Learning Support Assistant, North Tyneside

Closing date:

Burnside Business & Enterprise CollegeNorth Tyneside

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,408 - £17,071
Contract term: Fixed Term

Post: Teaching Assistant Supporting & Delivering Learning

Grade: £16,408 - £17,071

Contract type: 193 days (37 hpw)

Start Date: ASAP, Full time, temporary to 31 August 2020

In consideration of the school’s drive for improved teaching and learning and the dynamic nature of support required for an ever changing school cohort, we would like to appoint a highly effective learning support assistant.

Applicants will be highly motivated and have a passion to ensure that our learners achieve the very best that they can at all times.  The purpose of the role will be to uphold the core standards of pride, respect and achievement with all learners and to ensure that those requiring specialist provision receive the highest standard of bespoke support.  Specifically, the successful candidates will:

  • Establish productive working relationships with pupils, acting as a role model, promoting challenge and active participation in learning
  • Be committed to supporting all learners with Social and Emotional issues to restore participation and learning
  • Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance and collaborative work
  • Develop specialist knowledge of both the curriculum and learners’ bespoke needs to work with teaching staff and ensure maximum progress
  • Record progress and achievement in lessons and provide evidence of level of progress and attainment that can be shared with all stakeholders
  • Work within an established discipline policy to anticipate and manage behaviour constructively, promoting self control and independence
  • Be committed to continuous professional development and contribute knowledge and expertise in departmental and whole school training
  • Be confident to develop, monitor and contribute to learning passports ensuring effective dissemination.
  • Deliver out of school learning activities within guidelines established by the school
  • Have a high level of Literacy and Numeracy  and show confidence in support of school strategies that address underperformance e.g. bridging the gap for students not considered secondary ready

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To apply for this post please complete an application form and submit an accompanying letter (no more than two sides of A4). Your letter should outline how your skills, experience and core values make you a suitable candidate for the post.  Completed applications should be returned to:

Mrs T Preston, Main Reception, Burnside Business and Enterprise College, St. Peter’s Road, Wallsend, NE28 7LQ or electronically to t.preston@burnsidecollege.org.uk

Burnside is committed to safeguarding and all offers of employment are subject to satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Telephone: 0191 2598500

Closing Date: 9am Friday 24th May 2019

Interview Date:  Week Commencing Monday 3rd June 2019

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More about Burnside Business & Enterprise College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: St. Peter's Road, Wallsend, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE28 7LQ, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 191 259 8500
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