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Teaching Support Assistant

Laureate AcademyHertfordshire

ACADEMY TRUST AND SCHOOL

Laureate Academy is a dynamic and ambitious school. We are determined to provide an exceptional standard of education to our students – one that is the equal of the very best schools in the country. We deliver a knowledge-rich curriculum, in collaboration with our Curriculum Centre.

We have the very highest aspirations for all of our students, both academically and in their wider lives. The conduct of our students is excellent, supported by a firm but fair behaviour policy which all staff apply consistently. This exemplary behaviour means that teachers are free to teach the subject that they love in the way that they want.

We are proud to be part of Future Academies, an ambitious family of schools based in London and Hertfordshire.

THE ROLE 

The Inclusion Department aims to provide outstanding support to students across the academy, with the aim that students with SEND at Laureate Academy make progress significantly above the national average. A diverse team of professionals provide support for students with cognitive needs, communication needs, sensory and physical needs, and emotional, social and mental health needs.

The lessons-first policy within the academy, as well as a commitment to inclusive practice, means that the majority of the work of the Department takes place within students’ normal timetabled day. Staff within the Department take their support to students’ classrooms, limiting the need for withdrawal where possible. Students with SEND are involved in all areas of academy life. Support is also available for students with social or emotional barriers to learning.

A member of the team would be expected to demonstrate a passion for education within one or two particular subject areas, and the ability to give high-quality support across the key stages and range of abilities. They would also need to work with a positive approach towards our targets and developmental priorities.

Please find attached more information about the role and a full job description.

OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

You will:

  • have excellent academic qualifications;
  • be willing to develop their understanding of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities;
  • have excellent communication skills;
  • be willing to advocate for students who require bespoke teaching and learning approaches;
  • be organised, energetic and self-directed;
  • be committed to the wider school life and willing to engage in a range of extra-curricular activities;
  • safeguard and promote the welfare of children.

In return, we can offer you:

  • A supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment to work in.
  • The opportunity to work within an innovative and ambitious family of schools.
  • The opportunity to work with enthusiastic, well-behaved and hardworking pupils.
  • Access to our employee benefits platform – Perkbox
  • Access to the government backed Cycle to Work Scheme
  • An area well served by public transport and free on-site car park Free use of our on-site gym.
  • Competitive salary and generous holiday entitlements
  • Key benefits including pension scheme and season ticket loan

THE BENEFITS  

  • The chance to make a difference to children’s and young people’s lives. Future Academies is of the belief that all children have the right to enriching education through a knowledge-rich and child-centric approach: our teachers can therefore make a dramatic impact on the lives of these children.  
  • Fast career progression. Because knowledge and intelligence, rather than length of service, are lauded and rewarded at Future Academies, teachers and support staff can quickly take up great responsibility, adding to their already exceptional experience and knowledge, joining the SLT or writing for the Trust’s Curriculum Centre, where our in-house textbooks are produced.  
  • Excellent CPD. The Trust is knowledge-centric and encourages CPD at all levels with excellent opportunities for swift career progression, within the Academy and Trust. This includes Leadership Development opportunities.  
  • Knowledge-rich staff team. You will be working with a supportive leadership team, cohesive staff body, and very purposeful environment with excellent resources. Being part of a Trust of schools enables you to share knowledge across a wider range of educational professionals.

HOW TO APPLY

If you are interested in applying for the post of Teaching Support Assistant at Laureate Academy, please click on the Apply button to complete an online application form. 

Closing date: 7 December 2021

Please note that Future Academies reserves the right to shortlist, interview and appoint before the closing date if a suitable candidate applies for the post.

We look forward to receiving your application. 

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