Inclusion and Intervention Para-educators (Learning Support Assistant)
Scale 4 (point 18 to 21)
Actual Salary £13,172 to £16,973
32 – 37 hours’ negotiable
Full Time term time plus three additional days
Waingels are committed to supporting an inclusive education for all, built around mutual respect and kindness for every member of our school community. As such, we are always prepared to give additional help and guidance for those who need that little bit extra in order to succeed. We provide enhanced support for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Our Inclusion and Intervention Team work closely with students, parents/carers, teachers and outside agencies to ensure that all students are able to fully participate and make the most of every opportunity that is presented to them. The Inclusion and Intervention Team’s vision is that every pupil should be a responsible and positive learner who is resilient to change.
Waingels is proud to offer students ‘The Den’ which hosts a range of specialist provisions including a Learning Zone, Nurture Zone, Chill Zone (sensor room), Wellbeing Zone and Medical Zone. The Wellbeing Zone hosts our full time School Counsellor who is always available to support and guide our students. We strongly believe that alongside educational excellence, it is necessary to equip every student with the skills needed to achieve the most out of life and to thrive academically, socially and emotionally.
Waingels’ successes and achievements can be attributed to our commitment to establish and grow a Better Never Stops culture, providing a safe, inclusive and rich learning environment where students feel safe and valued, founded on respectful relationships for all. Our ethos and culture are values based. We set high standards and expect all our students and staff to be respectful, kind, resilient and proud of our school, our achievements and our community.
Our values underpin our “Waingels Ready” expectations that we have for everyone within the Waingels community. These expectations form the basis of everything we do, and everything we believe in as a school and as a community.
We are very pleased with our recent Ofsted feedback (February 2018) and how it has endorsed the achievements, improvements and direction that we are travelling in. Ofsted noted that:
- Staff feel that they are “valued as their opinions are considered when reshaping practices” and that “people have the courage to try new things and we share success”
- “Pupils behave well in lessons and have a good attitude towards learning”
As an Inclusion and Intervention Para-educator (IIP) at Waingels you will have the opportunity to work as part of a team to help support our SEND students in achieving their learning goals. The role is varied and includes work as a keyworker for vulnerable students, undertaking small group intervention, supporting a homework club and supporting students in the classroom working alongside teachers. Our IIPs also cover lessons for absent teachers and full training is given. This is therefore an ideal role for candidates who may be keen to pursue a career in teaching and see this role as an opportunity to gain valuable experience in education to then go on and train to be a teacher.
If you feel your values and ethos align with ours, this is an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for someone with energy and vision that is ambitious for themselves and the young people of the school.
Working with us offers you the opportunity to;
• Join a positive school where effort and success is celebrated
• Engage in excellent and personalised professional development opportunities
• Have the support of a dynamic leadership team to ‘take risks’ in a supportive environment
• Work flexibly with part-time/flexi-time applications encouraged
• Work towards gaining QTS as unqualified applications are considered
-you have a passion for teaching and learning and supporting students…
-you believe that better never stops…
…Waingels is the place for you to pursue and advance your career!
For an informal discussion please ring Jane Jennings on 0118 918 6048.
Download an application pack from our website www.waingels.wokingham.sch.uk
Applications should be submitted as soon as possible but no later than Wednesday 20 March 2019. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interviews arranged accordingly.
The college is committed to safeguarding, equal opportunities and to promoting the welfare of all staff and students