Learning Support Assistant (ASC)

SCP 15 £17,972 pa (Actual Pay £14,378 pa). 35 hours per week. Term-time plus 5 Inset Days
Job start: As soon as possible and fixed term until 31st August 2020.
Closing date: noon, Monday 25 February 2019.

Are you committed to developing outstanding educational experiences for the children in our school?
Do you have the ability to inspire, engage and motivate children to reach their potential? 

If you really want to make a difference, then we need YOU! 

This isn’t just any teaching job. This is the opportunity to be part of something amazing, to improve the life chances of children. 

The Palmer Academy is part of the REAch2 family of Schools in Reading. We are looking for enthusiastic LSA to join our collaborative and growing Academy team. 

We need: 

  • Learning Support Assistant (ASC formally known as ASD) who is committed to encouraging children to develop their natural curiosity and hunger for learning within a safe, secure and accessible environment. 

So, if you are: 

  • An excellent practitioner, keen to work in a supportive and principle-based school. 
  • Driven by a strong moral purpose to enable all children to achieve. 
  • Passionate about creativity and has an excellent sense of humour. 
  • Warm in character, easy to work with and committed to teamwork, recognising that more can be achieved together than is possible as individuals. 
  • A professional who values wellbeing but unafraid of hard work. 
  • Calm and able to handle pressure and setbacks with a smile. 
  • Keen to be challenged to become the best you can be. 
  • Able to be pushed at an accelerated rate of development, and reflective and proactive enough to make it happen. 
  • Determined to succeed with a ‘find a way or make one!’ attitude. 

Then you’d love to work at The Palmer Academy and for REAch2. This is not just another job. This is a chance to be part of something exciting and very worthwhile. 

We can offer you: 

  • A Leadership Team dedicated to helping you develop an outstanding career and balanced life. 
  • The chance to work with a fantastic team, with the best possible opportunities to share ideas. 
  • Opportunity to work alongside outstanding teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis. 
  • An excellent CPD training programme. 
  • A dynamic, creative staff, dedicated to achieving whole-school improvement and building lifelong friendships. 
  • Appreciative, well-behaved and enthusiastic pupils. 
  • Enthusiastic and proactive parents. 

Founded in 2012, REAch2 Academy Trust is the largest primary-only academy trust in the country. It is a growing charitable organisation currently supporting over 55 primary academies across England, including 3 in Reading. REAch2 is a family connected by a common desire to learn from each other, share experiences and be mutually supportive across the entire academy community. We work as a team to deliver exceptional learning opportunities for all pupils in REAch2. 

Visits to our school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged at your convenience – you need to meet our brilliant children! 

Please contact Adrienne Roberts at The Palmer Academy at finance@thepalmeracademy.com or call on 0118 937 5481. 

Application forms and further details are available via email. 

Closing date: Noon, 25 February 2019.
Interview date: tbc.

Our Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An Enhanced DBS check will be sought from the successful candidates.

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The Palmer Academy is part of the REAch2 family of Schools in Reading, Berskire.

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