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Learning Support Assistant - Fixed Term

Employer:
Easthampstead Park Community School
Salary:
BG K2, £11,766 per annum (£9.49 per hour), inclusive of London Fringe.
Location:
Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell
Contract:
Permanent
Working Pattern:
Term Time
Hours:
28 hrs 45 minutes hours per week.
DBS Check:
Enhanced
Closing Date:
02/09/2019 at 09:00 AM
Reference:
Sec/19/96568
Easthampstead Park Community School

The successful applicant will be enthusiastic, hard-working, with energy, drive, and passion.  You will work under the guidance of teaching staff and the SENCo to provide support to address the needs of individuals or small groups of students who may require specific help to overcome barriers to learning. This role may also suit a graduate who is looking at a future career in teaching.

The Learning Support Department plays an important role in the work of the school and you would join a friendly and supportive staff.

Easthampstead Park Community School is a vibrant, cutting edge learning environment.  Our school culture marries unswervingly high academic expectations with excellent pastoral care and support.  The concept of community is at the very heart of our vision; we believe in a three-way partnership between parents, teachers and students, and are proud of our setting and local community.  

We work with our students to develop their aspirations and talents to achieve their full potential in a safe, caring and supportive environment. We have a friendly and supportive staff who enjoy working with a student body that fully reflects our community.  There is a strong sense that the school is moving forward and we believe that this is an exciting time to join us.  Easthampstead Park Community School values diversity and promotes equality.

This is a very exciting time to join us.  In recent years, we have made excellent progress, and at our last OFSTED inspection (June 2016), we were rated as ‘good’ in all areas.  

We aspire to be rated ‘outstanding’, driven by a core belief that all of our students deserve nothing but the best possible teaching and support in order to be happy, healthy and successful.  We aim to deliver the best quality teaching and learning in a school where staff and students have respect for, and pride in themselves, their school and their community.

If you feel you have the necessary skills, mind-set and determination to join us on our journey towards ‘outstanding,’ we would very much like to hear from you. Visits to the school prior to application are warmly welcomed.

Interviews to take place; Friday 13 September 2019.

Equal Opportunities

Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

How to apply

Easthampstead Park Community School, Ringmead, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 8FS

Tel: 01344 304567

Please apply online. For enquiries please telephone our Personnel Officer on 01344 390826 or email recruitment@epschool.org for an application pack. Visits to the school are warmly welcomed.

We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability

We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Safeguarding

Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.

This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest.

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References

On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

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