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Learning Support Assistant

Required to start 22nd August 2017

 

We have a post available to support learning at this Area Special School for pupils with Learning Difficulties (aged 3-19). It is an ideal position for someone wishing to work in a school to gain additional experience before following a career in teaching, educational psychology or speech and language therapy.

 

Learning Support Assistant post at 32.5 hours per week,

term time only (39 weeks includes five days training),

to support pupils’ learning

 

Salary £11,827.27 per annum

 

Applicants must be interested in working with pupils who have a wide range of special needs, as part of a class team and, when required, providing individual support and be willing to undertake personal care. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake the requisite training, to include Health Care Training, as provided by the school.

 

We have a number of students who undergo training off-site and the successful candidate must be prepared to accompany them to various locations as necessary.

 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

 

Dorothy Goodman School is seeking to promote the employment of disabled people and will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Equalities Act 2010 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.

 

Dorothy Goodman School shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

 

Closing date Friday 26th May at 16:00

 

Interviews will be held Weeks Beginning 12th & 19th June

Candidates who have not heard by 30th June

please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

 


Please email applications to: Anne.Hare@dorothygoodman.leics.sch.uk

or post to the school address.




More information about the school

 

The successful applicant must be committed to educating children and young people with a wide range of learning needs including those with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning difficulties, Moderate Difficulties and those with Autism (who may be functioning at high levels academically). High expectations of what all our pupils can achieve are essential.

 

At our school, individual differences are recognised and respected but are never seen as a barrier to achievement. By adapting the curriculum and teaching methods we ensure that our pupils have every opportunity to succeed both academically and socially. We also work with young people who have significant challenging behaviour and with those who have severe medical needs, and so candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring. As a generic Area Special School we must be able to meet the range of needs within our local area, and to this end, we must be prepared to constantly examine and adapt our practice.

 

We have a great deal of specialist expertise and experience at our school. Therefore, we are able to offer induction, support and training to newly-appointed staff. What is important to us is commitment to our overall ethos and approach. Successful candidates must be willing to undertake training as required for the role.

 

We work in multi-skilled teams so good teamwork is essential.

 

We operate currently across five sites, and all staff are appointed to the school as a whole.

 

We are continuing a cycle of training and professional development in partnership with the University of Northampton, to which new staff will have full access. This offers the option of pathways to further professional qualifications.





 

 

Senior Teaching Assistant

 

required at this Area Special School

for pupils with Learning Difficulties aged 3-19 years

 

To start 22nd August 2017

 

Salary: Grade 7

 

37 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

 

This is an ideal position for someone wishing to work in a school to gain additional experience before following a career in teaching, educational psychology or speech and language therapy.

 

The successful applicant must be committed to educating children and young people with a wide range of learning needs including those with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, Severe Learning Difficulties, Moderate Difficulties and those with Autism (who may be functioning at high levels academically). High expectations of what all our pupils can achieve are essential.

 

At our school, individual differences are recognised and respected but are never seen as a barrier to achievement. By adapting the curriculum and teaching methods we ensure that our pupils have every opportunity to succeed both academically and socially. We also work with young people who have significant challenging behaviour and with those who have severe medical needs, and so candidates need to be prepared to adopt a problem-solving approach to the challenges that those young people bring. As a generic Area Special School we must be able to meet the range of needs within our local area, and to this end, we must be prepared to constantly examine and adapt our practice.

 

We have a great deal of specialist expertise and experience at our school. Therefore, we are able to offer induction, support and training to newly-appointed staff. What is important to us is commitment to our overall ethos and approach.

 

We work in multi-skilled teams, so good teamwork is essential. We operate currently across five sites, and all staff are appointed to the school as a whole.

 

We are continuing a cycle of training and professional development in partnership with the University of Northampton, to which new staff will have full access. This offers the option of pathways to further professional qualifications.

 

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to a check being carried out at an Enhanced level by the Disclosure and Barring Service regarding any previous criminal record.

 

Dorothy Goodman School is seeking to promote the employment of disabled people and will make any adjustments considered reasonable to the above duties under the terms of the Equalities Act 2010 to accommodate a suitable disabled candidate.

 

Dorothy Goodman School shares a commitment to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people.  Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to maximise opportunity, minimise risk and continuously promote a culture that embraces the ethos of safeguarding amongst our workforce.




 

For an Application Pack or further information please contact:-

 

Anne Hare on 01455 634582 or

anne.hare@dorothygoodman.leics.sch.uk

 

Closing Date: 26th May 2017

Interviews: Likely to be week commencing 19th June 2017

 

Please note that if you haven’t heard by 30th June,

please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful