We have fantastic opportunities for Learning Assistants to join our friendly and welcoming school.
Are you an experienced Learning Assistant? Do you have a passion to support pupils to achieve their potential? Do you have experience with SEND or ASD?
Perhaps you are looking for a change in career, and have the skills and expertise to help some of our most vulnerable learners.
If you are looking for a supportive and engaging working environment where you will be valued and developed, you will find all these things at William Morris and GLF Schools.
Please use the supporting statement on your application to really sell yourself to us and show you you meet the skills in the person specification.
We are looking for Learning Assistants, particularly with experience in SEND and ASD to join our growing team, having the flexibility to work in class whilst they are likely to support pupils on a one to one basis who have an EHCP.
This role is a term time only position + INSET days.
- To support the teacher with their responsibility for the development and exceptional education of children in schools, including children with SEND.
About William Morris School
We are immensely proud of our Outstanding grading given to us by OFSTED in September of 2018. We are more than a grade however, we are a community of wonderful children, dedicated and talented staff and supportive parents. William Morris is a bright, busy, welcoming single form entry school where there is always lots going on. We aim to provide the best possible education for our children and value academic, creative, sporting, social and personal development equally highly. We believe that children learn best when they experience enjoyable, relevant activities and where they are encouraged, supported and appropriately challenged. We aim to enable our children to become enthusiastic, independent, life-long learners by helping them to develop positive attitudes to learning.
What we are looking for
The ideal candidate will have the skills to:
- To complement the work of the teaching staff in the classroom by contributing to a range of teaching and learning activities with children on a one to one or small group basis.
- To assist with planning, preparation and development of work programmes for individuals and small groups and prepare resources to support learning activities.
- To monitor and evaluate the children's progress and report on this to the class teacher.
- To be familiar with the intervention programmes (IEP, PSP, Risk Assessments) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) of the individual and to use this knowledge to inform support.
- To maintain records of intervention: completion of daily log book, upkeep of a personal folder of pupil need, records of 1:1; and to make these available for inspection upon request by SLT
- To work collaboratively as part of a team to ensure that the well-being, social and personal development of children enhances learning opportunities and life skills.
- To deliver specified work and nurture interventions to children as determined by the SENDCo.
- To develop and uses specialist skills, in for example, literacy, numeracy or science, to contribute to learning.
- To maintain confidentiality in and outside the workplace.
- To promote high standards of behaviour and a good working ethos.
- To develop effective working relationships within the school.
- To contribute to the wellbeing of children according to our policy.
- To participate in our cycle of professional development
Thrive in a career at GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff.
Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams.
Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.
GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish.
Our offer includes:
• Continuous Professional Development
• Work life and family friendly policies
• Flexible Working• Staff Wellbeing
• Career Pathways and Talent Management
• Staff Benefits
• Community and Collaboration
• Valued Worker Scheme
School: William Morris Primary School
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: Actual Salary £13,902 (£17,900-£21,000 FTE)
Hours: 32.5 hours/week, 39 weeks per year (term time +1 week) 8.20-3.20 daily
Contract: Temporary contract is attached to SEND funding and may end if the child leaves the school
Job Expires: Monday 12th October 1pm
Interviews: TBC. Due to current climate interviews will be conducted virtually
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.