Learning Support Assistant (LSA) (in main school), New Barnet, Greater London

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Jewish Community Secondary SchoolNew Barnet, Greater London

Date posted:
Start date: January 2020, or sooner by negotiation
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: New NJC scale point 4 - £21,210 pro rata (Formally NJC 13 £21,210 pro rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Starting Salary – New NJC scale point 4 - £21,210 pro rata (Formally NJC 13 £21,210 pro rata)

Hours – Full time - 34 hours per week, term time only/40 weeks per year approx. (Part time requests will not be considered)

Required from January 2020, or sooner by negotiation

Closing Date: 9am Friday 22nd November

Interviews: Wednesday 27th November, however we reserve the right to interview before the closing date.


Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes. 

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be like, be ready to think again.  Our outward-looking and pluralist Jewish ethos combines an embrace of open-minded values with a deep love of the varied riches of Jewish tradition.  The staff and leadership team includes different faiths, and none, at all levels, and the school has a culture of purposeful good humour and humanity. We are a faith school like no other.

Our Results: We have a track record of outstanding academic results and our 2019 outcomes make us the 3rd highest-performing non-selective maintained school at both GCSE and A level according to The Times.  44% of A level grades were at A*or A, with over a quarter of the cohort scoring at least two A grades. Level 3 vocational outcomes were equally strong, with 70% of grades at Distinction or better.  At GCSE, half of grades were at grade 7 or higher, and a third of the cohort achieved at least 8 GCSEs at grade 7 or better.  Our ALPS grade is 2 at both A level and GCSE, and our ‘Progress 8’ score is 0.68. 9 students gained places at Oxbridge this year, and on top of this (as is typical) students secured places for Medicine, Art, Architecture & Media at prestigious institutions.

Staff Benefits: We appoint on potential as well as experience, and we are committed to supporting staff development.  Several non-teaching colleagues have trained with us as teachers on Schools Direct and equivalent programmes, while others have benefited from financial support for MA or similar courses. Our admissions policy includes priority places for the children of all colleagues including support staff*. Our website details a huge number of wellbeing initiatives offering something for everyone. https://jcoss.org/recruitment/staff-wellbeing-at-jcoss

* (Children, Jewish and non-Jewish, of JCoSS staff who have a permanent contract of employment and have completed two years of service on the last day of the summer term of the academic year prior to application)

Our Location & Community: The school is in beautiful new £48m buildings overlooking the Green Belt.  It is easily accessible from Northern, Piccadilly and Overground rail links and buses run past the entrance.  We attract students from eloquent and supportive communities across North London and Hertfordshire. We are planning an expansion in response to over-subscription.

This Role: Are you looking for a new challenge, perhaps working with students with a range of learning needs? 

We are a successful and highly inclusive school with a dedicated, supportive and forward-thinking team of learning support assistants.

Your main duties will be to support students with their learning in lessons and to work with them individually and in small groups. We wish to appoint colleagues who:

• have excellent interpersonal and organisational skills

• are able to work effectively as part of a team

• experience of, or interest in, supporting students with a range of individual needs

• are able to work full time, 34 hours per week

The position would suit those considering a teaching career (opportunities exist, for suitable candidates, to be sponsored for teacher training in the future) wishing to gain experience in a mainstream secondary school, or seeking a longer term post working with teenagers in a supportive role in a stimulating environment.


To Apply: Please complete the JCoSS non-teaching Application Form, which can be found on the Recruitment page of our website 

Note that we do not shortlist from CV alone. 

JCoSS is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All posts are subject to satisfactory enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) clearance.   

For information, including an application pack, please click 'quick apply' or to arrange a confidential conversation, please contact Lara Samuels on recruitment@jcoss.barnet.sch.uk or 020 8344 2220  

Shortlisted candidates will be notified by email and only shortlisted candidates may receive feedback.



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Jewish
Address: Castlewood Road, New Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN4 9GE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 8344 2220
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Our Vision: JCoSS is an academic, aspirational learning community, known and respected for our pioneering spirit, our humanity and our excellent outcomes.    

Our Ethos: If you think you know what working in a Jewish school might be li...