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Personal Learning Advocate

The Elland AcademyLeeds

The Elland Academy are looking to appoint a Personal Learning Advocate to join our Academy as soon as possible. 

Hours:  37 hours per week / Term Time only plus 10 days / Permanent 

The successful candidate will be working at The Elland Academy in South Leeds, and 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.

You will provide additional support to learners during challenging and difficult times in order that they remain engaged in learning.

You will 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.

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.

Inclusion is integral to Delta Academies Trust and we have a zero exclusion policy in our schools. Our Alternative Provision Free Schools will 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 extreme SEBD 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. Our provision will cater for 4 – 18 year olds.

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:  27 September 2021 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.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. However, it is important to note that if we receive a high volume of applications, we may limit the numbers of interviews offered to both disabled people and non-disabled people.

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