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Graduate Learning Support Assistant

The St Marylebone Church of England Bridge SchoolWestminster

The St Marylebone CE Bridge School is seeking to appoint outstanding graduates for a number of Learning Support Assistant positions starting in January 2022. 


Graduate LSA roles at The St Marylebone CE Bridge School offer a unique opportunity for aspiring teachers or those considering a future career in education (eg. Educational Psychology, Speech and Language) to gain invaluable practical school based experience, training and development in a Special Free School. 


ABOUT THE SCHOOL

The St Marylebone CE Bridge School was opened in September 2013 by the existing St Marylebone CE School, a mainstream secondary school rated successively ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, to provide an innovative education to students with statements for Speech, Language and Communication. Serving the local community it fulfils the need for secondary places for students with speech and language barriers.


The School aims to create an environment in which our students can achieve their maximum potential, gain independence and social awareness so that they can enjoy and participate in the world of work and adult society along with their mainstream peers. 


The School currently has 5 year groups - 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Each year group has 12 students and lessons are taught in small groups averaging 6 pupils. We aim to develop confident, independent and inquisitive learners, who will become active members of their community. 


Successful candidates will join our small, friendly and supportive team of experienced staff. The School offers excellent opportunities for CPD and our partner school, The St Marylebone CE School, offers teacher training programmes as the Lead School in the St Marylebone Teaching School Alliance, a great starting point for candidates looking to gain Qualified Teacher Status in the future. 


ABOUT THE ROLE

Working closely with our Head of SEN, Speech & Language Therapists and other experienced teaching professionals providing support and guidance, your role will be to:

  • implement personalised learning programmes with individual students / groups in or outside lessons
  • assist teachers in planning lessons and resources for a particular subject area
  • enhance the provision for students by taking responsibility for specific long-term projects or short-term learning activities
  • support teachers in monitoring pupils and assessing, recording and reporting on pupil achievement, progress and development.
  • work with small groups of students
  • work one to one with students as required


PERSON SPECIFICATION - WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

  • Excellent degree (minimum 2.1) in a relevant subject.
  • Genuine and demonstrable interest in working with young people and education.
  • Commitment to achievement for all, regardless of background or ability.
  • Excellent literacy and communication skills.
  • Ability to lend subject-specialism to the learning and development of secondary-school pupils.
  • Enthusiasm, initiative, resilience and pro-activity.
  • Willingness to learn and participate in a dynamic educational setting.
  • Ability to be a role-model to young people.


No prior teaching, educational training / qualification necessary. Full training and guidance will be provided. Experience of working with young people is desirable.  Successful candidates will be included in our structured appraisal process and wide range of training and development opportunities.


FURTHER INFORMATION

  • One year fixed-term contract, working at The St Marylebone CE Bridge School (West London). 
  • Salary: £19,024 for term-time only working (£22,608 full-time equivalent), 36 hours per week. 


HOW TO APPLY

Please fill out an application form. Application forms are available to download from the ‘Vacancies’ section of the School’s website: www.stmarylebonebridgeschool.com  Visits to the School prior to application are welcomed. To arrange a visit please contact Richard Taylor (School Manager): 020 3693 4752.  If you have any questions please do get in touch.

Completed application forms should be emailed to: r.taylor@stmarylebonebridgeschool.com 

Closing date: Friday 6th December

Interviews: Week commencing 13th December


We will be reviewing applications and inviting candidates to interview on a rolling basis so recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.  


The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults and it is our expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). 

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