Learning Support Assistant

NJC Grade 4 SCP 5-6 £19,312-£19,698 FTE Actual Salary £14,749 - £15,044
07 Jan 2022
03 Feb 2022
Becky Pendlebury
Contract Type
Working Pattern
Term time

Start Date – 31st January 2022 or as soon as possible

Post – Learning Support Assistant (KS2) PERMANENT  

Location – Silkmore Primary Academy, Exeter Street, Stafford, ST17 4EG

Employer - Reach2 Academy Trust

Salary - NJC Grade 4 SCP 5-6 £19,312-£19,698 FTE Actual Salary  £14,749 - £15,044

Working Pattern  - Monday – Friday 8.30-3.30 (attend hourly staff meeting fortnightly) 33 hours Term time only plus inset days

Silkmore Primary Academy is an outstanding one-form entry school located in Stafford.  We have 245 pupils on roll and cater for 2 -11 years children only.  At Silkmore we believe that children should learn through discovery and be fully immersed in their learning.  The creative, connected curriculum engages our children and takes them on an exciting learning journey that equips them with life skills and develops their learning attitudes. 

We are part of the REAch2 Academy Trust family and foster close links with other schools throughout the Trust aiming to share resources, facilities and expertise to ensure the best teaching and learning possible.

Potential candidates should have an NVQ Level 2 (or equivalent) in a relevant childcare qualification.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be enthusiastic, highly motivated, enjoy working with children and be passionate about making a positive difference to children’s lives
  • Be creative and committed to making learning interesting and fun
  • Inspire trust, instil confidence and embrace challenges, in order to raise pupil expectation and attainment
  • To organise and deliver supporting sessions for children on a one-to-one basis
  • Be able to work as part of a successful, hardworking, dedicated team

Candidates should also:

  • Have a flexible approach to working
  • Have experience of working in Key Stage 2
  • Works well within a team
  • Displays initiative and ability to work independently
  • Is enthusiastic and dynamic
  • Be reliable with a sense of commitment
  • Have a calm and patient manner
  • Ability to adapt activities to engage an interest
  • Use praise, commentary and assistance to encourage the pupil to concentrate and stay on task
  • Liaising with the class teacher and SENCO about individual Learning plans, contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
  • Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Helping to make appropriate resources to support the pupil
  • To establish supportive relationships with the pupil concerned
  • To promote the acceptance and inclusion of the pupil with SEN, encouraging pupils to interact with each other in an appropriate and acceptable manner
  • To support the pupil in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom
  • To provide regular feedback on the pupil’s learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted

We can offer you:

  • A strong, caring, friendly and enthusiastic staff team committed to achieving high standards
  • A strong emphasis on teamwork
  • Opportunities to grow and develop as a professional
  • The opportunity to make a positive difference to the lives and life-chances of pupils.

This is an exciting opportunity and we look forward to receiving your application.

Application deadline:  Friday 28th January 2022

School visits:  Please contact becky.pendlebury@silkmoreacademy.co.uk to arrange a tour or informal discussion 

Interviews:  TBC

Contract details: Permanent 

Start date: 31st January 2022 or as soon as possible

You will be joining the REAch2 Academy Trust, a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance.  The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike.

Silkmore Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This position is subject to an enhanced DBS Check and satisfactory written references

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