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Learning Support Assistant

Charles Read AcademyLincolnshire

Do you want to be part of a family team who are committed to working together to deliver opportunities for all in a rural setting that genuinely cherishes individuality and celebrates creativity?

About Us

The Charles Read Academy is in Corby Glen, Lincolnshire and it serves the villages between Stamford, Bourne and Grantham. In 2016, we were ranked one of the most improved secondary schools in the country in the performance tables and were proud to be judged 'good' by Ofsted in all areas in January 2017.

We have a strong sense of purpose and are fervently committed to the achievement of every individual. We aim to provide a high-quality education in a safe, happy, caring and focused environment. We encourage all students to embody our values of confidence, resilience, ambition, courage, respect and aspiration. We are intent on developing a love of learning amongst our students, offering them a broad and balanced curriculum, enhanced by a range of enrichment activities designed to support their personal growth. We encourage all students to take responsibility for their own learning.

We are ambitious for every child, no matter what their background, prior attainment or needs. We are very proud of our community and believe we offer something genuinely different and exciting for those who join us. We are privileged to work in a stimulating and dynamic school that engenders a culture that genuinely cherishes individuality, aims to instill creativity and independence and celebrates open-minded thinking. Underpinned by our values of Confidence, Resilience, Ambition, Courage, and Aspiration we are student focused and we believe that there are no limits for outstanding learning and outstanding achievement.  We have high expectations of our students and staff, high aspirations for them and demonstrate complete belief in them all.  

We require, an enthusiastic and highly committed person who will be an excellent Learning Support assistant.

The successful candidate will:

Have English and Math's GCSE equivalent at C+ or 4+ equivalent

Have excellent organisation skills

Be able to relate well to children and adults

Be self-motivated and be able to work independently as well as working constructively as part of a team

Understand classroom roles and responsibilities

Be able to work to policies and procedures

Be able to offer professional guidance

Be able to support staff and students on aspects of the curriculum

Be able to contribute to SEN team meetings and provision for students with SEN needs across the full ability range

Have a commitment to inclusion; 

Help foster a culture of high expectations and achievement within the department; 

Have a commitment to the school’s ethos and vision

Be able to establish strong relationships with students and staff and work well in a team

Model professional standards across all areas of work.

A number of our LSAs take on additional responsibility within the school supporting our community beyond the LSA role and this opportunity is available for suitable applicants.

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 value our staff highly, and take work/life balance seriously; we realise a happy staff is an effective staff. 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. Ours is a lovely school environment to work in.

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 believe that we do something really special for our students.

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