LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT
Grade 3, Point 4 (£23,114 per annum approx whole year) Actual salary £7,887 per annum approx. depending on years’ service
Fixed term (linked to transition funding) from January 2024 until 31st May 2024 in the first instance
15 hrs per week (Monday – Friday 9.00 am – 12 noon) Term Time only (38 pupil weeks. Additional time may be required on INSET days for training which will receive an additional payment)
Ridgeway Primary Academy has an excellent reputation and provides a lively and creative environment in which to work. We gained ‘Good’ in our most recent Ofsted inspection and we are a founding member of Primitas Learning Partnership, a new Multi Academy Trust which seeks to make a positive difference in the local community.
Ridgeway Primary Academy is looking for a Learning Support Assistant to support two young children within our Early Years classes (2-4 years) with physical and communication needs.
One child has cerebral palsy and is non-mobile and requires physio exercises. The other has language and communication needs and is non-verbal.
These boys have recently joined our setting and are in receipt of transition funding and are awaiting an EHCP application.
The post will be until 31st May 2024 in the first instance although we would anticipate further funding will be in place by this time.
The successful candidate will:
- Hold an NVQ L2 or L3 qualification or equivalent;
- Have some experience of working with children;
- Working with children with physical or communication needs would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be given.
We invite applications from colleagues who can engage and work collaboratively with colleagues.
Ridgeway Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. As such this post is subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check, references and online searches. You will also be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK, evidence of your qualifications and suitable references.
CLOSING DATE: Friday 8th December 2023 9.00 am
INTERVIEW DATE: W/C 11th December 2023
To apply for a post, please complete the application form and equality and diversity monitoring form and return to Mrs Debbie Westwood, either by post or email firstname.lastname@example.org. CVs will not be accepted.
If you would like any further information regarding the Academy, please visit our website at www.ridgeway.staffs.sch.uk
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to a ‘disclosure’ check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Further details regarding this check are available from schools or by visiting www.gov.uk/government/organisations/disclosure-and-barring-service
To comply with Asylum and Immigration legislation you will be required (if appointed) to provide one or more documents from the Immigration Act 2006 - List A and B. You must provide proof of current and valid permission to be in the United Kingdom and valid permission to do the type of work offered. Further information is available at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/acceptable-right-to-work-documents-an-employers-guide