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Learning Support Assistants

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
20/09/2020 23:59
£18,795 - £19,945 per annum, pro rata (actual £14,051 - £14,912 pa)
Hours per week:
32.50 hours per week, term time, plus 5 training days
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Harry Watts Academy, Firtree Avenue, Washington NE38 9BA
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
20 Sep

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Further information

This school has Academy status and is part of Prosper Learning Trust; the employer will be the Multi Academy Trust.

Harry Watts Academy (A school for pupils with autism)

Learning Support Assistants to be class based as directed by the Head Teacher.
Hours of work to be Monday to Friday 8.30 am – 3.30 pm. The post is suitable for experienced Special Needs Assistants.

Required from Monday 2 November 2020, Learning Support Assistants with an interest in working with pupils with autism and associated disorders. All pupils have significant learning difficulties and complex needs. The vast majority of pupils are working below the standard of the national curriculum assessments and therefore need an adapted, personalised curriculum tailored to their individual needs.

Harry Watts Academy is a new school for pupils aged between five and sixteen years with autism. The school opened in September 2020 and is currently based in temporary accommodation at the Harraton Centre in Washington. It is anticipated that the school will relocate to its permanent home in Sunderland in February 2021. Harry Watts Academy is part of PROSPER Learning Trust (a multi academy trust).

We are strongly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. Successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure and a range of other recruitment checks. Please note that in all cases written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

Download the application pack/details from https://harrywattsacademy.co.uk/vacancies/learning-support-assistants

Please note: submissions via recruitment agencies will not be accepted or considered in the short listing process and only completed application forms will be considered.

Closing date: 20 September 2020

Please note: Interviews will be held during week commencing 28 September 2020 if you have not heard from us by this date please assume your application has been unsuccessful.

As this post involves working with children, vulnerable adults or dealing with sensitive information, written references will be taken up and made available to interviewers before the final selection stage; even if you indicate otherwise.

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