Learning Support Assistant, Sutton

Closing date:

Carshalton High School for GirlsSutton
Date posted:
Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: (£17,743 – £18,718)
Contract term: Permanent

Carshalton High School for Girls

 Learning Support Assistant 

Required for September 2019

Salary Scale:   Salary Scale:  Girl’s Learning Trust Grade Range 3 (£22,377 – £23,607) per annum pro rata Actual Salary range (£17,743 – £18,718) or Grade Range 4 points 11-15 for a candidate with suitable qualifications and/or experience in EAL

Hours:             32.5 hours per week term time + 1 week (1 week = INSET Days)

Contract:         Permanent

Carshalton High School for Girls is a high achieving school, oversubscribed school judged by Ofsted in November 2017 as Good in all categories and Good overall.

Governors are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant who will undertake general learning support duties for children with Special Educational Needs but also work closely with students who have English as an Additional Language.  

Applicants must have the right skills and abilities to work with young people with Special Educational Needs but preferably also some knowledge and/or experience of EAL work.  Applicants will need to integrate within our friendly Learning Support Team as well as being able to demonstrate excellent communication skills and the ability to develop good relationships with students and staff. Candidates will preferably have an understanding of safeguarding and are willing to undertake further training.

The aim is to support students (including those with EAL) so they achieve their academic potential. Emphasis is placed on appropriate personalised strategies and interventions for each student, which will enable them to successfully manage their social and emotional development.

The successful candidate will have:

• Experience of working with or caring for children aged between 11 to 18

• Excellent interpersonal skills

• Good numeracy/literacy skills

• An ability to relate well to children and adults

• An ability to work constructively as part of a team

• An understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities

• A highly professional manner

  What we can offer you: 

• A welcoming, friendly and supportive environment

• A culture of distributed leadership

• Opportunities and encouragement to develop both personally and professionally

• A school that has wellbeing as a high priority 

To apply for this position, please complete the application form, and send it to the Headteacher’s PA Mrs Sam Willard, swillard@carshaltongirls.org.uk 

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.  

Closing Date for Applications: Noon on Wednesday 4th September  2019 

Interviews: Week Commencing 9th September 2019

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we apologise for being unable to contact unsuccessful candidates.

In line with our recruitment policy and for the protection of our students, the successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people and aim to employ a culturally diverse workforce which reflects the nature of our Trust community.




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