Learning Support Assistant - SEN, Richmond upon Thames

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Richmond Park AcademyRichmond upon Thames
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Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,781 - £17,772 per annum, £14,061 - £14,891 pro rata
Contract term: Permanent

37 hours per week, 38 weeks per year + 1 week INSET

Richmond Park Academy (RPA), is part of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET) and is situated in East Sheen, close to Richmond Park. Richmond Park is the largest of the capital’s eight Royal Parks and the biggest enclosed space in London. Richmond, Kingston and the West End are all between 15 and 30 minutes journey from the school and our proximity to central London means that students can benefit enormously from the vast range of social, cultural, sporting and academic opportunities that we are able to access.

Our student body is diverse, exciting and talented – and the same is true of our staff. We put huge emphasis on professional development, must of it in-house, and are proud of the high number of good and outstanding teachers who work in our school. We are also noted for our ‘can do’ attitude. We are keen, always, to encourage new and/or young staff to make their mark as soon as they are ready.

The school completed a £10m rebuild and refurbishment programme, including the introduction of a 6th form in 2014. Our 2012 Ofsted reported that we were a ‘good’ school in all categories. The inspector wrote: “Leaders and managers share a commitment to drive up standards, provide a broad and sturdy foundation for students’ future well-being and establish the academy as the school of choice within its locality”.

The Learning and Achievement Faculty supports the teaching and learning of all pupils, but particularly those with special educational needs. Ideally the newly appointed member of staff will have the expertise from previously working with Social, Emotional and Mental Health SEN students. An ability to establish a positive relationship with students is imperative in order to support the development of basic skills and to maximise their teaching and learning.

You will also be an excellent administrator, being able to work on your own initiative, in order to prepare well for the students, as well as being part of a team. You will be a committed and hardworking team player who will support the pupils, staff and parents in continuing to raise the profile and ongoing success of the department and, more widely, the Academy.

You will have the ability to liaise and work closely in small groups or on a one to one basis in order to assist students in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice as well the Academy policies and procedures.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them. In each of our academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes. You will also be entitled to the following benefits: a health cash plan, vehicle affinity scheme, childcare vouchers and Westfield rewards.

This position is required to commence as soon as possible

Interviews are scheduled to take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

Closing date: Sunday 17 September 2017.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV's. For further information on this position and to make an application please visit: https://www.hirewire.co.uk/SG/1058184/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=77784  

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements. Please visit our website http://www.academiesenterprisetrust.org/our-teaching-school/our-school-direct-teacher-training-vacancies for further details.

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