Learning Support Assistant

Starting Salary: £19,880.29 – £20,872.03 (FTE £23,113 – £24,266)

Salary ranges dependent on level of relevant qualification held

 Start Date:6th May 2024

37 hours | Term Time Only | Monday to Friday

Barr Beacon School | Support Staff
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Barr Beacon School, Old Hall Lane, Walsall, WS9 0RF 

The role:  

At Barr Beacon School, we want the best for every single child and our Learning Support Assistants are vital in achieving this. There should be no barriers to learning and strong Learning Support Assistants will help young people be successful in school while preparing them for success in their future careers. The successful candidate will work under the instruction and guidance of teachers and leadership to undertake work, care and support programmes, to enable access to learning for pupils and to assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.  

About you:  

The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, supportive and compassionate individual committed to assisting our pupils and providing a positive learning environment.  

Skillset will include:  

  • Having excellent interpersonal and communication skills to build a rapport with our SEN pupils; 
  • Adequate level of literacy and numeracy (GCSE grade C or Equivalent in English & Maths); 
  • Holding either a relevant qualification or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience; 
  • Having a basic understanding of child development and learning.  

Please see job description for full list of skills, duties and responsibilities. 

About us:  

Barr Beacon School has a shared belief that no child should fail and our high standards and expectations ensure our pupils strive for success. As a highly successful school, we have a commitment to exceptional teaching to provide the best possible education for our students. The successful candidate will have access to excellent professional development opportunities within our Academy and across the wider Matrix Academy Trust.

We are committed to fostering a culture that values the health and well-being of all employees at Matrix Academy Trust. We are proud to offer a comprehensive well-being package to all employees, including access to 24/7 online GP, physiotherapy services and counselling services. We also offer all employees annual health checks which includes the flu jab, BMI checks and a general discussion with a qualified Nurse.  

To apply, please complete our application form available from https://www.workatmatrix.co.uk/ and send to Headteacher Mrs K Hibbs: Khibbs@barrbeaconschool.co.uk. 

Application Deadline: 19th April 2024  

Please note that suitable candidates will be called for interview and we reserve the right to remove any advertised role early. 

Matrix Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS clearance and preemployment checks in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education