Learning Support Assistant, Swindon

Closing date:Expiring soon

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form CollegeSwindon

Date posted:
Contract type: Part Time
Salary: £10,449- £10,658 per annum (£18,065-18,426 FTE)
Contract term: Fixed Term

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding new challenge where you can make a difference to young people’s lives?

We currently have vacancies for Learning Support Assistants (LSA). The vacancies are open to all LSAs to join our dedicated Special Educational Needs department supporting students requiring additional help, but it would be advantageous if you have a specialty in Numeracy. The role requires patience, kindness and empathy in encouraging the most under-confident to achieve. It also requires the successful post holders to be a good role model for all students within the school.

This school has a strong academic reputation that has gone from strength to strength and shows the hard efforts of staff and students. This is an excellent opportunity to work in partnership with the teaching staff in the school and staff from other schools that make up The White Horse Federation. The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College is passionate and committed to ensuring that our curriculum is engaging and inspiring, with high levels of creativity and innovation in our teaching and learning. 

The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College is committed to ‘Inspiring learners for their future’. We are an ambitious 11-18 school that has a strong reputation with 1590 students, 185 of which are Sixth Form. The school lies just south of the M4 between junctions 15 & 16, and within easy travelling distance of Bath, Bristol and Reading. 

Our ideal candidate will be:

An excellent Learning Support Assistant who loves working with children and helping to inspire them to achieve high standards and realise their potential;

A great team player who can work successfully in collaboration with others and contribute towards the school ethos and its school improvement activities;

Someone who enjoys the challenge and can bring the vision, passion and drive to raise standards in all aspects of school life;

Be fully committed to working collaboratively with the wider school community and across the federation;

Able to make a significant contribution to the wider life of our School;

Have experience of working with children with social, emotional and mental health difficulties; and be fully aware of the key elements of nurture provision.

Able to positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children.

We can offer you:

An attractive working environment with excellent facilities and supportive families;

A committed, hardworking and supportive team;

100% focus on improving outcomes for the children in our school;

A group of children with a passion for learning.

More information about the school can be found on our website www.ridgewayschool.com/

Benefits:

We know that your role requires you to put a lot of time and effort into it and because of this we believe you should be rewarded. As a White Horse Federation employee you will have access to benefits listed below.

Some benefits are accessible by all staff irrespective of their contract type (T). Some are only eligible to permanent (P) employees following a successful probation period as noted:

Car Purchase scheme (P)

Perkz discounts (P&T)

Cashback healthcare plan (P)

Discounted gym membership scheme (P&T)

Hire purchase Cycle to Work scheme (P)

Childcare vouchers (P&T)

Free and confidential advice, information and counselling service (P&T)

Excellent Pension scheme (P&T)

Why Work With Us:

The White Horse Federation

The WHF is a Multi-Academy Trust which supports Primary, Secondary and Special schools in the south of England. At its heart is a belief that we want to develop the type of schools that we would be proud to send our own children to. We do this with a relentless drive for academic excellence blended with a shared moral purpose and shared values but also with an awful lot of fun and happiness in our schools. We genuinely believe in partnership working with our schools, the pupils and their parents and the wider community each serves to create the best possible outcomes for our children.

We also believe that our colleagues are among the finest in the country and we are proud to empower them through support, training and career opportunities. With such outstanding staff we are able to ensure every student achieves all that they are capable of and more, regardless of background, culture, heritage or ability.

The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  If successful for this position you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before appointment is confirmed.  References will be sought on shortlisted candidates before interview.



More about The Ridgeway School & Sixth Form College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Inverary Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9DJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1793 846100
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