relationships quickly in order to inspire, stretch and maximize their learning.

As an Apprentice LSA, you will support our students in various ways. On occasions this may be within a classroom, whilst at other times this could be working with students in small groups or on a 1:1 basis.

To be successful in your application, you must demonstrate that you are focused, resilient and good-humoured, have experience of working in a team and be digitally literate. It is also essential that you possess excellent communication skills and that you are a good listener and use your own initiative so that you can provide bespoke support to our students.

All successful applicants will receive training and accreditation through Nelson and Colne College. This will form part of the 30-hour working week. A Level 2 or 3 NVQ in Support Teaching and Learning will be awarded through the college to candidates who meet the programme’s success criteria.

If you were to be successful in your application, you would be joining an Academy which strives for excellence. We benefit from purpose-built accommodation with excellent facilities. All in all, it is a wonderful place to work, learn and worship. Our vision is ‘Lord Direct us to Live Life to the Full’, rooted in John 10:10. Whilst Learning, we are Inspired and develop our Values through Experiences as each member flourishes. We aim to raise aspirations, realise potential and develop well-rounded successful staff and young people.

St Wilfrid’s Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Candidates will be shortlisted against the person specification for the post.

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