Learning Support Assistant - Permanent
30 hours per week X 40 weeks per annum
NJC Grade C, range 5-7 (Actual salary £15,364 - £15,930)
Tor Bridge High in Plymouth, rated Good in all aspects by Ofsted in November 2021, was described as a school where “Teachers’ high expectations of pupils means that work is well presented and completed to a high standard”, that “The school prides itself on learning free from disruption...pupils enjoy school and say that they feel safe” and “Staff and pupils have strong relationships”. As well as this endorsement, Tor Bridge High has been oversubscribed consistently for many years.
A sound preparation for life and work is key, and at all levels Tor Bridge High students are encouraged to have high aspirations for their further or higher education and careers.
We are a highly supportive and inclusive school. Our 'small school' structure ensures all our students are really well known as individuals. We create a vibrant and all-embracing culture where students are valued, nurtured and protected. We promote good behaviour through conduct, self-discipline and respect, developing enthusiasm to ensure all aspects of learning, creativity and drive for academic success are achieved. We work closely with their families, so that together in partnership everything is in place to secure happiness and success at school.
We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant with a desire and passion to work in a rewarding environment to join our Inclusion team. The successful candidate will provide practical support in the classroom to students with a range of barriers to learning. We would especially welcome applicants who have a knowledge and understanding of Autism and/or ADHD. There could be an opportunity in this role for a suitable candidate to develop a specialism as a HLTA.
Candidates should demonstrate the following skills and attributes:
• Excellent numeracy/literacy skills, including English and Maths GCSE at grades 9 to 4 or equivalent.
• Confident in the use of ICT (Microsoft Excel, Word & Outlook).
• Ability to communicate warmly, confidently and professionally with pupils, staff and parents.
• Knowledge of First Aid or willingness to be trained.
• Understanding of classroom roles and responsibilities and their role within these.
• Experience of working in a school environment would be an advantage, however, training will be available.
For an information pack and application form, please follow the links given on the school website. You should then return the completed application form to our HR Department by e-mail - details on the school website.
Closing date: noon on Monday 5th December 2022*
*please note early applications may be invited for interview prior to closing date
Interviews: to be confirmed
The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Checks will also be made with previous employers.
Tor Bridge High is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.