Blackfield Primary School

Learning Support Assistant

Fixed Term until 31st August 2023

               Grade C - 33.75 hrs per week (term-time), 
Monday - Friday 8.15am to 3.30pm,
To Start: September 2022

Overview

At Blackfield Primary School learning is at the heart of all that we do and through our values-led curriculum, we ensure that our children develop into happy, healthy, well-rounded learners, who have the confidence, skills and knowledge to prepare them for the future. 

Blackfield Primary School is a place where we 'Make Learning Irresistible!'

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join our hardworking team.

We are a friendly, supportive and hard-working team and the successful applicant would be warmly welcomed into our school community and able to access our ongoing staff development.

Personal attributes

The role will involve working in partnership with the class teacher, supporting groups of children in the classroom and delivering planned learning to groups or individuals. In addition, the role may also involve supporting pupils with specific learning and behavioural needs on a 1:1 basis. 

Applicants will be required to: 

  • Have GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and Maths
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal communication skills
  • Have the ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and adults
  • Have the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • Understand confidentiality and show commitment to safeguarding pupils wellbeing and equality
  • Have skills and expertise in understanding the needs of all pupils
  • Show confidence in supporting children in their learning and their play 
  • A commitment to getting the best outcomes for all pupils and promoting the ethos and values of the school

Salary & Benefits

The post is Grade C, starting from £19,265 to £20,290 per year FTE.
The role will be for 33.75 hours per week term time only.  The hours will be - Monday - Friday 08.15am - 3.30pm

The term - time salary will be £14,646 - £15,425

As a School and Trust can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a school which benefits from being part of a multi-academy trust.
  • The opportunity to work within other Schools within the Trust to develop your professional career
  • A supportive network of staff in a motivating and challenging working environment
  • Inspiring resources and ongoing training for your professional development.
  • Longer school holidays than maintained schools, including a two- week October Half-Term break.  
  • Eligibility to join the Teachers’ Pension Scheme or Local Government Penson Scheme
  • Free eye tests up to the value of £25 for users of VDU equipment and contribution up to the value of £50 towards the purchase of glasses specifically for the use of display screen equipment (where all conditions are met)
  • Recognition of continuous service with Local Authorities and other Academy Trusts for various employment entitlements
  • CEO Awards to recognise those amazing everyday achievements 
  • Incredible children who are passionate about their communities
  • The ability to see the difference within the community that you will work in
  • Working on the South Coast, close to, or within the New Forest

Location

Blackfield Primary School
Hampton Lane
Southampton
South East
SO45 1XA

Supporting documents

Deadline and how to apply

If you have any further questions or would like to arrange a tour of the school, please contact the school office on (023) 8089 3132 or via email on info.bps@ilpartnership.org 

Inspire is committed to ‘transforming lives and building futures’.  Our shared aim is to raise the education outcomes of all children within the Trust.  

We are passionate about our seven key values- Innovation, nurture, success, passion, integrity, responsibility and excellence which are built at every level of our organisation.  

If you share these values and would like to join us on our journey then we would love to hear from you! 

Closing date: Friday 1st July 2022 at 12pm

Interviews will take place: Thursday 7th or Friday 8th July 2022

Please send all completed applications and your equal opportunity form to:  info.bps@ilpartnership.org

Equal opportunities

The Inspire Learning Partnership and Blackfield Primary School welcome applications regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or religion.

Only applications submitted on the Trust's application form will be accepted.

Blackfield Primary School and The Inspire Learning Partnership are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

The safeguarding responsibilities of the post include: 

  • helping to safeguard pupils’ well-being by following the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education and our school’s child protection policy.
  • Commitment to safeguarding pupil’s wellbeing and equality

The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Blackfield Primary School is therefore permitted to ask job applicants to declare all convictions and cautions (including those which are "spent" unless they are "protected" under the DBS filtering rules) in order to assess their suitability to work with children."

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