St Bede’s school has a good track record of ensuring the academic and pastoral development of all individuals. Our work with special needs and pupil premium pupils has produced one of the highest value added scores in Surrey.
Our SENDCo manages a Learning Support Team in which there are a Deputy SENDCo, and three Senior LSAs responsible for co-ordination of different interventions. They are supported by Learning Support Assistants who work in class supporting students.
We see it as everyone’s responsibility to identify, to plan and to make provision to meet the needs of special needs students, and to evaluate progress to ensure that these needs are met. The learning support team works to support all staff in this work, by providing guidance, by working to support identified students in the main curriculum, by assessing students, and by making specialist plans and provision.
Support staff are valued members of the school community and fill vital roles. They are respected for the expertise they bring to their area of work. St Bede’s supports the professional development of it’s staff and, for the right candidate, may be able to support an apprenticeship qualification in an education related field.
Full time Learning Support staff are employed to work 36 hours per week for the 39 term time weeks of the academic year (including inset days). Normal working hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 to 16:10 with a half hour unpaid lunch break. We are also willing to consider applications from people who wish to work 2, 3 or 4 days per week. Annual salary reflects the contractual hours and weeks per year and is calculated using a Surrey Pay formula which includes payment in respect of statutory annual leave allowances. Salary is paid in 12 equal monthly instalments.