Learning Support Assistant, West Sussex

Closing date:

Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary SchoolWest Sussex

Date posted:
Start date: as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £18,795 – £19,171 + Crawley Fringe Allowance (pro-rata)
Contract term: Permanent

Role:  Learning Support Assistant

Pay Range: WSCC Grade 4 Points 5 to 6

Salary: £18,795 – £19,171 + Crawley Fringe Allowance (pro-rata) 

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week TTO + INSET days

Contract Type: Permanent

Required:  to start as soon as possible

Closes: Friday 20th September 2019

Interview Date: Friday 27th September 2019

As part of the further development of the pastoral operation of the school we have a vacancy within our Learning Support Team and we are looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join us as soon as possible.

We are particularly interested to hear from enthusiastic and dedicated LSAs who have experience supporting students that may have challenging behaviour, either as part of small groups or on a one to one basis. The successful candidate will need to be able to support students alongside other members of staff, activities being set by the teacher and SENDCo. 

We are happy to receive applications from candidates considering a career in teaching and looking to build experience in a secondary school setting prior to their application for PGCE.

Further duties include supporting students through encouragement and motivation, liaising with teachers as to progress and general feedback and ensuring that the ethos of the school is promoted to allow the integration of all students. Applicants should be enthusiastic and dedicated in supporting students with general or specific learning difficulties and/or medical/care needs.

The successful applicant will be expected to work flexibly within the Learning Support Team, and be role models in terms of conduct, dress and professionalism. The ability to treat colleagues and students with respect and in line with our Mission and Vision is essential

Applicants should evidence how they meet the requirements of the Job Description and Person Specification and must be willing to undertake all relevant training required to meet the various needs of our students.

This is an excellent Church of England Voluntary Aided 11-18 mixed Comprehensive School where we pride ourselves in the pastoral care and development of all students. We have a clear vision of how to further improve standards, and so this is an unmissable opportunity for candidates wishing to make a difference and to provide innovative ideas to achieve this goal.

The preferred method of communication in connection with this vacancy is by email. This is how invitations to interview will be sent. Please ensure that you check your emails and junk or spam folders on a regular basis. 

Application forms and details about the post are attached. Please visit the school website for additional information. (http://www.holytrinitycrawley.org.uk). All enquiries and completed applications should be sent to HR (hr@holytrinitycrawley.org.uk) by the closing date.

NB: The closing date and interview date is a guide only. We intend to review applications as they are received and call those shortlisted for immediate interview.  An early application is advised, as once we have appointed, we will close the recruitment process.

The Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we cooperate with other agencies and initiatives at local and national level. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Any successful job applicant will be required to undertake a Disclosure & Barring service check (formerly known as Criminal Records Bureau check) at an enhanced level, in line with all schools across West Sussex. Disclosures include details of cautions, reprimands or final warning as well as convictions, spent or unspent.

More about Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Voluntary Aided
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Buckswood Drive, Gossops Green, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 8JE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1293 423690
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Welcome to the Holy Trinity Church of England Secondary School. We are a Voluntary Aided Church school with a rich history and a reputation for excellence.  

The school was opened in 1969 by the Queen and is believed to be the first purpose buil...