Graduate Learning Support Assistant, Chobham

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Wishmore Cross AcademyChobham

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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,504 to £19,335 (actual salary)
Contract term: Permanent

37.5 hours per week 39 weeks per year 

' Are you wanting to progress as a trainee teacher or  Assistant Educational Psychologist role'

We are looking for either a  Graduate or support professional who is interested in gaining experience within a school setting or a support colleague to join us as a Learning Support Assistant. If you are interested in getting experience with a view to moving into educational psychology then we want to hear from you! 

We can offer the opportunity to progress onto a teacher training position via the Schools Direct Programme. The ideal candidate must be passionate, motivated and dedicated and be able to work in partnership with teaching and other educational support staff.  You will provide learning support for pupils, working with them both as directed by teaching staff within a structured teaching situation or on a one to one basis in accordance with academy policies and procedures. This position will require some travelling and so candidates must have a full and clean drivers licence.

The successful candidate will have a good standard of education and will have experience of working with children.  Some knowledge of specific learning difficulties and a variety of strategies to support children would be an advantage.

Wishmore Cross Academy, part of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), is a residential special school in Chobham, Surrey, for boys aged 9 to 16 years who have social, emotional and mental health difficulties. We can admit up to 80 boys and can offer up to 14 residential places (including extended days) on a flexible basis for up to 4 nights per week. 

We provide a highly effective and individual package of education, care and pastoral support to young people who may have had only negative experiences of school. A safe, caring environment supported by high levels of staffing ensures each pupil has the opportunity to make progress and achieve their full potential.  We are a good school with outstanding features and we invest, not only in our students, but also our staff by providing regular CPD opportunities.  The academy is situated within easy reach of the M25 and M3 and, although in Surrey, is very close to Berkshire and Hampshire.

All applicants are encouraged to visit the academy prior to making an application. Please contact Greg Moss at 

As  the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme and childcare vouchers.

These positions are required as soon as possible. Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: Monday 5 February 2018

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

For further information on this position and to make an application please click apply on the TES advert.

Each of the academies within the AET is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts.

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AET are currently recruiting for School Direct Placements, please visit our website for further details.

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More about Wishmore Cross Academy
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Boys
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Alpha Road, Chobham, Woking, Surrey, GU24 8NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1276 857 555
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Welcome to Wishmore Cross Academy and thank you for your interest in our Academy. Wishmore Cross Academy is based in Chobham, located close to both the M3 and M25 Motorways, in the north-west corner of Surrey.  The Academy draws pupils from a ra...