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Learning Support Assistant

Location
221A Hospital Bridge Road, Twickenham, Surrey, TW2 6LH
College
Turing House School
Hours
Part Time
Salary
£19,827 to £20,917
Posted
3rd October 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
Expires
10th October 2022 12:05 PM
Contract Type
Permanent
Job ID
1274869
Job Reference
LSAOCT22
Start date
As soon as possible
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Are you a hard-working, enthusiastic and passionate about supporting the progress, outcomes and well-being of students? Do you want to be supported in your career development? Then come and join us at Turing House School as a Learning Support Assistant.

Turing House School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated Learning Support Assistant or an aspiring Learning Support Assistant to join our energetic team as soon as possible. This is a crucial role to ensure students with Special Educational Needs can access learning, fulfil their potential, and take part in all aspects of school life including exams. This position is suited to candidates with an interest in helping children succeed and a willingness to learn. Training will be provided. Please see the Learning Support team’s comments below about the role.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be flexible, dedicated and passionate about supporting and delivering learning to enable students to progress, become independent learners and make at least expected progress.
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills and share the school’s mission and ethos.

Why work for Turing House School:

  • In April 2022, we moved into our new permanent site in Whitton with state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Friendly colleagues who are always happy to help each other.
  • All staff are proud to be part of the school and feel supported by the open-door policy of Senior Leadership who genuinely want to see you succeed and thrive.
  • Please see our website for our virtual open evening/morning events.
  • Excellent opportunities for ongoing professional development with cross trust support from RET and training catered to support your individual career.
  • Smaller classes of 25-27
  • Staff wellbeing is at the forefront of the school’s priorities. Happy teachers make a happy school.
  • Staff benefits include a laptop for all teaching staff, free flu jab, staff exercise sessions, regular social events, weekly staff bulletins and staff appreciation shout out board.
  • Free tea and coffee in the staffroom as well as free delicious meals from our catering company on days where you carry out break or lunch duties.

Here’s what our Learning Support Team has to say:

“Working as an LSA gives such an insight into school life from the student's perspective. It is so great to be impacting these children and young people's lives, enabling them to access the education each and every one of them deserves. I have had the joy (and at times challenge) of watching these students grow from young new students at Turing to confident, able young adults. To be part of that journey is an absolute privilege”.

"Working in the classroom is real teamwork. We work closely with the class teachers in planning and delivering teaching support and the students' really benefit from this".

“'I've only worked at Turing House since September, and I can already say confidently how supportive and helpful everyone is. It really is a great team to work for, everyone genuinely gets on really well, which makes it such a nice environment to work in. Communication between everyone in the team is great, and from day one I've known that I can go and ask any one of them for help and support”.

“Our LSA team is filled with a variety of strengths, ideas and boundless enthusiasm. This is matched throughout the school by the passionate teachers, the great leadership from SLT and the incredible support staff. Then there are our students who are each unique and filled with so much potential that it is remarkable to witness. To be able to offer some support to them in the classroom, working closely with the teachers to impact their learning is rewarding beyond words. This is not to say that the students are perfect, far from it, they are young people on a journey, and you become a part of that journey for them. Every day is different, and it is never boring”.

Choosing the right new school to work in is as important to you as choosing the right new staff is for us. Please visit our website to find out more about us.

The closing date for all applications is midday Monday 10th October. Interviews will take place shortly after. Shortlisted candidates will be informed of the arrangements by email and telephone.

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and references. Turing House School is an equal opportunity employer.

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Safeguarding Statement:

We are completely committed to safeguarding the welfare of our students. Those who work for us are expected to share this commitment, which will be fully tested as part of the selection process. Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and references. Our policies, procedures and practices reflect our commitment to equality and diversity. Individuals will be selected for appointment based purely on their suitability for the post. In common with other RET sponsored schools and academies, staff are employed under the nationally agreed pay and conditions for teachers and school support staff including pension schemes.

Turing House School is an equal opportunity employer. 

Turing House School

Turing House School

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