Learning Support Assistant, Southend-on-Sea

Closing date:

Southchurch High SchoolSouthend-on-Sea

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £12,444 to £13,206 actual annual salary (Point 3-6 Essex Band 2)
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Our Special Educational Needs (SENDCO) Department, is integral to the ongoing success of the School, and our Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) are a vital part of the team. We are looking for  excellent LSAs to help us to empower our KS3 and KS4 SEN students to fulfill their potential.

Are you a recent graduate?  Thinking about teaching but not sure if it is for you?  Have you considered becoming a Learning Support Assistant?  You will gain practical classroom experience and the opportunity to decide if teaching is the route you want to take.  We have proven success stories of LSAs entering teacher training programmes.

The role will involve:

• Working with individuals or small groups of children in collaboration with teaching staff;

• Proactively supporting students with activities designed to enhance numeracy and literacy;

• Supporting SEN students in gaining the ability to utilise IT in the classroom;

• Promoting positive behaviour, raising esteem and encouraging an aspirational culture;

• Working with SEN students to foster their development as independent learners.

In order to achieve this you will need to have:

• A good standard of education (Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);

• A commitment to high standards of achievement from students and yourself;

• Excellent organisational skills and competence in common IT applications;

• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to act on your own initiative;

• An enthusiastic, can-do attitude with a good sense of humour.

This is an exciting time to join our school.  Southchurch High School is a rapidly improving and oversubscribed secondary School.  You will become part of a positive, aspirational and fun team that values the contribution of its LSAs. 

Our ethos is focused on ensuring all of our students achieve their full potential.  The School’s focus on achievement is the same as at every Partnership Learning School.  The atmosphere is disciplined and rigorous but also happy and caring.

Training will be provided and you will be expected to participate in ongoing professional development.

This is a public facing role and the successful candidate must speak fluent English.

Closing date: 12.00 pm on Friday, 6 September, 2019 (late applications may not be considered)

Shortlisting will take place on Monday, 9 September, 2019

Interviews to take place on Thursday, 12 September, 2019

Please visit our website www.southchurchschool.com for an Applicant Pack and to download an Application Form.  Alternatively contact the School by telephone on 01702 900777 or e-mail hr@southchurchschool.com with your contact details.   Completed Application Forms should be e-mailed to hr@southchurchschool.com.  (Please note that during the period 19 August-2 September the School’s HR email account will only be accessed periodically.)  

Southchurch High School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The suitability of all prospective employees will be assessed during the recruitment process in line with this commitment.  All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, pre-employment health check questionnaire, satisfactory references and probationary period.

More about Southchurch High School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4XA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1702 900777
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