Level 1 Learning Support Assistant EAL

Status: 37 hours per week, 192 days per year
Salary: Actual salary £16,161 to £16,483 FTE £18,561 to £18,932
Location: Oakwood High School
Closing date: 1st November 2021, 12:00pm

Inspire Trust is a Multi Academy Trust based in Rotherham which 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 Good school with ‘Outstanding Leadership and Management’ at all levels.

We are looking for a candidate who can evidence commitment, enthusiasm and an understanding of and sensitivity to, the needs and feelings of pupils who experience difficulties.  You should possess GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above or equivalent (GCSE Science is also preferred).

Working under the guidance of teaching staff to implement agreed work with individuals and groups in and out of the classroom, particularly within EAL.  This will include the use of specialist knowledge and assisting the teacher in planning, preparation of resources and withdrawal work to support English language development.  The ability to speak Pashto or Urdu would be desirable.

The candidate will work with pupils with a range of difficulties including EAL/SEN to enable them to experience the broad and balanced curriculum which is their right.  The candidate may also be involved in other duties including supporting the Extended Schools agenda.  This post includes two whole school duties per week.

The candidate will be truly committed to supporting pupils to achieve and have high aspirations for the pupils’ success.  Our school has a focus on delivering a core curriculum as a priority to support all learning; all learning support assistants are required to support both literacy and numeracy alongside the specific need of the pupil(s).

All staff are required to work in a way that encourages a positive work environment that is solution focused and proactive for all.  We offer a positive working environment, we care about our pupils and we care about our staff, all of whom know that and appreciate that.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be part of this, contribute to this culture and develop it further.  We are committed to recruiting and developing the next generation of support professionals to provide for succession and stable services that support the future and expanding needs of the Trust.

Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 1st November 2021 at 12 noon.  Interviews will be held w/c 1st November 2021.  To apply visit our website at https://www.inspirelearningtrust.uk/vacancy/level-1-learning-support-assistant-eal/  and complete the online application form.

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 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 work places.  We undertake to make any reasonable adjustments to a job or workplace to counteract any disadvantages a disabled person may face.

Job Description/Person Specification (pdf)