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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time

The Robert Napier School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-4001-3S
  • Posted:19/01/2023
  • Pay:Trust salary 4-11 Actual salary £12,450-£14,133
  • Start Date:February 2023
  • App Close Date:06/02/2023 at 15:00
  • Interviews:To be advised

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We are seeking a professional, supportive, and organised individual with a strong interest in special needs to support children in all areas of the curriculum.

The successful candidate will support the learning of the students in their class, on a one-to-one or small group basis. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual to join our supportive and friendly school that is committed to achieving high standards across all stages of the curriculum. Achieving the best outcomes for our students is our priority through the continued development of high-quality pedagogy embedded across the school. 

In return we offer:-

  • An incredibly supportive group of colleagues and leaders
  • Benenden private health care cover
  • 24 days annual leave increasing after 5 years of service
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Two-week, half-term break in October
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please visit Our Vacancies | Beyond Schools Trust  for a full job description and application form. Completed application forms should be returned by the closing date to careers@beyondschools.co.uk

Visits to the School are strongly encouraged.  For further information and to arrange a visit, please contact Raffaella Rosina via email at rrosina@robertnapier.org.uk

 

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date and/or interview date where interest and applications received are high, therefore we encourage early applicationsOnly shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.

 

Safeguarding commitment

The Beyond School Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all staff and students. Any offer of appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, an enhanced DBS with children’s barred list and online check will be required for all successful applicants

 

Equality & Inclusivity Statement

At Beyond Schools Trust we strive to be a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented communities, including but not limited to those who identify as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background.

Information about the school

Based in the heart of the Medway Towns, The Robert Napier School is a non-selective, mixed secondary school of 1100 students, including 130 in the Sixth Form. The school is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, with the original buildings constructed in the 1850s when the school was the original ‘Gillingham Grammar School’. Since then, the school has grown to include a range of buildings, the most recent being the ‘Caxton’ block, formally opened in 2011. The school has excellent facilities including state of the art ICT provision, a purpose-built lecture theatre, retractable bleacher seating in the hall to accommodate up to 380 people, a permanent stage with full lighting and sound rig, a multi-use games area, large playing fields and excellent sports facilities. The school also provides specialist Access to Mainstream Provision for vulnerable students, as well as a dedicated Visually Impaired unit.

Built upon the school motto of Learn, Believe, Achieve, we look to engender the school values of respect, trust, perseverance, resilience, fairness, and courage in all of our students, ensuring they are ready to contribute to their community when they leave us at the end of their studies. All staff are central to ensuring students have the right attitude towards their own learning and success, taking advantage of all of the opportunities afforded by the school and leave the school at the end of their studies, ready to contribute to the local community.

The school is a proud member of the Beyond Schools Trust. Working in partnership with the Robert Napier School, the Trust is made up of Fort Pitt Grammar School for Girls, The Thomas Aveling School, Balfour Junior School and Phoenix Junior School. All of the schools are located within a 5-mile radius and work closely to provide an outstanding education and opportunities for the children of Medway.

In January 2019, the school was delighted to be rated Good by Ofsted, having been rated requiring improvement and satisfactory in its three previous inspections. This was well deserved recognition of the hard work and dedication of the staff to drive improvements. The school continue to drive standards in all areas of the school, to ensure the students receive the best quality education and opportunities.

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their career. Comprehensive, individualised training plans are drawn up for all staff, designed to meet their needs and enable them to take the next step in their career. New staff engage in a comprehensive induction programme and are allocated a subject specific mentor, as well as a dedicated coach all of which is aimed to ease your transition into the school.

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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.