Learning Support Assistant – SEN
Salary Scale APT&C 3/4 (£20,007 point 14 to £22,425 point 21)
Actual salary (£15,684 point 14 to £17,579 point 21) depending on experience
33 hours per week Term time plus 5 inset days
required as soon as possible
Stanley Park High is a flourishing and vibrant community school for students of all abilities, housed in a state of the art building with facilities that fully meet the demands of learning in the 21st Century. We retain an absolute focus on our belief that excellent relationships are vital to achieving effective learning and we are a Lead School for Human Scale Education.
The School was awarded ‘Secondary School of the Year’ by the TES in 2016 and in November 2015 we received Ofsted recognition for our commitment to a student-centred school, with inspectors grading our school 'good' with personal development, behaviour and welfare of students rated ‘outstanding’. The report described us as "innovative and imaginative where pupils are very successfully prepared for their future lives." Inspectors also noted that "practically all students respond to the school’s motto of ‘Igniting a Passion for Learning’. This is done by blending positive relationships, in small class sizes, with an exciting curriculum.
The SEN team are a large, busy and supportive team of learning support assistants committed to providing the best quality support for students with special educational needs. In this post you will work with individuals and small groups to provide high quality learning support to students. Relevant paid experience of working with young people and excellent communication skills are essential.
The school provides very well regarded professional development opportunities for all staff. In particular you will receive training in key areas of special needs support.
Do you have:
- Experience of and passion for working with children and young adults
- The ability to form excellent professional relationships
- Excellent communication, numeracy literacy skills
Are you able to:
- Be an effective team player
- Work on your own initiative
- Be adaptable
Hours: The normal hours of duty will be 33 hours per week; typically the working pattern will be similar to below, with a 40 minute unpaid lunch break each day:
Monday 08:15 – 15:30
Tuesday 08:15 – 15:30
Wednesday 08:15 – 15:30
Thursday 08:15 – 15:35
Friday 08:15 – 15:30
(It may be necessary to vary this pattern on certain occasions during the year).
Probationary Period: New employees to the school will be required to satisfactorily complete a six-month probationary period of service.
If you are interested in applying for this role, please visit our website for information and application documents. Our preferred method of application is by email.
Stanley Park High is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced checks carried out by the Disclosure and Barring Service.