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SRBP Learning Support Assistant - Term Time

Goodwin Academy, Deal

  • Ref:KCC886-4023-107S
  • Posted:03/05/2019
  • Pay:£16,500 - £18,500 pro-rata (£13,652 - £15,307)
  • Start Date:Jun 2019
  • App Close Date:16/05/2019 at 23:45
  • Interviews:TBC


We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to work within the Specialist Resource Based Provision (SRBP) at our large secondary Academy in Deal. The SRBP provides support for students with an Education Health Care Plan, within which the primary need relates to speech and language disorders, according to our entry criteria.

The post holder will be required to work 1:1 with students across our Academy to ensure that students’ needs do not become a barrier to learning and making progress. This support will be in-class and through targeted interventions, which may also involve small group work with students in the SRBP. You will be required to understand individual students’ needs and work with subject teachers so that they can develop learning programmes appropriate to the needs of those students.

What we can offer you:

  • A newly built school with a stunning teaching environment and state of the art technology
  • Excellent gym facilities
  • Regular CPD and social events, including Trust CPD days, the Trust Christmas party and regular Trust theatre trips to London
  • Support from across the Trust to help you deliver outstanding practice through resources, mentoring and school visits
  • Onsite parking free of charge

What you will need to succeed:

  • Experience in working in an SEN environment would be beneficial.
  • Good general standard of education, especially with regards to numeracy and literacy skills.
  • Ability to apply behaviour management policies and strategies which contribute to a purposeful learning environment.
  • Understanding of relevant policies, codes of practice, legislation.
  • Must be able to use own initiative, work independently, motivate and inspire with a creative approach to problem solving.
  • Must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Must have the ability to work calmly under pressure and have the ability to adapt quickly and effectively to changing circumstances/situations.
  • A willingness to undertake any training and development related to the role
  • Effective ICT skills
  • Confidentiality inside and outside the workplace
  • Ability to support Academy ethos and vision into the wide community.

What you need to do now:

If you are interested in working in a newly-built school, benefitting from a supportive network of teachers across our large academy and our Trust and you are keen to progress your career and join at the start of a new and exciting time for this academy, then please apply today!

Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if a suitable candidate is found. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the school

As of 1st September 2018, Goodwin Academy has joined The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT), a family of 15 primary and secondary schools in Kent and Portsmouth which was rated by the Department for Education as the best performing Multi Academy Trust in the country for KS4 progress (2018). TSAT is a successful trust underpinned by a commitment to transform the life chances of our students, based on our four key values: Child First, Aspire, Challenge, Achieve. The Trust was a runner-up for the TES Employer of the Year award in 2018.

As a result of £25 million investment from the Department of Education, Goodwin Academy moved into its new home in September 2017. The new school is a three storey building with a four court Sports Hall.

Based on Hamilton Road, the new Academy can accommodate up to 1300 students as the education of Deal’s young people has come under one roof.

The multi-functional building consists of a large Dining Hall and Theatre, plus ICT, Technology, Performing Arts and Modern Foreign Language classrooms on the Ground Floor. On the First Floor, are the English, Humanities and Art faculty, along with some additional ICT classrooms. Maths and Science are based on the Second Floor alongside the Sixth Form Common Room. In addition to the Sports Hall, with its Olympic standard floor, there is a Fitness Suite and Dance Studio.

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Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.