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Personal Learning Advocate, Leeds

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The Elland AcademyLeeds

Salary: Salary: Grade G Points 20 – 24 (£25,911 - £28,672 Full Time Equivalent) subject to pro rata

Contract type: Full Time

Contract term: Temporary

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Start date: January 2021

The Elland Academy are looking to appoint a Personal Learning Advocate to join our academy as soon as possible. The successful candidate will be required to liaise and work in partnership with: community academy/school, family/carer and the AP Free School to support the assessment and integration of learners with outreach and/or in reach. You will work under the direct supervision of the teaching and learning staff and SENCO to enable children and young people to access learning and therapeutic support as identified in personalised learning programmes. In addition, you will provide additional support to learners during challenging and difficult times in order that they remain engaged in learning and provide family/carer and learner support during school holiday periods to ensure health and well–being and support the engagement of learners in social activities/events.

Hours: 37 hours per week / Term Time only plus 10 days (40 weeks) / Temporary for one year in the first instance.

The Elland Academy is an Alternative Provision Free School catering for schools and academies across Leeds, Wakefield and Kirklees. At the Elland, the child is at the centre of everything we do. We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that supports the various needs of the learners that come to us. Our learning is highly personalised to match student needs and is supported by a specialist team of staff to cater for learners aged 4-19 years. Our academy is a welcoming, safe and caring environment that successfully nurtures the needs of every member of its community. We aim to support our students to feel valued and enabled to make positive choices regarding their learning and interactions with others. We are driven by our values of respect for all, high aspirations and providing positive experiences to ensure success for all our young people and to transition them into life as responsible members of society. At the Elland, we believe all students can achieve.

You will be joining an ambitious, committed and hardworking team who are relentless in their drive to make a genuine difference to and lasting impact on our young people, staff, families and the wider community. We value kindness and seek to create an academy where staff feel supported and students feel safe. If you feel you would be the right fit for this role then we would very much like to hear from you.

Inclusion is integral to Delta Academies Trust: Our Alternative Provision Free Schools widen the opportunities to succeed and achieve, for all learners who experience challenge in mainstream provision. This includes children that are subject to one off, short-term, or rare difficulties, to complex SEMH pupils and pupils on the low end of the autistic spectrum. In addition, the provision will provide additional capacity for vulnerable, disadvantaged, disaffected pupils who are not sustaining age related progress and are at risk of exclusion.

Visits to the academy would be warmly welcomed by appointment. Please contact the academy on 0113 212 7010 if you would like to arrange a visit.

For more information and to apply for this position please visit our website at

Closing date: 22nd November 2020 at 12 noon

The Trust is committed to safeguarding the welfare of its students and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service certificate and checks of the relevant barred list / prohibition lists.

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More about The Elland Academy

Type: Alternative Provision

Funding status: State - Free School

Gender: Mixed

Age Range: 3 - 19 years

Address: (Part of School Partnership Trust - SPTA), Gelderd Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 6DQ, United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 1302 379 246