Learning Support Assistant (£500 bonus)*
Sheridan School, Thetford Road, Northwold, Thetford, IP26 5LQ
Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday (term time only)
We want you to get off to the best start with us so we're giving you an extra £250 when you first start with us, and then when you are settled in in 6 months’ time we will give you an extra £250 for your hard work.
We are searching for a talented Learning Support Assistant to be a key member of our teaching team, providing standards of person-centred support and care to our young people. This is a fixed term role to cover maternity leave for up to a year.
Through your enthusiasm, creativity and caring approach, you will develop effective working relationships with students, promote learning, encourage positive interactions and build students’ resilience.
Relevant experience is desirable but not essential as a comprehensive induction, full training and support will be provided.
Duties will include:
- Ensuring the safety and welfare of students
- Promoting and celebrate diversity
- Supporting the class teacher with preparation, delivery and assessment of learning activities
- Supporting positive interactions between students
- Liaising with therapy staff and act upon guidance
- Communicating with parents, carers and professionals
- Actively contributing to the ongoing development of the school.
You will need to have a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of students, be resilient when working with students that present significant challenges but above all, be enthusiastic and optimistic about improving outcomes for students.
The successful applicant will hold a clean driving license for at least the last 3 years as there may be a requirement to take the children out on day trips from time to time. The school is also in a rural location which is not on a public transport route.
Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.
Sheridan School is a specialist education provider for students aged between 8 and 16. The school provides specialist support for students experiencing social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) difficulties, through an integrated programme of education and therapeutic support.
Students are referred to Sheridan School by local authorities, when attempts to meet their needs in mainstream schools have become problematic and a specialist setting is required. Many students have an underlying learning difficulty such as Autism, Dyslexia, ADHD, ADD, ODD and working memory difficulties. Social factors may also contribute to students’ profile and inhibit their ability to learn.
Students are provided with a broad and balanced curriculum, that emphasises practical, functional and experiential learning. Classes offer a stable and consistent approach with high staff/child ratios. Students have access to a core curriculum delivered by their class team, as well as specialist subject teachers and therapists.
What we’d like to give you:
- A competitive salary
- Enhanced disclosure cost coverage
- Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training
- Online benefits and cashback rewards
- Cycle to work scheme
- Just Drive scheme
- SMART Pension option.
*Internal candidates and candidates referred by an agency or other 3rd party will not be eligible for the joining bonus
For all roles we require a minimum of two references. References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults. Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.
From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.
Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer. Priory Education and Children's services will cover the cost of a DBS.