Learning Support Assistant (SEN)

Ref: SCH-PAT-0526
Establishment: The King's School Location: The Kings School Salary: £23,500.00 - £23,893.00 FTE (£16,114.00 - £16,384.00 pro rata) per annum Department: Special Educational Needs Job Type: Part Time
Closing Date: 18/07/2024 10:00 Interview Date: 19/07/2024 Start Date: 02/09/2024

Additional Information

Contract Type: Permanent Contract Term: TTO Plus - Term time only plus weeks Hours per Week: 30.00 Weeks per Year: 38.400 Pay Grade: Support Staff | 5 - 6

The Role

Required for September 2024 

 

‘Are you seeking a new and rewarding challenge? Do you have a genuine passion for making a difference? If your answer is a resounding 'Yes,' then you might be the ideal candidate we're searching for.’ 

 

About Pontefract Academies Trust 

 

Pontefract Academies Trust is a cross phase Multi-Academy Trust comprising of nine schools: seven primaries and two 11-16 secondary schools. Our mission is running high quality, high achieving schools that give our children and young people the chance in life they deserve.   


Renowned for our commitment to excellence, the Trust has achieved remarkable success, with five of our primary schools ranking within the top 1% nationally for progress.  

 

Additionally, our secondary schools feature among the top three secondary schools in the Wakefield district and top 7% nationally for progress. 


About the role 

 

We’re seeking a fantastic Learning Support Assistant (SEN) to become part of our team at The King’s  School.   As a Special Educational Needs Learning Support Assistant, you will play a crucial role in supporting students learning and attending to pupil’s personal needs, to support teaching and learning in the classroom and across the school. 


To be successful in your application, you must demonstrate experience of working with, or caring for, children or young people of a relevant age. You must have the ability to work as an effective team member and communicate effectively with young people and adults. 


Some of your key duties will include: 


  • Working collaboratively with teaching staff and other support staff to enhance the development and education of pupils. 
  • Supporting the needs of individual pupils, or small groups of pupils, as directed by teaching staff. 
  • Being directed to meet the specific needs of individual pupils, in line with their statement of Special Educational Needs. 
  • Monitoring the behaviour of pupils whilst they are undertaking their work to ensure a constructive environment and dealing with situations arising in accordance with school policies and procedures. 

 

The role is a permanent, 30 hours per week, term time plus 2 days, contract. 

 

The King’s School 

The King’s School, part of Pontefract Academies Trust, boasts a rich heritage and a commitment to every student's potential. In 2023, our progress outcomes ranked us in the top 15% of secondary schools nationally, affirming our dedication to excellence. This accolade also secured our position as the third top-performing high school in the Wakefield district. Regardless of background or ability, every student is valued and placed at the heart of our mission. Converting potential into reality isn't just a goal; it's a promise we fulfil daily, ensuring that each individual achieves their highest aspirations. 


What can we offer you?  

We’re passionate about employee benefits at Pontefract Academies Trust, offering the following as standard to all:  

  • Exciting career and leadership pathways supported by outstanding CPD opportunities 
  • Generous employer pension (Teachers Pension and West Yorkshire Pension Fund - LGPS). 
  • Generous annual leave entitlements paid as part of your annual salary (starting from 26 days annual leave, up to a maximum of 33 days dependent on length of service and grade of role – plus 8 statutory bank holidays).  
  • Fantastic family friendly policies with a focus on employee work/life balance.  
  • Cycle to work scheme.  
  • Discounted gym membership  
  • Free eyecare via Specsavers 
  • Childcare vouchers 
  • Employee wellbeing programme (including physiotherapy, personal or professional concerns on legal, health, finance, wellbeing, and other matters). 
  • Discounts at numerous retailers including O2 
  • Free flu vaccinations. 


Next steps:   

Please click here to view our 2022 – 2025 Trust Strategic Plan, or click here to access the King’s School Pontefract website.  


We're always thrilled to connect with potential applicants before interviews. If you're curious to learn more or would like to experience the warmth of our wonderful school through a visit, please feel free to reach out at recruitment@kings.patrust.org.uk or give us a call on 01977 601701.   


Please click here  to access our website and submit your application on our Face-Ed system no later than 10:00am on Thursday 18th July 2024.  


We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone.  


The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form. 

Qualifications

Qualification Title Grade
Level 2 Numeracy/Literacy Qualifications
Essential
4 or more GCSE's at Grade C/4 or higher, including English and Maths (or equivalent grades/qualifications)
Desirable

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Safeguarding Information

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from everyone.


The Pontefract Academies Trust is wholly committed to ensuring children and young people are fully supported and safe. We are dedicated to the safeguarding of all children and young people whilst promoting their welfare.  Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS Enhanced Disclosure and pre-employment checks (including online checks). Shortlisted applicants will also be asked to provide a self-declaration form. 

 

The King's School

Mill Hill Lane
Pontefract
West Yorkshire
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