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Learning Support Assistant

Location:                                Tomlinscote School, Surrey

Start Date:                             1st September 2024

Application Deadline:           Monday 15th July 2024, 9am

Salary:                           Support Staff Grade 4 £20,616.91 - £25,635.02 per annum to reflect the term time only nature of the contract, (£24,310 - £30,227 FTE)

Contract:                                36 hours per week, term time only, Monday - Friday (part time shall be considered)

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  • Are you an organised and articulate individual, with good attention to detail?
  • Do you have confidence in your ability to support students with SEND needs?
  • Are you passionate about supporting students in secondary education to achieve their full potential?
  • Do you have outstanding interpersonal and communication skills?

If you can answer yes to these questions, we would love to hear from you.

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This is an exciting opportunity to join the SEND team within an outstanding Secondary School. 

We are looking for Learning Support Assistants to work in a busy Special Educational Needs & Disabilities (SEND) Department, facilitating the provision of high-quality education to our students. This is an exciting opportunity to work at this highly successful secondary school. The suitable candidates will be passionate about supporting students to achieve their full potential; confident, articulate and organised, with strong communication and IT skills. LSAs would be supporting students with SEND within a mainstream classroom on a daily basis. 

Experience will not be a determining fact, as we welcome applications from different career backgrounds. We will develop every staff member that joins our team, providing one-to-one support, coaching, mentoring and access to extensive professional development.

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A Centre of Excellence

Tomlinscote is a highly successful, over-subscribed, mixed comprehensive school of approximately 1500 students. Our staff enjoy working here because our standards, facilities and staff well-being are excellent.

Our students are a pleasure to teach and make excellent progress as shown by the positive examination data.  All Tomlinscote students have their own iPad to enhance learning inside or outside of the classroom.  

As a new member of staff you will receive plenty of support from your colleagues both from the department and from the wider school community.  

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The Prospect Trust

Tomlinscote School joined The Prospect Trust in September 2018. The Trust is a dynamic and ambitious multi-academy Trust on the Hampshire/Surrey border, providing outstanding education and support for almost 6,ooo learners through its family of local academies. The Trust has a relentless desire to improve the educational outcomes and lives of the young people in our local communities. The successful candidate will be expected to embrace the Trust’s values and play a key role in supporting its students.

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How to apply

If you would like to have a further discussion before applying for this role please contact the HR team on team_HR@prospecttrust.org.uk.

Please complete the attached application form and equality monitoring form and email all completed applications to recruitment@prospecttrust.org.uk by Monday 15th July 2024, 9am.

Early applications are encouraged, as the Trust may at its discretion elect to both interview and select candidates before the advertised closing date.

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Other information

The Prospect Trust takes the control and processing of employee data very seriously and is committed to acting in line with the UK General Data Protection Regulation; please read the attached applicant privacy notice which explains how your data is processed.

Prior to the interview, an online search will be conducted by HR, to identify any past or current incidents or issues that might affect your suitability to work with children and undertake this role.  Please note this online search will be carried out only on publicly available information and be limited to issues relating to your suitability to work with children and/or in an educational environment. Issues that arise will not automatically be a bar to your employment at the Trust but may be discussed with you at interview. This is in line with statutory guidance in Keeping Children Safe in Education.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, however all disabled applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be invited for an interview. 

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The Prospect Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and young people within our care and requires all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The job description fully sets out the safeguarding responsibilities of the post. Any future offer of employment remains subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS clearance, a health check and references.

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Contact Us

Tomlinscote Way, Frimley, Surrey, GU16 8PY

01276 70 90 50