Learning Support Assistant
Salary: TSAT Grade C £17,632 - £19,769 (£13,112 - £14,701 for hours and weeks stated)
Start Date: ASAP
Contract: Permanent - Term-Time + 5 Days
32.5hrs per week
Interview Date: TBC
We require a Learning Support Assistant to join Goodwin Academy to provide support in learning Key Stage 3 and 4 students
The post holder will be required to work with students across our Academy to ensure that all students’ needs do not become a barrier to learning and making progress. This support will be in-class and through targeted interventions, which may also involve small group work with students in the SRBP. You will be required to understand individual students’ needs and work with subject teachers so that they can develop learning programmes appropriate to the needs of those students.
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust has been ranked as the highest performing trust in the South East and in the top 15 academy trusts in England, out of more than 100. – 2020 DfE report
At Goodwin, we are committed to transforming the life chances of our students, ensuring that all are supported and encouraged to achieve their personal best. We deliver this through the BEST Agenda - ‘Be Your Best’ with BEST being an acronym for:
B = Brilliance, where students will be supported to be brilliant in everything they do.
E = Enrichment, where students will encounter a variety of educational opportunities outside of the classroom.
S = Society, where students will be encouraged to develop as responsible, active and informed world citizens, demonstrating mutual respect, empathy and community spirit.
T = Thinking, where students will join a global community of thinkers.
We pride ourselves on our caring and compassionate ethos, which enables our students to grow in a supportive atmosphere conductive to their development. Where students need additional support, we meet their needs through our highly effective pastoral system
What you will need to succeed:
Good general standard of education, especially with regards to numeracy and literacy skills.
Ability to apply behaviour management policies and strategies which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
Understanding of relevant policies, codes of practice, legislation.
Must be able to use own initiative, work independently, motivate and inspire with a creative approach to problem solving.
Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Must have the ability to work calmly under pressure and have the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations.
A willingness to undertake any training and development related to the role
Effective ICT skills
Confidentiality inside and outside the workplace
Ability to support Academy ethos and vision into the wide community.
View our latest video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cciXJcDCreY
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
The Thinking Schools Academy Trust is a family of schools consisting of both primary and secondary schools across Kent, Hampshire and Plymouth.
We believe that every young person in our community deserves to have the best opportunities at life regardless of their individual circumstances.
Education is the key to transforming life chances and we support and develop every member of our community to:
Think about their Thinking
Be their Best self
Shape their Success
In this way we transform life chances
Click Here To view our Trust video to gain an insight into The Thinking Schools Academy Trust
What our Trust will offer you:
The opportunity to work with happy and well-behaved children who are excited about learning and work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos.
A stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology
Outstanding CPD tailored to you, wherever you are in your career
Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding teaching and learning through resources, mentoring and school visits
A 24/7 employee assistance programme which provides counselling and support / advice on a wide array of areas
What you need to do now:
If you are interested in working in our school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career, then please apply today!
Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found.
We strongly encourage any teachers who may be interested in working at our school to contact Danielle Bowden – d.bowden @tsatrust.org.uk to arrange an informal conversation about the role with our hiring manager.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.