Learning Support Assistant (Enhanced)
The Durham Federation
Grade 5 (£20,092 - £22,183) pro rata
37 hours per week term time + 10 days
Enhanced Learning Support Assistant
Start date – January 2022 or sooner if possible
Grade 5 (£20,092 – £22,183) pro rata
Term time + 10 additional days
The Governors of Durham Federation are looking to recruit a highly motivated, ambitious and inspiring individual to join our Learning Support Team.
Durham Federation is located 5 miles outside of Durham city in the village of Ushaw Moor. We pride ourselves in being a progressive, inclusive school that supports every child to reach their full academic potential and develop their skills and abilities through a wide range of exciting opportunities. We are a forward thinking and creative organisation and believe it is important to adapt and change to meet the needs of our community. We take care to value and develop all colleagues to enable them to do their very best for the students we teach.
In September 2021 we opened our Enhanced Learning Provision which offers a child with additional needs the curriculum, support, intervention, health and pastoral care of a specialist provision in an environment where access to mainstream curriculum, teaching and peers is still available. It is a blended model of education which delivers specialist support above and beyond Quality First Teaching and the offer in an mainstream setting, so that children can develop and maintain age appropriate relationships with their community peer group whilst accessing an educational offer which is bespoke and alternative to the typical mainstream school. It is a holistic model of education and inclusion. Each child has an individual timetable based on their age and ability to ensure that their academic potential is achieved and we are seeking highly skilled and dedicated individuals to contribute to this very exciting development.
Outcomes from a recent Ofsted inspection in March 2021 stated:
‘’Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action to provide education in the current circumstances.’’
We pride ourselves that during lockdowns over the past year our school has provided every student with a chromebook so that remote learning has been embedded within the curriculum and that none of our students have been disadvantaged by learning from home as staff provided daily remote learning lessons. This was recognised by our school featuring in the Above and Beyond Festival for Innovation and Creativity in Education.
If you would like to join us we can offer:
- A positive and caring ethos and working atmosphere.
- Friendly students, eager to learn and achieve.
- A committed, enthusiastic and supportive staff team.
- Excellent support from the Governing Body, the staff and parents.
If you feel that you have what it takes to become a successful member of our Learning Support Team and help to secure rapid improvement over the next 12 months then this is the job for you.
For further information about the position, or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Debbie White, Business Manager on 0191 3730336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completed application forms should be returned by 12 noon on Monday 1st November 2021.
We look forward to welcoming you to our school.
The Durham Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to pre-employment checks. References will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.
Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met
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The Durham Federation
Durham Federation is on an incredibly exciting journey and has been transformed over the last 18 months, we are now ready to move on with the next level of our development plan in order to grow and nurture ambitious, confident and respectful young people. We are on a mission to regain our Ofsted outstanding grading, and as such are investing significantly in staff development and training along with the development of our Ushaw Moor site where a new state of the art Technology and Catering facility opened in October 2018. Our new approach to teaching and learning is already paying huge dividends and students are enjoying learning and progressing together in a supportive, caring environment, where expectations and aspirations are high.
Ofsted October 2018 judged Leadership & Management to be Good.Visit School Website