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Current Vacancies

Learning Support Assistants

We currently require 2 full time Learning Support Assistants to join our SEND team.

We require 1 permanent post to start in April 2018 and 1 temporary post to cover Maternity Leave which starts in March 2018.

Both posts are term time only, 40 weeks per year, 37 hours per week. Starting salary £15,813 pa with potential to progress to £17,503 pa (fte £17,799 to £19,706).

You will work with identified SEN students, including one-to-one support and guidance, to remove barriers to learning. You will promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, and raise aspirations to help them achieve their full potential. You will also play a key role in supporting teaching colleagues.

Essential requirements include:

  • Relevant NVQ 2 or equivalent qualifications in English and Maths.
  • Up to date knowledge and understanding of the practices and procedures within education relating to the welfare, safety and education of pupils.
  • An understanding of principles of child development and learning processes.

Experience of working with pupils of relevant age in a school setting is desirable.

For an informal discussion about this role or to arrange a visit, please contact, Melissa Relph, Assistant Principal and Director of English on 01946 820356.

West Lakes Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check with Regulated activity via the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Further details and application forms are available from our website  Closing date: 9.00 am on Monday 29th January 2018.

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