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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time

Langley Park Primary Academy , Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2073-38S
  • Posted:07/02/2020
  • Pay:Actual salary is £12,897 (FTE £16,157 per annum)
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:24/02/2020 at 23:00
  • Interviews:TBC

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About the role: Langley Park Primary Academy have a fantastic opportunity to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our highly collaborative and supportive team.  Our LSAs are pivotal to our success in the classroom and provide a great deal of support for our teachers, therefore our successful candidates will be able to establish strong working relationships with staff and students alike.  Key responsibilities will be to work with pupils on a daily basis and to provide wider support to the Class Teacher. The LSA is also responsible for the welfare of children and to attain the targets set within the National Curriculum or Individual Education Plans. The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team, be reliable and excellent communicators.  

This is a full time and permanent position (offering 35 hours per week), on a Term Time + 1 week inset basis. We are looking for the Learning Support Assistant to join us in February 2020.

Working with us: Langley Park Primary Academy opened in September 2016 and is the hub of a brand new community in Maidstone. We believe in – and celebrate – achievement and success in all areas of the curriculum. We want our children to learn within a culture of curiosity, enjoyment and positive approaches to new experiences and skills to enable them to become successful learners. From September 2018, we expanded into Year 4.  In September 2019, we increased again as this year group moved into Year 5 – a very exciting year ahead as we will then be at capacity. Under the leadership of Libby Fidock, Principal at Langley, we have developed a fantastic team who welcome new members of staff with open arms!

Working with Leigh Academies Trust: As of September 2019, our Trust is comprised of 25 geographically organised academies (11 secondaries, 13 primaries and 1 special) educating over 15,000 students, and employing over 2,500 talented staff.  We also have three further academies in development phase, due to open between September 2020-2021.  The Trust is establishing four ‘clusters’ of academies: North West Kent; Central Kent; South East London; Medway. In addition, the Trust is responsible for one of the region’s biggest initial teaching training providers and a large teaching school. 

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise. 

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Information about the school

Working for Langley Park Primary Academy: Leigh Academies Trust were chosen by the Regional Schools Commissioner as the successful sponsor to operate the brand new Langley Park Primary Academy. The new Academy opened in September 2016 and is built under ‘Basic Need’ to address rising pupil numbers across the area. The School has two forms of entry and comprises a nursery, specialist centre for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and community use facilities.

The Academy is based in a new development of housing in South East Maidstone. Importantly, the new Academy is just a very short drive from three primary academies: Molehill, Oaks and Tree Tops. Langley Park joined LAT’s group of primary academies in South Maidstone under the leadership of Debbie Biggenden as Lead Principal. All four schools are be part of LAT’s developing Central Kent Cluster.

What are we looking for in you? As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do.

Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: As part of Leigh Academies Trust you will have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers and share best practice at Academy level and across the whole Trust. This is an important part of our vision as we know through experience that we perform better when we work together. You will also be expected to undertake regular self-development to continue your professional development and hopefully progress further within the organisation. As part of the 'cluster' structure, all of our academies are grouped together in key geographical area to enable them to be able to support each other and share resources. It also offers staff access to career opportunities across the Trust allowing them to progress their career without switching employers. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages

Diversity at our core: As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.

The academy is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Olivia Couzins
  • Address:Edmett Way, Maidstone, Kent, ME17 3FA
  • Telephone: 01634 412240
  • Email: talent@latrust.org.uk

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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.