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Learning Support Assistant

Full time – Temporary for 2024 / 2025 – September 2024

 

The Windmills Junior School is seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to work within KS2 from September 2024 for the academic year. It is highly likely that this will be extended once funding has been secured. This will involve working as a LSA in the classroom, supporting individuals with greater need on a one-to-one basis and intervention support (taking small groups out to do focused activities planned by the teacher). This post also requires the applicant to work as a midday meals supervisor through the lunch period and provide first aid and administer medicine to the children in their care.

We are keen to enhance our TA provision by appointing someone who can work every day, 8.45am to 3pm, although we have flexibility here. We would also be interested in hearing from applicants that wish to have a part-time position, although our preference would be full time.

We are a ‘good’ school and are immensely proud of our happy, thriving junior school where the focus is always on supporting the children to be the absolute best that they can be. Social development is given equal importance to academic success. We are ambitious for all to develop a love of learning and be skilled and ready to join KS3 when they leave us.

Having a fantastic team around the children ensures that we reach our goals. We are looking for a positive, calm, flexible individual to join us.  We see the role of Learning Support Assistants as essential to children’s learning and therefore require a passionate, skilled, and professional person to take on this key role. Good English and maths skills are essential to support our learners make progress. Recent experience in a primary school and working with children is desirable but not essential.

Salary: Grade 3 - Point 3, £14’881 FTE* (April 2023 pay figures)
(*this salary is reflective of the part time nature of this role being term time only 38 weeks + 5.8 weeks holiday pay)

Days: 5 days a week - working 8.45am to 3:00pm

The successful candidate will:

  • have a passion for working with children
  • be able to build positive relationships with children and adults alike
  • have an optimistic and positive attitude and be flexible to the demands of the job
  • be patient and able to stay calm and listen to and value the children
  • positive about working with young people with disabilities, learning and behavioural needs and working to find strategies to support these children to succeed
  • be suitably qualified for the post of Learning Support Assistant i.e. have a good literacy and numeracy skills (to GCSE level or higher)
  • have good mathematical skills that could be used to support children working up to year 6 (good understanding of tables, division, problem solving and fractions)
  • be able to work as part of a team, and
  • have the ability to maintain confidentiality

 

We encourage candidates to spend some time looking at our website – especially the page ‘Joining The Windmills’ as there is lots of information here for our new year 3 pupils and this will give you a good insight into what our school is like: https://www.windmills.w-sussex.sch.uk/welcome/joining-windmills

Job description, person specification and application forms can be downloaded from this website. 

 

In your application, please ensure you articulate why you have the right skills and experience to be a strong TA in the section provided. Explaining why you want to be a TA, how you have previously supported children to learn, what motivates you to want to support children and how you would be a positive addition to our team.

 

If you have any further questions, please ring the school and ask to speak to Miss Breen (Deputy Headteacher) or Mrs Murray (Headteacher) or email using the contact below.

 

Applications should be submitted to Mrs Greenfield (PA to Headteacher) using the email below:

 

Tel: 01273 842421                 pgreenfield@windmillsjunior.org.uk

The Windmills Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to successful references, qualification checks, health clearance and a full safeguarding check (DBS).  We are an equal opportunities employer.

Closing date: 12 midday Friday 6th September 2024    Interviews: Tuesday 10th September 2024

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