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Learning Support Assistant Apprentice - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Heath Farm School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-6060-93S
  • Posted:09/12/2022
  • Pay:£13,045.50 per annum (£9.00 per hour)
  • Start Date:ASAP
  • App Close Date:06/01/2023 at 18:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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Learning Support Assistant Apprentice

Salary: from £13,045 (£9 ph)
Location: Heath Farm School
HOURS: Mon-Fri / 8.45am - 3.15pm

To start: ASAP

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice to join Heath Farm School to complete a recognised Teaching Assistant Level 3 Qualification whilst also learning to work within a school environment and have a real impact on Children’s lives. Join an amazing team making our schools and classrooms supportive, enriching places where vulnerable children and young people achieve far more than they ever expected.  Learners will build an advanced understanding of how to provide quality teaching and how to influence and support learners.

About the School

It is an exciting time to join Heath Farm School. Under the leadership of the new, forward-thinking Headteacher, the school has recently redesigned and created a purposeful and unique ‘Heath Farm Curriculum’ that fully meets the holistic needs of our students. We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.

Our students present with a wide range of needs, including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school. All classes have excellent ratios of at least 2:1 students and adults. Typically, classes have between 6-8 students. As an independent SEN school we are far removed from the toxicity and bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially we do what we know is right for the students in our care.

Entry Requirements

Heath Farm School will support you through your qualification alongside Busy Bees Training Provider and you will have a dedicated mentor within school.

If you cannot provide certificates for Maths and English, you will be asked to complete your Functional Skills Maths and English as part of the apprenticeship.

You will be expected to do some ‘off-the-job (OJT) training, and you will be asked to do 20% of your contracted working hours undertaking this training. Your OJT must be relevant to the apprenticeship standard and will be supported by our school to provide you with new knowledge, skills and behaviours required for the role.

How to Apply

To arrange a visit and/or speak to the Headteacher, please call Jason Pearn on 01233 712030.

Please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification and apply using the link

Acorn Care and Education are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.  We expect all our employees and volunteers to share this commitment and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for everyone in our care.  A full application form must be completed with all employment dates and, gaps in employment accounted for.

Information about the school

About the School:

We are an independent SEN school that offers a unique and stimulating environment, where every pupil is able to make outstanding progress in their personal development and enjoy success in their education.

Our students present with a wide range of needs; including social and emotional issues, learning difficulties, mental health problems and associated conditions. However, they are able to enjoy extraordinary outcomes and be happy at school. All classes have excellent ratios of at least 2:1 students to adults. Typically classes have between 6-8 students.

As an independent SEN school we are far removed from the bureaucracy found in so many other schools and we are able to abandon ineffective and traditional methods in favour of new, highly effective and tailored initiatives – essentially we do what we know is right for the students in our care.

About the Group:

We are part of Acorn Education and Care and can promise you plenty of challenges, and a rich variety of opportunities to develop your career.

We provide Education and Care across a number of schools and residential homes nationally. Our specialist SEN provision, coupled with our expertise within residential care means we offer thousands of vulnerable children and young people across the UK a holistic, wraparound care, residential and education service, empowering them with everything they need to flourish.

We welcome staff who share our commitment to help children experience better days and better lives. Through ongoing development and training, we ensure our staff are well prepared for their jobs and given every opportunity to extend their skills.

Benefits:

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • Two Paid family days to take days off within term time
  • Free lunch for every staff member
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks
  • A market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enabling you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:
    • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
    • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
    • Cycle to Work Schemes
    • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
    • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the children and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.