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Learning Support Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

OneSchool Global UK, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-6104-72S
  • Posted:09/02/2024
  • Pay:£19,500 to £24,000 per annum actual
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:23/02/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:W/C 26th February 2024


We have a fantastic opportunity at our Maidstone Campus for an experienced Learning Support Assistant to join the team on a full time (37.5 hours per week), term time only, permanent basis. From £19,500 to £24,000 per annum actual (£22,236 to £27,368 pa FTE) dependent upon experience

Key responsibilities:

  • To support learning and teaching across the curriculum, particularly for pupils with additional support needs in our primary and secondary school
  • To complement the professional work of teachers by taking responsibility for joint-planning with teachers, preparing and delivering learning activities for individuals / groups or short term for whole classes across all year groups in the school
  • Provide pupils with the level and type of support specified by the teacher or Learning Support Coordinator
  • Provide learning support for pupils and teachers within a Self-Directed Learning philosophy
  • To work with pupils, understanding how to motivate and encourage them to achieve and develop through the development of their attributes, skills and knowledge
  • To build and maintain successful relationships with pupils, treat them consistently and be concerned for their development as learners, supporting them and responding to their individual needs
  • Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through a range of assessment and monitoring strategies
  • Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
  • Contribute to, share in and promote the wider and longer-term vision of OneSchool Global UK
  • Uphold an promulgate the OneSchool Global ethos within all areas of responsibility

You will:

  • Have recent experience as a Learning Support Assistant or a similar role or have a relevant life-experience and passion for working with students aged 7+
  • Have knowledge, or willingness to learn of the National Curriculum and additional support needs
  • Have experience of working with children / young people of relevant age in a learning environment or relevant work experience with transferable skills
  • Have good communication skills written and verbal
  • Set an example of positive personal integrity and professionalism, with positive, appropriate and effective communications and relationships at all levels
  • Ensure high standards are maintained, progressed and promoted in all areas of work

We offer:

  • Supportive staff an an involved community who are committed to school improvement, who will work with you to achieve your goals
  • Students who are enthusiastic and highly motivated with a love of learning
  • Excellent premises and well-equipped classrooms providing a modern and technologically advanced learning environment for students
  • A competitive salary (OSG Enhanced Pay Scales), Workplace pension and Staff Referral scheme
  • Professional support from OneSchool Global UK to continually progress and develop your career - via our National Teacher Academy

Information about the school

OneSchool Global UK Maidstone Campus (formerly Focus School Linton Park Campus) is an independent, all-through, co-educational, non-selective school for children aged 7-18. It has a strong Christian ethos and there are 195 pupils on its roll. Linton Park is situated in Maidstone, Kent. The school was established on its current site in 2008 in purpose-built accommodation, which has been further developed since including a new state-of-the-art Learning Centre for Primary students.

Why should I work at OneSchool Global UK Maidstone Campus? Modern, cutting-edge facilities in bright, clean, fully resourced, purpose-built accommodation. Friendly, supportive working environment with a real sense of family. Professionally supportive structure which gives a sense of value and purpose to every member of staff whatever their role, enabling meaningful continual professional development. Beautiful setting in the leafy Kent countryside with easy access routes to London and the rest of the UK. Students who value a top-class education and are engaged and interested in lessons, wrapped around by a parent and wider community group who appreciate the efforts of their staff. In a national Education Picture where teachers often feel as if they are painting walls, a chance to create an educational work of art where there is time, space and opportunity to work on the fine detail.

Focus Learning Trust was established as a registered charity in 2003 for the advancement of education, primarily providing leadership and support to its network of 23 UK, non-selective, independent schools which are registered as schools with a religious character, following the national curriculum.

We are part of the OneSchool Global network – one of the most extensive and progressive networks of schools and educational support services in the world. With schools in 20 countries worldwide, our 9000 students are benefiting from the amazing results of global collaboration and cutting-edge educational methods.

In April 2019, the entire OneSchool entity rebranded globally, hence our new look and our name change from Focus School to OneSchool Global UK. This better reflects our teaching and learning strategy and makes us truly one global school.

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