Learning Support Assistants / Graduate Teaching Assistants
To commence ASAP and opportunity to commence from September 2021
Term time only, 38 weeks per annum
Our Learning Support Assistants play a vital role in assisting students with differing needs and abilities to maximise their potential and achievement. This role would suit someone, with or without existing experience, with a desire to make a difference to the life chances of students.
In addition, if you are a graduate and considering teaching, this would be an excellent start to your career. We can offer hands on experience and excellent CPD streams, students keen to learn and a supportive team of colleagues.
A positive and flexible approach is essential. Other qualities required include patience, excellent communication and motivational skills, and being able to work collaboratively as part of a supportive team building good relationships with colleagues and students. Experience of supporting students or relevant qualifications are advantageous although full training will be offered to the right candidate.
A desire to actively contribute to the learning, personal and social needs of students, while encouraging independence is required. Key duties will include assisting and advancing learning of identified students in a range of settings including working 1:1 and supporting within class.
Hinchley Wood School is an inclusive and high achieving school on the borders of SW London, with over 1,400 students on roll including 290 in our 6th form. We pride ourselves on celebrating student progress and development as well as academic achievement. In 2019, our Progress 8 score of +0.75 put us in the top 5% of schools nationally, and we are in the 200 top performing schools in England and Wales in terms of the progress our students make between the end of Key Stage 2 and their GCSEs. Our 6th Form value added score of +0.34 also puts us in the top 100 schools nationally.
Ideally we are looking for someone to work Monday – Friday across the school day, 8.00/8.30 am – 3.00/3.30 pm for 38 weeks per annum but we may consider reduced days/hours for the right candidate. The current full time, full year equivalent scale range is from £18,015 to £20,673.
- family friendly term time only working
- a competitive salary and annual performance progression;
- professional development support;
- two weeks’ autumn half term;
- on site gym;
- cycle to work salary sacrifice scheme; and
- membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution.
If you have further questions prior to submitting an application, please contact Personnel on: 020 898 7161 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Application packs can be downloaded from our website using the following link and clicking on ‘Associate Vacancies’: /243/current-vacancies
Closing date for applications: Thursday 18th March 2020 (noon)
Hinchley Wood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The position advertised is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.