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Learning Support Assistant

Laurus Cheadle HulmeCheadle Hulme

Scale : Scale 4, £14,689 - £15,900 TTO Actual (£20,092 - £21,748 FTE)

About Us

Due to growth and expansion, we have a fantastic opportunity for a passionate and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join the team at Laurus Cheadle Hulme. You will become a key member of the Laurus Trust family, and will play a vital role in maintaining the high standards of the Trust. 

The Laurus Trust is a highly successful and growing multi-academy trust in the North West of England, with Cheadle Hulme High School (CHHS), the founder school, at its centre. Our vision is for everyone regardless of background or circumstance to be inspired, to thrive in all environments, to recognise what it takes to succeed, to set aspirational goals and to work hard to achieve them.

All our Laurus Schools are hugely oversubscribed and have a reputation, both locally and further afield, for outstanding teaching and learning through the relentless pursuit of excellence and the determination to ensure that every child succeeds. In the recent Staff Engagement Survey, over 95% of our employees stated that they would recommend working for Laurus Trust to their friends.

The Laurus Trust is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disabled or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We welcome and encourage applications from all individuals regardless of individual background or circumstance.

Main Responsibilities 

  • Support identified students within the classroom environment, within small group situations and on a one to one basis. 
  • Work with teachers to enhance student progress, whilst also promoting their independence, self-esteem and social inclusion.
  • Act as keyworker for students with SEND in order to support their progress throughout school.
  • Prepare and maintain learning resources according to the needs of students with SEND.
  • Update school focused plans for students with additional needs to profile their needs to staff.
  • Contribute to the Learning Support Development Plan.
  • Implement advice and strategies given from outside agencies on how best to support students with SEND.
  • Collaboratively work with all members of the pastoral team, to support the progress of students with SEND.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records where required for students with SEND.

Key Skills & Experience 

  • Ideally possess prior experience within a similar role. 
  • Experience of working in a school environment would be advantageous. 
  • You must have experience working with young people who are either vulnerable or have special educational needs. 
  • Sound educational background including GCSE’s in Maths and English (A*-C) or equivalent.
  • Possessing a relevant NVQ3 or equivalent qualification is desirable.
  • Having a First Aid qualification would be extremely beneficial. 

Employee Benefits

We offer a wide range of employee benefits to all of our staff in return for their commitment to our schools, and to help contribute towards improving their well-being. These can be found in the Candidate Applicant Pack.

Core Behaviours

At the Laurus Trust, it is not just about what we do but also about how we do it. Our core behaviours detailed below provide guidance on the expectations we have of our staff. It is essential that any employee joining the Trust is able to demonstrate some or all of these behaviours on a regular/daily basis:

  • Adaptable - Open to change, to be flexible
  • Courageous - Willing to speak up, offer ideas, challenge the norm
  • Hard Working - Strong work ethic, prepared to go the extra mile
  • Inclusive - Treat others fairly and equally
  • Engaged - Involved/absorbed in your work, participate at all times
  • Value - Add value to your role, your team and the Trust
  • Enquiring - Have an enquiring mind, curious, improve and find solutions
  • Motivated - Pro-active, wanting to achieve goals, willingness to try, can do attitude
  • Encouraging - Giving/offering support and confidence to others, working together
  • Navigator - Providing guidance, leading when necessary
  • Tenacious - Perseverance, never giving up, whatever it takes

Applying to the Laurus Trust

If you want to work in a highly ambitious and successful school, and have the passion and commitment to join us at an exciting time of continuous progression and growth, then we would like to hear from you. 

For more information about The Laurus Trust, or for further information relating to the role and the School you’re applying to, please download the Candidate Information Pack  or visit https://www.laurustrust.co.uk/

Please note: an application form must be completed as CV’s will not be accepted. To complete an application form please click ‘Quick Apply’.

Disability Confident Committed

The Laurus Trust is committed to Equal Opportunities for all candidates. As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, we strongly encourage applications from all persons with a known disability, and we will ensure that a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for this position will be offered an interview and given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talents and abilities. 

If you would prefer to request a manual application pack, or should you require any additional support in completing your application, please feel free to contact us on 0161 549 7000 or via e-mail at; recruitment@laurustrust.co.uk  

Closing Date: Monday 13th December 2021 at 09:00

Interview Date: Friday 17th December 2021

The Laurus Trust and its affiliated schools are committed to safeguarding and protecting the children and young people that we work with. As such, all posts are subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

We ensure that we have a range of policies and procedures in place which promote safeguarding and safer working practice across the school. This is in line with statutory guidance Keeping Children Safe in Education and The Education Act 2002, we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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