Learning Support Assistant for ASCEND, Thurrock

Closing date:Expiring soon

Ormiston Park AcademyThurrock

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,932MPS for LSA's.
Contract term: Permanent

Learning Support Assistant


Start Date: Monday 6th January 2020

Salary: starting salary £16,932

Hours: Monday – Friday 08:00-15:00/ 32.5 hours per week. 

Location: Aveley, Essex

Contract Type: Term Time, Permanent. 


ASCEND is a centre for students who have specific Social, Emotional and Mental health difficulties. The centre caters for students ranging from years 7-11 and there is a high ratio of staff to students compared with mainstream schools. The high ratio allows for very small teaching groups and a percentage of one to one sessions where necessary. At ASCEND we believe that in order to create an environment of respect, trust and cooperation we have to work as a team. This must include the staff, students, parents and visitors to the school. Our aim is to nurture students who can make a positive contribution to the wider community and are confident.  It is vital that we empower and support our student’s to make positive choices whilst at school and throughout their lives. To create an inclusive, happy, secure and stimulating learning environment, we encourage all members of the ASCEND community to grow in self-esteem, self-governance and develop their potential.


Do you…

• Have the highest aspirations for the students you work with?

• Believe all students, regardless of ability and circumstances, can be outstanding?

• Champion the importance of education in shaping the future of young people?

• Want to embark on an exciting professional journey in a rapidly improving academy?

If so, we eagerly await your application. Our vision of ‘Believe and Achieve’ underpins all aspects of academy life in our impressive, well-resourced building and you will play a vital role in providing the highest quality provision, impacting positively on outcomes for our students, ensuring aspirations become reality.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will:

• Be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with students, parents, external agencies and Local Authority.

• Motivate and encourage pupils that you work with.

• Be ready to develop knowledge of the particular needs of the child.

• Commit to furthering your own professional Development through the bespoke opportunities on offer at the Academy.

For further details or to arrange a time to visit the Academy contact Sally Spraggon, PA to the Principal and Vice Principal on 01708-865180 or sspraggon@ormistonpark.org.uk. Application forms and details are available in the information-vacancies section of the website. All applications are to be returned electronically. Ormiston Park Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Appointments will be subject to references and enhanced DBS checks.


Closing date for receipt of Applications: Wednesday 11th December 2019

Interviews will be held Friday 13th December 2019




More about Ormiston Park Academy
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Nethan Drive, Aveley, Essex, RM15 4RU, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1708 865180
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Ormiston Park Academy is a co-educational secondary school based in Aveley, Essex, for students aged 11-19.    

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