Featured News - 28th Sep 2021
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LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANTS
Term time only
34 hours per week x 45.6 weeks per year
Salary: Scale point 1 £17,063pa, rising to scale point 3 after appropriate experience and successful completion of training £17,682pa with the possibility of eventual promotion through our career progression scheme to a scale point 12 £20,762pa.
This is an opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of children with special educational needs and disabilities.
Learning Support Assistants (LSA) work alongside teachers and help teach skills to individual pupils. You'll be someone who likes children and young people and is willing to be responsible both for helping them learn, but also for their safety and wellbeing.
It's not always an easy job, but it offers huge job satisfaction. You'll be part of a supportive team and we'll teach you how. The Trust is noted for its staff training and professional development. There are opportunities to progress as a Teaching Assistant, Supervisory Teaching Assistant and Higher-Level Teaching Assistant through our internal progression scheme.
We are looking for candidates who are caring, have had experience of working with children and young people in either a voluntary or paid capacity. Experience of working with children with Special Educational Needs would be an advantage but is not essential as training will be provided.
Located in Walthamstow and Highams Park, Whitefield Academy Trust comprises of Whitefield School and Joseph Clarke School catering for pupils aged 3-19 with a wide range of complex needs including autism, vision, sensory and physical impairments as well as speech and communication difficulties. Working across the Trust, we harness the specialist expertise of all our teams in order to deliver an outstanding school experience which combines high standards of teaching and learning with excellent pastoral care.
Through an engaging, supportive and exciting school experience, we seek to open up the world for all our pupils and give them the skills and knowledge they need to move on to the next stage of their education and lives.
Why join Whitefield Academy Trust?
Just as we seek to give our pupils an outstanding school experience, we want every member of our team to find being part of Whitefield Academy Trust a rewarding and enjoyable experience.
Whatever their role, we are committed to supporting each team member and giving them every opportunity to progress their careers within our Trust.
As such, every member of our team benefits from our:
- Exceptional Continuous Professional Development programme;
- Strong focus on staff welfare and wellbeing;
- Engagement forums which allow all team members the chance to be heard on matters relating to the running of the Trust and our schools;
- Excellent employment package including Training and Development, interest free loans for bicycle purchase Generous Local Government Pension Scheme and Employee Assistance Programme.
Whitefield Academy Trust is uncompromising in its commitment to safeguarding children and young people.
The Trust is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit, ensuring best practice in our recruitment process is essential to our commitment.
Start Date: As soon as a Disclosure and Barring Service check has been received