Learning Support Assistant

Columbus School and College

  • £14471 - £15207 per annum
  • Chelmsford, Essex / East of England
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
Posted 1 week ago

£14,471.53 – £15,207.30 + AET Wellbeing Cash Plan + Pension Scheme (LGPS) + Additional AET Benefits

Permanent, Full Time

27.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Immediate Start

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated individual to work as a Learning Support Assistant. In this role, you will work closely with children and young people aged 3 to 19 who have a diverse range of learning difficulties and disabilities.

Your responsibilities may entail working on either of our campuses in collaboration with class teachers. You will play a vital role in assisting students with severe and complex needs, facilitating their learning journey. This includes providing support during lessons, assisting with activities such as swimming, supervising playtime and lunch breaks, and contributing to the creation of teaching resources and displays.

Graded as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, Columbus is a leading all-age special school for children and young people aged 3-19 with severe and profound learning difficulties based in Chelmsford, Essex. We deliver an outstanding education to students in our impressive, purpose-built environment across two campuses with some of the highest quality learning environments in the country for children with complex needs.

Columbus School and College provides a broad and ambitious curriculum that is profoundly focused on preparing learners for the future. We have high expectations of learners’ progress across the key areas of communication and interaction; cognition and learning; sensory, physical health and development; social, emotional and mental health; and self help and independence. Each learner has a personalised curriculum closely related to their education, health and care plan (EHCP). The curriculum is designed through collaboration with parents and carers and, as necessary, other professionals and specialists.

We want children to be excited about coming to school and love learning. We want them to be motivated and challenged. Most of all, we want all our children to know they can be successful and feel proud of their achievements.

If you have the drive and determination to ensure students make progress and you firmly believe that you can improve and enhance their experience, your application would be most welcomed!

We would strongly encourage you to visit the school – please contact the Office Manager.

Closing date : 2nd June 2024

About Academies Enterprise Trust

AET was established in 2008 and is now a national network of 57 primary, secondary, and special schools. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive network which spans nearly every region in England. We want our people to be empowered to do their best work, supported by the best leadership they’ve ever had, so that we provide an excellent education to every child, in every classroom.

With excellent leadership and teaching in every school, we will help children go on to lead successful and happy lives. We acknowledge and appreciate the exceptional efforts of all our people.

AET Staff Benefits

Career development and training: AET offers a wide range of statutory and developmental training to help you succeed in your career.

Great pension | Healthcare cashback and helpline | Employee assistance programme
Free financial advice | Salary advances | Affordable loan scheme | Electric car and bike schemes
Lifestyle savings | Discounted gym membership | Travel and leisure scheme

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response. All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. Apply today.

Academies Enterprise Trust and all of our academies are committed to ensuring the highest levels of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils, and we expect all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We adopt a robust, fair and consistent recruitment process which is inline with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance. This includes online checks for shortlisted candidates. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check, references, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Academies Enterprise Trust embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. Job share, part time and flexible working opportunities will be considered.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and there is a guaranteed interview scheme for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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