L2 EAL Learning Support Assistant

Status: 37hours per week/Monday-Friday/192 days per year
Salary: Actual Salary: £20,461 - £21,507 (FTE Salary: £23,500 - £24,702) per annum
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 26th September 2023, 12:00pm

Inspire Learning Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which also includes Oakwood High School, Sitwell Junior School and Thomas Rotherham College.

Oakwood High School is an over-subscribed 11-16 High School with a strong emphasis on respect for all; we are a ‘well led’, ‘good’ school where ‘pupils enjoy attending’ and ‘the vast majority of parents would recommend’.

We are looking for to appoint a committed and enthusiastic staff able to show an understanding of, and sensitivity to, the needs and feelings of pupils who speak English as an additional language. Have the skills required to work positively and proactively with pupils to support them to develop their command of English in order that they are able to make progress across the curriculum. And have high aspirations for the pupils’ success and contribute in this supportive role to securing an outstanding learning experience for all pupils

Successful candidate will be truly committed to supporting pupils to progress and achieve, have high aspirations for the pupils’ success. To enhance pupils’ learning and create independence, all pupils and staff are provided with an electronic device.

We are keen to hear from candidates with support and learning specialism who under the guidance of teaching staff, implement agreed work with individuals and groups with a range of difficulties particularly including EAL to enable them experience the broad balanced curriculum. Candidates may also be involved in duties including supporting the Extended Schools Agenda. These roles include whole school duties each week.

We Offer: A supportive and successful school where staff work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all. A school with a way of working that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all. And a positive working environment, we care about our pupils, and we care about our staff, all of whom know and appreciate that. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contributing to this culture and developing it further.

As a Trust we are truly community based and committed to developing a set of shared values through every aspect of our work. These values are the development of respect, responsibility, resourcefulness, resilience, reflection, risk taking and relationships.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 26th September 2023 at 12 noon. Interviews date will be communicated shortly after closing date.

Applicants are required to apply via our online application form which is available on our website:  https://www.inspirelearningtrust.uk/vacancies/

This position is permanent.

PLEASE NOTE we operate Safer Recruitment and we do
not accept CVs or CV attachments, all applicants must complete an application form in full.

Inspire Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment. The Trust is an equal opportunities employer and operates a no smoking policy in all its workplaces.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Our safer recruitment processes include online searches which will be done as part of due diligence checks ahead of interview. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, right to work in the UK, an Enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.




Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)