Learning Support Assistant, Newham

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Lister Community SchoolNewham

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Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Scale 3
Contract term: Permanent

An exceptional school: Our vision is a world class education for young people in Newham. Lister is an 11-16 comprehensive school at the heart of its community.  Recognised as one of the most improved schools in the country (DfE, January 2014) this is reflected in our sustained drive to become an Outstanding school with our Progress 8 at +0.27 and our Progress 8 for disadvantaged students in the top 20% of all schools nationally.  

In our December 2018 Ofsted the inspectors found that the school has maintained the good quality of education and  ‘made strong progress in many aspects of the school’s provision‘ since our last inspection in September 2013. Our many strengths are highlighted, including how students are ‘courteous and articulate’ and ‘say they enjoy school and value the wide range of opportunities they are given’. We are very proud that the report recognises our high aspirations, the hard work and good behaviour of our students, and the dedication and commitment of our staff.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  This appointment will be conditional on successful pre-employment and enhanced DBS checks.  

Required for September 2019 – subject to completion of recruitment checks.


LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT

36 hours per week, term time plus 4 weeks

Hours:  8.00am – 3:30pm (Monday – Friday)

GLPC. Scale 3 - £20,536 (actual pro rata’d salary per annum)


We are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to work with students and staff to maximise the learning opportunities for all students, especially those with special educational needs and complex needs. The successful applicant will have experience or interest in working with students with a range of abilities.  

You will also have good communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to work flexibly and co-operatively in a team context.  Appropriate and accurate use of English in written and oral communications and good organisational skills are also required.  A commitment to working in a multi-cultural setting and with students from diverse backgrounds.

If you think you have the potential to work as an outstanding Learning Support Assistant  then an application form can be downloaded directly from our school’s website at:  http://www.lister.newham.sch.uk/vacancies/  or by contacting Jackie Young (HR Manager) on 020 8471 3311.  

Completed applications must be returned to the school at the above address, or by email to: jobs@lister.newham.sch.uk

Applications are required by:  12.00 midday on Friday, 5th July 2019

Interviews:  Friday, 12th July 2019

We will acknowledge receipt of all application forms. If you do not receive acknowledgement, please do not assume that your application has been received.  Due to high volume of applicants, we will only contact those candidates who have been selected to progress to the next stage of the process.




More about Lister Community School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: St. Mary's Road, Plaistow, London, E13 9AE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 84713311
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Lister Community School is situated in Plaistow, east London, and is a specialist school in Music and Science. We are a mixed comprehensive secondary school and welcome both students and staff from a diverse multicultural background. With almost 1,35...