Learning Support Assistant, UTC Reading, Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5RQ

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UTC ReadingUTC Reading, Crescent Road, Reading, RG1 5RQ

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: UTC Reading Support Staff Pay Scale
Contract term: Permanent

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistants to this Outstanding and World Class University Technical College (UTC). The role is part of the planned expansion of the support staff at the UTC as we grow from our current 450 Students to 500 in September 2019 

To thrive in this role, you need to be a passionate and dedicated individual who is looking to progress in their career and develop a deeper understanding of special educational needs. We are looking for an individual who is creative in their approach to students and is driven by their success.

As a learning support assistant at UTC Reading you are more than just a teaching assistant. You are a vital member for our student’s success. You are integrated into the network of students, staff and exhaustive extracurricular activities, you are imperative to building on our world class reputation and our students’ achievements.

You will be provided with ample opportunity to pursue your chosen career path and personal development goals. You will lead on enrichment programs, support industry partners working with students and lead a team of students as a tutor. You will also have access to a suite of technical and specialist Microsoft qualifications and opportunities to support overseas trips.

The UTC opened in September 2013 in a newly refurbished building, which replicates a business environment with state-of–the-art facilities and was judged by Ofsted as Outstanding in every category in May 2015 in only its second year of operation. In December 2017, the UTC was awarded the World Class Schools Quality Mark. This is not only a relatively new school but a new approach to educating 14-19 year olds; which is possibly the most exciting change in the education landscape in decades. 

All students at UTC Reading specialise in either Engineering or Computer Science; at 14 they will also study a broad and balanced curriculum and at Post 16 the curriculum becomes more specialist with A levels in Physics, Computing, Further Computing, Computer Science, Product Design, Business, Biology and Chemistry being studied alongside their specialist BTEC Level 3 course in Engineering or Computing with a handful of globally recognised qualifications to prepare them for the workplace. At capacity we will be educating 560 students who will all have a passion for Engineering or Computer Science; it is a truly inspirational environment.

This role will provide you with:

• unparalleled professional development including access to a full suite of professional qualifications including MOS, MTA and AutoDesk

• focussed teaching - only teaching KS4 and KS5 classes

• small class sizes

• passionate students

• Exciting opportunities for career development as the UTC grows

• An opportunity to be at the forefront of STEM education

If you believe that this is an environment where you can thrive, develop and substantially contribute to an exciting future for UTC Reading then you are encouraged to explore further by contacting the Principal, Jonathan Nicholls, via jessica.bryant@utcreading.org.uk for a more detailed discussion, if required.

Completed application forms and an accompanying supporting letter should be emailed to jessica.bryant@utcreading.org.uk.

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.



More about UTC Reading
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - University Technical College (UTC)
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 14 - 19 years
Address: Crescent Road, East Reading, Berkshire, RG1 5RQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 118 9381020
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