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Learning Support Assistant

Charles Read AcademyLincolnshire

The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant. This role at Charles Read Academy could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

In the trust our schools work as a team and achieve great things through these partnerships. Our subject specialists, our trust-wide intranet, a common curriculum and our online learning resources all help us share knowledge and expertise simplifying work processes allowing staff to focus on high quality teaching.  

We value our staff highly, and take work/life balance seriously; we realise a happy staff is an effective staff. The leadership of the Academy is determined to create an environment where teachers can carry out their core role of delivering excellent lessons.  We have a clear and simple behaviour policy that is easy to administer.  If action is needed beyond the basic classroom routines the pastoral and senior teams take the burden away from the teachers, conducting detentions, following up and dealing with parents on your behalf.   

In addition to this, teachers are trusted to be professionals and as such we have: 

No unannounced observations 

No lesson grading 

Meeting and INSET day time for joint team planning 

Continuing Professional Development and Support 

We aim to bring out the best in you as well as in our students and we understand the importance of quality CPD. Charles Read offers a range of development opportunities, with both internal and external providers for staff at different stages in their career.  We are responsive to staff needs supporting them with training and development so that they can deliver excellent teaching.  

Being part of the David Ross Education Trust enables us to collaborate with a range of staff from across the trust both Primary and Secondary as well as accessing CPD from HMIs and Ofsted trained staff.  We are always keen in developing all our staff in which ever career direction they wish to go. 

Ours is a warm and compassionate community where students explore their creativity and discover their passions working alongside staff who are committed to enriching the lives of their students. We really believe that we are starting to do something really special for our students.  

​​​​​​​About the role

37 hours per week - 39 weeks per year, term time only

Fixed term vacancy

Salary & Benefits

NJC 9 £20,903 FTE (actual salary) £18,278.41 

Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

NVQ Level 2 or equivalent               

Previous experience of working with children of relevant age.  

Understanding of how children learn           

Understanding of the secondary curriculum             

Experience of supporting pupils with Literacy interventions                                

Experience of supporting individual children in a classroom on a 1:1 basis.

Can use ICT effectively to enhance learning             

Use of other equipment technology – i-Pads/Chrome books               

Full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice and awareness of relevant legislation             

Working knowledge of national curriculum and other relevant learning programmes/strategies    

Understanding of principles of child development and learning processes     

Ability to self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities          

Ability to relate well to children and adults               

Work constructively as part of a team, understanding classroom roles and responsibilities and own position within these

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other. We offer high quality programmes for CPD and Leadership Development to support our practitioners to deliver high quality teaching and learning across our academies.

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To submit your application, please click on ‘apply for job’.

Charles Read Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.