L3 Learning Support Assistant – SEMH

Status: 37hours per week/192 days per year
Salary: Actual Salary £21,507 to £23,799 ( FTE Salary £24,702 to £27,334) depending on experience
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 11th December 2023, 12:00pm

Inspire 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 to appoint a well-qualified candidate to join an enthusiastic, supportive and successful school as a Learning Mentor. You will be working under the direction of teaching staff to implement agreed work with individuals and groups, in and out of the classroom.  Successful candidate will support pupils with a range of difficulties to enable them experience the broad and balanced curriculum, which is their right. In particular, successful candidate will be required to work with pupils who need emotional support and nurture to empower them to access the curriculum.

The successful candidate will be truly committed to supporting the pupils to progress and achieve, have high aspirations for pupil’s success, contribute to ongoing planning with imaginative and dynamic ideas and the success of the school in its move to outstanding.

To enhance pupils’ learning and create independence, all pupils and staff are provided with a chrome book

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.

Oakwood High School is a Leadership School for ITT Provision and recognised by Sheffield Hallam University as “a school of excellent practice” for NQTs.  In addition the school offers CPD routes through a Core Leadership Development Curriculum with the Learners First Schools Partnership. 

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 Monday, 11th December 2023 at 12 noon. Interviews will be held week commencing 18th December 2023 or sooner with the right candidate. Oakwood High School reserves the right to end the advert earlier than the indicated closing date where an appointment is possible sooner.

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

This post is to start as soon as possible and permanent subject to successful probation.

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 the 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.









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