St Bede’s school has a good track record of ensuring the academic and pastoral development of all individuals. Our work with special needs and pupil premium pupils has produced one of the highest value added scores in Surrey.
Our SENDCo manages a Learning Support Team in which there are a Deputy SENDCo, and four Senior LSAs responsible for co-ordination of different interventions. They are supported by Learning Support Assistants who work in class supporting students. We are increasing the size of our Learning Support Team to meet the needs of students entering the school in September 2017.
We see it as everyone’s responsibility to identify, to plan and to make provision to meet the needs of special needs students, and to evaluate progress to ensure that these needs are met. The learning support team works to support all staff in this work, by providing guidance, by working to support identified students in the main curriculum, by assessing students, and by making specialist plans and provision.
Support staff are valued members of the school community and fill vital roles. They are respected for the expertise they bring to their area of work.
Learning Support staff are employed to work 36 hours per week for the 39 term time weeks of the academic year (including inset days). Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:10 with a half hour unpaid lunch break. There may be some scope to agree slightly reduced hours. Annual salary reflects the contractual hours and weeks per year and is calculated using a Surrey Pay formula which includes payment in respect of statutory annual leave allowances. Salary is paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.
We are currently recruiting for the following posts:
- Senior LSA for Physical disabilities
- Senior LSA for Communication and Interaction
- LSA Team Members
The Senior LSA posts are remunerated on the Surrey 6 pay scale with a starting salary of £17,585 (pro-rata to a full year salary of £20,628).
Learning Support Team Members are remunerated on the Surrey 4 pay scale with a starting salary of £14,126 (pro-rata to a full year salary of £16,571).
There is no entitlement to take leave during term time. All holidays must be taken during school breaks.