Learning Support Assistant - Berryfields C of E Primary School & Nursery
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We are currently looking for high-calibre individuals to work in our school in Early Years and Key Stage 1.
These posts represent a unique opportunity to work closely with pupils and teachers as the main
classroom learning support assistant to help raise achievement and support pupil well-being and
engagement as well as undertaking catch-up interventions with groups of pupils.
Contract Type: Permanent
Full or Part-time: 32.5 hours p/w term-time only
Potential Start Date: April 2018
Salary: Bucks Pay Range 1B/2
The school opened in September 2013, and has had children in all year groups from Nursery to Year 6 for the first time this September. We are highly aspirational for our pupils and our distinctive, story-telling curriculum and focus on creativity enables our pupils to make very good progress.
The school forms part of an all-through academy with the Aylesbury Vale Academy (secondary school). We are a Church of England School, are sponsored jointly by the Oxford Diocese and Buckinghamshire County Council and have community facilities and a children’s centre on site. A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children is essential and we expect all our staff to share our desire to serve the people of Berryfields and to help build a community that enables our children and their families to be the very best they can.
Please visit our website: Website: http://www.theacademy.me
About the role
Our Learning Support Assistants work in a variety of ways, supporting teachers or working more directly with pupils on an individual or small group basis, and are highly focused on ensuring that pupils make excellent progress and achieve well.
The posts provides:
- an opportunity to work alongside teachers in preparing, delivering and assessing the curriculum.
- an opportunity to take independent responsibility for individual pupil’s or groups’ learning and wellbeing.
- the opportunity to work with children from a diversity of family contexts from nursery to Year 6 within
- the school and for partnership working with the adjoining secondary school and other local primary
- a commitment to professional development and potential scope for career progression as the school
- grows and within the through-academy. This includes opportunities to develop practice and skills by
- working closely with colleagues and school leaders.
- a pleasant working environment with high quality resources and well planned provision, working
- within a supportive and collaborative team.
Experience of working with children in a school or similar on a paid or voluntary basis is essential.
We want our pupils to be the best, so it is essential that the successful candidates can provide a model of communication, language and numeracy skills. These should be reflected in high expectations of themselves and others as well as in good GCSE’s or at least a relevant level 2 qualifications.
If you are a hardworking, team player with a desire to improve outcomes for all children, we would love to hear from you. You should be able to follow direction, but will also need to work with initiative and discretion. You will have high degrees of resilience and flexibility and will be able to contribute to our school’s positive ethos
The deadline for applications is Monday 26 February 2018 and interviews will take place later that week or as soon as possible thereafter.
Please contact the headteacher, Jonathan Walker for more information or to arrange a visit.
Telephone 01296 674263
Positively welcoming applications from all parts of the community.
Our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children will be reflected throughout the recruitment process and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
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