Learning Support Partner
James Calvert Spence College
£16, 297 – £16,594
23rd Jun 2023
Learning Support Partner
32.5 hours per week (term time plus 5 days), permanent
Band 3: £16, 297 – £16,594
As a result of learning needs identified within pupil cohorts, we are recruiting additional Learning Support Partners (LSPs) to join our friendly and supportive Special Educational Needs team to start as soon as possible.
Main duties include working in classrooms to support individual, or small groups of pupils in reaching their specific social, emotional or academic targets.
Often referred to as Teaching Assistant or Learning Support Assistant, at JCSC we recognise the vital and valued work undertaken, and have named the role ‘Learning Support Partner’, which we believe more accurately reflects the direct impact your work will have on our pupils, their learning and their futures.
The successful candidates will be able to work independently with individuals, small groups or within a whole class as required; have the ability to use initiative and apply effective problem-solving skills; be able to work as a member of a team; and sensitively understand the needs of pupils and their families.
Typical work includes:
- 1 to 1 or small group support for pupils in class
- Delivery of intervention programmes to individual pupils or small groups
- Supporting with setting and reviewing targets and updating pupil passports
In return, this rewarding position offers good prospects for in-school development and progression – former LSPs have moved on to Pastoral Support Officer and Assistant SENDCO roles within JCSC – and also offers practical experience for anyone considering a career in teaching. Our LSPs benefit from participation in weekly staff CPD alongside teaching staff and benefit from the guidance of the county’s lead SENCO, who also happens to be Head of Lower School and SENDCO here at JCSC. Training is provided on a range of SEND and whole school related topics such as safeguarding and literacy, as well as specific SEND needs.
Experience working within education is welcome but not essential – it is more important that you are an empathetic individual who is passionate about education and helping pupils to overcome barriers to learning. If you can support, motivate and inspire our pupils to get the most out of their time at JCSC, we want to hear from you!
Our Learning Support Partners typically work 32.5 hours equally spread evenly over 5 days with some after school time on Wednesdays to accommodate continual professional learning time. However, we will also consider applications from candidates who wish to job share or work reduced hours.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. It is essential that all staff and volunteers share this commitment. You can view our policy for Safeguarding and Child protection here. An enhanced criminal records check from the Disclosure and Barring Service is required for all posts.
Further details about the school and vacancy can be obtained from www.jcsc.co.uk or by emailing email@example.com, Assistant Headteacher – Teaching & Learning and SENCO.
Interested in applying?
Completed application forms should be submitted by email to Linda Gordon, Business Support Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 23 June 2023.
Interviews will take place in during week commencing 26 June.
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James Calvert Spence College
James Calvert Spence College is a school that welcome students from year 5 through to Sixth Form. Based in Amble in Northumberland, we are situated in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK, including the historic village of Warkworth and its castle to the north, the picturesque fishing village of Amble, and an area of outstanding national beauty at Druridge Bay.
As a parent, one of the most important decisions you will have to make is to choose the correct school for your child. It needs to be the right environment for them staffed with caring professionals who all have the same positive attitude towards what makes a school exceptional. James Calvert Spence College provides all of this and more.
We have high aspirations for all of our students – we expect them to show determination and a desire to achieve highly, and in return we offer unwavering support throughout their years with us. In Key stage 4 and the sixth form, we offer a wide range of GCSE, A-Level and vocational courses to make sure that there is a relevant pathway into Higher Education, further training or employment for everyone.
In 2019, our Key Stage 4 results placed us 6th in the county based on the main indicator of Progress 8, and our Sixth Form ranked 5th in the county for performance and progress for those aged 16-19. Although rankings were not available for 2020 due to the impact of coronavirus, the vast majority of our Year 13 students earned a place at University or progressed to their choice of education, training or employment. Many of our students gained truly outstanding results and left JCSC fully prepared for the next stage in their lives.
The governors and staff of the college are committed to its continuing development and improvement, to ensure that it provides education of the highest quality for all students. We are proud to serve the young people of Amble and the surrounding area and we understand how important it is for us to be at the heart of our community.Visit School Website