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Learning Support Assistant

Lodge Park AcademyNorthamptonshire

The David Ross Education Trust is now recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant .  This role at Lodge Park Academy could be the ideal next step in your career.

If you are ambitious, inspirational, creative, open-minded, and want to be part of our success then we want to hear from you. See what it means to be part of the David Ross Education trust from our children and parents here.

Providing our young people access to a world-class education and enrichment experiences is what drives us. Our students benefit from a wealth of opportunities to develop, learn and lead. From the classroom, to cultural visits, sports, music and arts and engaging with our local communities, the rich and varied experiences we create help fuel ambition and unlock potential. The education and experiences equips our young people with the leadership skills, team spirit, resilience and confidence to become outstanding citizens.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision, to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

About the role

The primary role of the Learning Support Assistant is to work with teachers to raise the learning and attainment of students while also promoting their independence, self-esteem and social inclusion.  Giving assistance to students so that they can access the curriculum, participate in learning and experience a sense of achievement.

Learning Support Assistants should act with honesty and integrity to uphold comparable standards to other education professionals, in order to make the education of the students their first concern. By demonstrating values and behaviours consistent with their professional role, Learning Support Assistants work with other educational professionals within a common frame work of expectations. This could require detailed and specialist knowledge in particular areas.

34.5 hours per week: Monday - Friday 8.15am to 4.00pm;  Term time only.  Permanent position.

Salary & Benefits

Scale 2 - £14,837 (Actual Salary)

Access to Local Government Pension Scheme

Who we are looking for

NVQ 3 qualified or equivalent relevant supporting teaching and learning in schools

Ability to record quantitative and qualitative data of intervention programmes in accordance with Code of Practice

Commitment to and or experience of working with children and young people

Ability to motivate and encourage children to meet their targets for learning and/or behaviour

Fully supportive of the aims and ethos of a school providing a specialist school education and committed to ensuring access to the curriculum for all children

Have high expectations of what students and staff can achieve

Able to develop and co-ordinate a sustainable strategy towards extra curriculum activities

About The David Ross Education Trust

The David Ross Education Trust (DRET) has grown to a network of 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary and grammar, and special schools. We employ over 2000 people with the primary focus of raising the standards of education for 13,000 young people. Whatever your role, you should know you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose. Our aim is to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We are incredibly lucky to be able to work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the David Ross Foundation's vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

While each academy is unique, we share common goals, aspirations, values and methods that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We operate regional hubs, whereby academies work with other schools who are part of the Trust so we can share skills and knowledge, allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

Apply now

To submit your application, please visit our website via the link.

Lodge Park Academy is committed to equality, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.