Learning Support Assistant, Luton / Dunstable

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The Chalk Hills AcademyLuton / Dunstable

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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,419 to £18,746 (£14,196 to £15,217 - prorated salary)
Contract term: Permanent

Do you have experience working with students in small groups or 1:1?

Are you passionate about supporting children to overcome any barriers in their learning?

Would you like to work in a forward thinking, £30 million state of the art Academy?

If you have answered yes to these questions, The Chalk Hills Academy would love to hear from you!

The Chalk Hills Academy are seeking to appoint dedicated, hardworking and passionate Learning Support Assistants to join our special educational needs team! We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and committed to supporting the teaching and learning of our students, and help them to succeed. We are looking to recruit people who have the right attitude and will represent our positive ‘can do’ ethos that runs through our Academy. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have excellent literacy and numeracy skills (minimum of Grade C in GCSE’s or equivalent)
  • Be able to take part in training and liaise with a wide range of people including teachers, parents, carers, students and pastoral team
  • Be able to listen to the direction of the class teacher, follow agreed lesson plans and use support strategies appropriate to the needs of students. 
  • Be able to prepare, maintain and deploy appropriate learning aids, materials and equipment.
  • Be able to contribute significantly to the planning of teaching and learning for the whole class and/or individual students 
  • Be able to contribute to the care, health and welfare of students in accordance with the school’s health and safety and related policies

Job Specifics:

  • Salary: £17,419 to £18,746 (£14,196 to £15,217 - prorated salary)
  • Weeks: 39 weeks  
  • Hours: 35 hours a week, 8:30am to 4pm
  • Type of role: Permanent 
  • Start Date: As soon as possible

Why work for Chalk Hills Academy?

  • £30 million state of the art building with well-equipped classrooms and equipment to match the level of courses offered
  • You’ll be working in an Ofsted rated ‘Good’ School 
  • You’ll be working alongside a collaborative, forward thinking Principal and Senior Leadership Team who are here to support and develop you
  • Unparalleled CPD opportunities with free courses every Thursday catered to your developmental needs 
  • We recruit for attitude and train for skills with excellent opportunities for career progression in a successful and expanding Academy 
  • Great support for NQT’s including your own dedicated mentor, reduced teaching timetable and ‘Outstanding’ teacher programmes available
  • Freshly brewed coffee for staff on arrival to the academy every morning 
  • Employee of the month scheme winning shopping vouchers
  • Fantastic staff benefits 

Teacher Testimonial: “Having worked in London schools for over 12 years and overseas for a couple of years, I hadn’t really considered a move to Luton. There is something about the diversity of London schools, both culturally and socially that I love and I genuinely didn’t think that this would be replicated unless I working in another big city. The opportunity to work at Chalk Hills Academy came up and after looking at the website and Ofsted report, I decided to apply and have been here since January 2017. Chalk Hills Academy and The Shared Learning Trust (this is my first time working in a small academy trust) has certainly exceeded my expectations. Everything that I loved about working in London - diversity, atmosphere, forward thinking and generally wanting the best for all students is at Chalk Hills. In addition, working in a school that is part of a small multi-academy trust means that there are regular opportunities for collaborative working and partnerships. As well as the working environment, salary is always a consideration and I have been pleasantly surprised to find that there isn’t a great deal of difference between The Shared Learning Trust and an Inner London salary. I would unreservedly recommend Chalk Hills Academy, The Shared Learning Trust and Luton; have a look I am sure you will too will be pleasantly surprised!” 

Visits to the Academy are warmly welcomed, please contact Gayle Elliott, PA to the Principal on 01582 601 221. 

‘We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’. The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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More about The Chalk Hills Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Leagrave High Street, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU4 0NE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1582 601221
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Welcome to The Chalk Hills Academy, one of the four Academies under The Shared Learning Trust. 

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