Learning Support Assistant - Harry Watts Academy, Sunderland

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 28/02/2021 12:00
£19,312 – £20,493 per annum pro-rata (actual £14,504 - £15,391 per annum)
Hours per week:
32.5 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Harry Watts Academy, Sunderland
Post Number:
Number of posts:
Closing date:
28 Feb
Further Information

This school has Academy status and is part of the PROSPER Multi Academy Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Prosper Learning Trust
Linhope Road
West Denton
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE5 2LW.

32.5 hrs per week, term time plus 5 training days, to be class based as directed by the Head Teacher.

The post is suitable for experienced Special Needs Assistants.

Required from April 2021, Learning Support Assistants with an interest in working with pupils with autism and associated disorders. All pupils have significant learning difficulties and complex needs. The range of abilities stretches from P Levels to lower National Curriculum levels.

Prosper Learning Trust was established in January 2018 with Newcastle Bridges School and Mary Astell Academy with Thomas Bewick School joining in 2019 and Harry Watts Academy in 2020. We are striving to further build collaboration across the schools and grow as a Multi Academy Trust, whilst continuing to strengthen our relationships with schools outside the MAT for the benefit of our pupils.

Harry Watts Academy is a new special free school (open September 2020) for pupils with autism aged between five and sixteen years located in Sunderland. Initially the school opened to a small cohort of pupils based in temporary accommodation. The new school building is expected to open in April 2021 and pupil numbers will be increased in September 2021. We are therefore looking to recruit a small number of staff for March/April but also additional staff for a September 2021 start.

Prosper Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and anyone applying to work within the Trust is expected to share this commitment. This position is subject to a satisfactory fully enhanced DBS check and references being received. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

The successful candidates will be deployed initially at Harry Watts Academy but will be expected to work at any Prosper Learning Trust site should the need arise.

Closing date: 21st February 2021
Interviews: Week beginning 1st March 2021

Due to the current Coronavirus Pandemic visits to the school are not possible. For further information please contact admin@harrywattsacademy.co.uk

Download the application details/pack from: www.prosperlearningtrust.co.uk and follow the links to our vacancies page.

Completed application should be returned to admin@prosperlearningtrust.co.uk or posted to: Thomas Bewick School, Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE5 2LW.

Please note Application Forms must be accompanied by a completed Safe Recruitment Form and CVs cannot be accepted

Please note
This job is closed for applications.