Learning Support Assistant (Level 2) Visual Impairment
NORTHFIELD SCHOOL & SPORTS COLLEGE
Grade F point 7-8, £16,538 - £16,840 (actual pay)
32.5 hrs/week - term time only (plus PD days as required)
29th Sep 2023
‘Pupils behave well. Staff and pupils get on well’
Ofsted, February 2023
Northfield School is a large 11-16 school and specialist sports college. We are an ambitious and inclusive school with state of the art facilities and interactive technology in a well-resourced newly refurbished main building and a separate new Year 7 school.
Following an inspection in February 2023, Ofsted judged the school to be good in all areas. Results in the summer continued the upward trend. This is a great time to join our school.
We are looking to appoint a positive, flexible, proactive and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant. The successful candidate will be a patient and caring individual who can provide effective enhanced support to Visually Impaired pupils, with a strong emphasis on developing pupil confidence and promoting independent learning. Experience of working with young people with a visual impairment and/or an ability to communicate using braille would be an advantage; however is not a requirement for the role.
We can offer you:
- an enthusiastic, talented and supportive team
- a newly built and superbly resourced teaching and learning environment
- excellent opportunities for CPD
- a staff health and well being programme
- a warm, friendly and positive working environment where everyone is valued
Alternatively, applications are also accepted by post (FAO Catherine Frost). NB: we do not accept CVs.
Visits to the school are welcome by appointment; please call Catherine Frost on 01642 557373 or email HR@northfieldssc.org
CLOSING DATE: FRIDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2023, 12 NOON
The school is committed to safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. The posts are subject to enhanced disbarring bureau service disclosure.
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NORTHFIELD SCHOOL & SPORTS COLLEGE
Northfield School has been providing high quality education for the young people for over 45 years. With our latest transformation now complete, pupils have state of the art facilities to thrive in.
We are a values led school; our three core values being respect, honesty and resilience. These core values, along with staff having the highest expectations of every student underpin our desire to ensure that we are able to inspire confident learners, who will leave Northfield with a really good level of knowledge, skills and experience to thrive in an ever- changing world.
Northfield is a popular school and to cater for the significant demand, a 330 place state-of-the art, multi-million pound Year 7 School was built on site and opened in September 2018.
In January 2020, the school was judged as continuing to be a good school. The report acknowledges the hard work of the headteacher, staff and governors in bringing about positive changes to the school in the last twelve months. Ofsted highlights that low level disruption is rare and that pupils engage well in their work and lessons. Our recent report also notes that parental support for the school is strong.
The valued work of the school’s pastoral staff, as well as the wide range of extra-curricular activities offered by the school as part of its personal development programme are also highlighted in the report.
Our 2019 examination results continued to build upon our academic success with improvements in a number of key areas. It was particularly pleasing to see a good increase in the number of Grade 9’s achieved by our students. This success builds upon our other achievements such as Arts Gold Mark (Exemplary) Award, Gold School Games Award, Duke of Edinburgh Award Flagship School and Holocaust Education Beacon School. Our SMSC programme is also a real strength.
Our recent Ofsted inspection also highlighted the fact that all staff enjoy working at Northfield and this is something that we’re very proud of. Staff well-being is a priority. As part of our recent inspection, 111 staff completed the Ofsted online survey and all 111 said that the school is well led and managed.
The school’s reputation for sporting success is well founded. Our girls have been national champions for table tennis a number of times, were badminton national finalists and the football team played in the national finals at Wembley in 2015. In 2017, the girls went one place further and became national Futsal champions. The school has also won the Teesside School Sports Awards for Girls and Team for the past two years.
Our students became national champions at Dragon Boat Racing in 2018. In 2016, School Sport magazine judged the school to be in the top 10 nationally for sporting achievement.
The school’s website contains a considerable amount of information and our pupils and staff regularly update its content. Please visit our website to find out even more about developments or access up to date information about Northfield.Visit School Website