Beacon Primary Academy

Learning Support Assistant- Fixed Term
Loughborough Leicestershire
£12,206 per year
Learning & Teaching Support
Learning Support Assistant

Job Description

Learning Support Assistant (Fixed Term)

£12,206 actual salary, inclusive of Living Wage Foundation discretionary allowance)

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Beacon Academy in Loughborough is a positive, nurturing and inspiring learning environment that provides a happy, caring community where everyone is encouraged and supported to achieve their goals. Our children are keen to learn, are well behaved and want to achieve their best.

“You have kept the interests of pupils at the heart of everything you do.” Ofsted Section 8, September 2016

We are a popular school in our community and within commutable distance of Derby, Nottingham, and Leicester and close to the M1 and M42 motorways. Our ever-improving school is on the journey to good, and we have a great team of teachers and staff who are all dedicated to getting there quickly.

We are looking for an exceptional Learning Support Assistant who has passion and experience in helping children learn. You will be expected to support a child on a one-to-one basis and have high values in the standard of teaching, pupil achievement and behaviour.  

This is a fixed term post until at least August 2018.

We are looking for candidates with experience and energy in helping children with SEND.  Are you: 

  • Keen to support the learning of all children?

  • Committed to children’s success regardless of their starting point?

  • An enthusiastic team player?

If so, we can offer you:

  • Enthusiastic, friendly, well behaved children

  • A supportive, friendly and committed staff team and governors

  • A bespoke CPD programme

  • A creative and innovative environment

The contractual hourly rate is £8.19 which is reviewed every year.  In addition to this hourly rate, the academy pays a discretionary allowance to increase this hourly rate to the Living Wage Foundation’s Living Wage of £8.45.

Visits to the Academy are strongly recommended:  please contact Mrs Bussell, Headteacher on 01509 212227.

As the sponsor, AET believes that all young people deserve to become world-class learners – to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up-to-date resources available to them.  In each of the AET academies, you will benefit from visionary, inspirational and dynamic leadership and be empowered to develop your own skills with access to world-class CPD and Talent Management programmes.  You will also be offered membership to a variety of benefits, including Childcare Vouchers and Westfield Rewards.

This position is required to commence as soon as possible.  Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing Monday 2 October 2017.

Closing date: Sunday 24 September 2017.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.  All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

In line with our safeguarding practices we are unable to accept CV’s. For further information on this position and to make an application please visit:

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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AET is recruiting for School Direct placements.  Please visit our website for further details

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. A Disclosure and Barring Service Certificate will be required for all posts. This post will be subject to enhanced checks as part of our Prevent Duty.

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