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Pastoral support assistant
Actual Salary: £16,486 - £17,495 per annum depending on experience
Applications close 1 October 2021
This role is 37 hours per week, term-time only plus 1 week
We are looking to appoint a proactive Pastoral Assistant who will provide excellent support for all students who attend the school. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, positive and demonstrate resilience and adaptability. You will work closely with students to improve their attendance, behaviour and learning potential and along with the other members of the pastoral support team provide practical and administrative assistance to the Assistant Headteacher to promote student wellbeing.
learning support assistant
Pay Scale: LG Scale 3 Points 4-5
Actual annual salary: From £13,477
Working hours: 31 hours per week, term time time only - however part time applications will be considered
Applications close 6 October 2021
We are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to enhance the learning of students who have a wide range of social and emotional needs. Applicants must be friendly, enthusiastic and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Previous experience in a similar role would be an advantage.
The Deanes is a small secondary school and you will become part of a positive, aspirational team that treats each student as an individual and values the contribution of its LSA's who help KS3 and KS4 students to fulfil their potential.
- Working with individuals or small groups of children in collaboration with teaching staff;
- Proactively supporting students with activities designed to enhance numeracy and literacy;
- Promoting positive behaviour, raising esteem and encouraging an aspirational culture;
- Working with SEN students to foster their development as independent learners.
You will need:
- A good standard of education (ideally Maths/English GCSE grade A* to C or equivalent);
- An understanding of how social and emotional triggers prompt behaviour responses and how to reduce the impact of these;
- Strong interpersonal and organisational skills and the ability to act on your own initiative;
Information about the School
The Deanes is a small secondary school where each and every one of our students can feel happy, respected and known as an individual within our safe and accepting community. We aim to create a positive and respectful environment for all members of The Deanes, with consistently high expectations and standards. Our curriculum caters for individual strengths and needs, enabling every student to make outstanding progress and provide them with extensive opportunities for personal development.
The well-being of our staff is a high priority. All staff at The Deanes have access to high quality training to further develop their teaching practice. Staff can take advantage of free gym membership and we are fortunate to have an onsite children’s nursery which may be able to accommodate your childcare needs.
The Deanes is well situated in South East Essex, with good links to public transport. We are situated within ten minutes of Benfleet and Rayleigh Rail Stations, where a 45 minute train journey will take you into London. There is also ample car parking onsite.
The Deanes is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to DBS clearance.