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Learning Support Assistant

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time - term time
Advert Start Date:
29/06/2020
Advert End Date:
10/07/2020 08:30
Salary:
£18,795 - £19, 171 FTE (pro rata £15,385 to £15,693)
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
198521
Employment Location:
Durham
Closing date:
10 Jul
Further Information

Learning Support Assistant
Salary scale Grade FSD4 (SCP 5-6) £18,795-£19,171 FTE (Pro Rata £15,385 - £15,693)
35 hours per week, term time only, fixed term contract to 31st August 2021

We wish to appoint a highly motivated and reflective learning support assistant to bring a high level of expertise and help to improve the quality of support in this rapidly improving school. A new Headteacher took up post in 2017, and we have assembled an excellent group of senior leaders and teachers who are having a significant impact on the quality of teaching and outcomes. With a new ethos and uniform in place, excellent behaviour and an aspirational culture, we want to achieve more. We received a very positive Ofsted inspection in May 2018, where our leadership & management, 6th form, and students’ personal development, behaviour and welfare, were all graded “Good”. Our A Level progress figures in 2018 were the best in Durham, and we have made significant improvements to our curriculum and teaching, and to reducing teacher workload.

The successful candidate will possess energy and enthusiasm and believe that every young person deserves the very best education. A commitment to raising achievement, and a willingness to learn, train and develop as an LSA are all essential. We can offer you an environment where student behaviour is excellent, prior attainment levels are amongst the highest in the North-East, and our students and staff are a pleasure to work with. With over 20 new teachers, including a number of NQTs appointed over the last two years, we have quickly become a vibrant and exciting school in which to develop your career.

Framwellgate School Durham is a rapidly growing 11-18 non-selective secondary school and Single Academy Trust. The school roll has increased by 25% in two years and by September 2020 we will be oversubscribed with more than 1300 students on roll.

This is an outstanding opportunity for a talented individual to join our dynamic and forward thinking team. We are looking for someone with a caring, empathic but firm manner who can work alongside classroom teachers to support our students to achieve their potential. This will include:

• In the first instance working one to one with an individual student and thereafter:
• Working with students on a one to one basis or with small groups to provide in-class support
• Creating resources to support students
• Implementing agreed learning activities according to need
• Providing feedback to students
• Preparing and using specialist equipment according to need
• Working with classroom teachers as appropriate
• Supervising students (on a rota basis) within the Achievement Centre at assigned lunchtimes and/or breaktimes

The appointee will work with the Achievement Centre team under the direction of the SENDCO to support our young people.

The Excel Academy Partnership
at Framwellgate School Durham
Newton Drive
Durham
DH1 5BQ

Tel: (0191) 3866628
Email: Thompson.f@framdurham.com