Newton Abbot College
Protected Learning Room Assistant
Ivy Education Trust is seeking to appoint a Protected Learning Room Assistant to work in our Protected Learning Room (PLR) that provides a safe and quiet space for students to take responsibility for their learning and learning behaviours so they can be successful in the classroom. You will work closely with the college’s support teams. This will directly include the Protected Learning Room Manager and two Inclusion Assistants who are dedicated and committed to providing the best support for our students. You will also work with the Heads of Learning and SEND department. The post holder will be a proactive and positive individual, who is student focused, calm, pragmatic and resilient.
The successful candidate will:
• Be passionate about helping students to achieve their very best.
• Be committed to the vision and values of the college.
• Have a sense of humour and ability to establish strong relationships very quickly.
• Be flexible in their approach, take initiative and be able to adapt as and when the demands of the role require it.
• Be a very strong communicator with a variety of stakeholders.
• Be a collaborative and trustworthy team player.
If you think you can make a difference to our students and relish the idea of joining our successful, supportive and highly motivated team then we want to hear from you!
Newton Abbot College is an over-subscribed secondary school with a growing Sixth Form that is situated in the heart of Newton Abbot, Devon. Our mission is to support, challenge and inspire every individual to be better than they ever dreamt they could be. To achieve this staff and students share the same set of values and drivers that underpin an ethos of traditional values and incredibly high expectations and a culture of high-quality teaching supported by exceptional pastoral care. Staff wellbeing and professional development are always a priority and we work hard to look after our staff and provide them with opportunities to develop their practice and, if they wish, further their careers. There is a very strong sense of community and team at Newton Abbot College; everybody looks out for one another and everybody is proud of their role; as together we grow our college from strength to strength.
Newton Abbot College (“Good” OFSTED April 2019) is part of the Ivy Learning Trust. We have exceptional expectations of our students and staff, and we welcome applicants who share our commitment to place student learning at the centre of everything we do. The Ivy Learning Trust is an inspiring place to work with staff who are dedicated to increasing opportunities, maximising outcomes and improving the life chances of all pupils. We prioritise nurturing and developing the talent of our staff; our induction programme is excellent, and all staff are involved in an innovative CPD programme. All Ivy Learning Trust schools form a wider family with a vision of inspiring excellence through collaboration.
If you like what you see and read and believe that you can support us in continuing to achieve great things here at Newton Abbot College, then do get in touch.
The Ivy Education Trust works closely with all schools within the Trust and beyond. The Ivy Education Trust celebrates the diversity of each of its schools and is founded upon the alignment of vision and values that we all commonly hold to secure the best outcomes for our pupils.
The name of our Trust is inspired by the story of Dr Ivy Williams. Born in Teignbridge (Newton Abbot), in 1877, she managed what we would wish for all the children and young people of Teignbridge and surrounding area that we serve in our schools by fulfilling her childhood dreams and ambitions.
On 10 May 1922 Dr Ivy Williams became the first woman to be called to the Bar (formally recognised as a qualified Barrister of Law) of England and Wales.
The story of Dr Ivy Williams reminds us of the famous quote from Michelangelo:
“The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.”
The Ivy Education Trust supports and challenges all members of our learning community to dream big, aim high, and achieve more than they ever thought was possible.
If you share these visions and aspirations, then we very much welcome your application for this post.
Application forms and further information are available from our website.
Suitable candidates may be interviewed before the closing date and Ivy Learning Trust reserves the rights to withdraw the position if an early appointment is made. Applicants are therefore encouraged to apply early.
Completed application forms should be submitted before the closing date stated below.
Closing date for applications is Monday 5th December 2022 at 09:00, Interviews will take place on Wednesday 7th December 2022.
Newton Abbot College 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. If successful, you will undergo Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service and employment checks.