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Enhanced Provision Classroom Assistant

Reference: JUN20246063
Expiry date: 2024-06-21 08:00:00.000
Location: Stradbroke Primary Academy
Salary: £8,598.00 - £8,741.00 Per Annum
Benefits: The Inspiration Trust offers all staff a range of benefits via our ‘my lifestyle' portal. All eligible staff will have access to a range of benefits from salary sacrifice schemes and employee discounts.
Duration:until 31st August 2025
Attachments: Job-Description.pdf

Salary: Support Staff Pay Scale C: £8,598 to £8,741 pro-rata per annum (£22,737 - £23,114 per annum full time/full year equivalent)

Fixed Term: until 31st August 2025

Part Time: 16 hours per week / 5 days from the start of lunch time to the end of the school day

Working Weeks: Term Time plus 1 week (39 weeks)

Stradbroke Primary Academy are looking for an enthusiastic, and inspiring Enhanced Provision Classroom Assistant to join our team. You will be an inspirational practitioner who is passionate about raising achievement through motivating and inspiring students, who will also contribute to the vision and values of the school.

The role involves supporting children in the classroom and small group interventions to support children to make accelerated progress. You should be able to work effectively as part of a team, following the direction of the teachers as well as working under your own initiative.

Before applying, please read the attached Recruitment Pack and Job Description, for more details about the role. We ask that you read this pack carefully, especially the “Planning your application” section from page 11. This will support your application ensuring you have the opportunity to tell us about your relevant skills, experience and qualifications that relate to the job description and person specification in addition to details of your references covering the last 5 years.

The main responsibility of this role will be:

  • To work under the instruction/guidance of teaching/senior staff.
  • To work within the overall ethos of the Academy.
  • To undertake care and learning programmes and activities to support individuals or groups of pupils, including more specialised support for those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) or EAL (English as an Additional Language).
  • To enable access to learning for pupils and assist the teacher in the management of pupils and the classroom.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good numeracy/literacy skills
  • Experience of working with or caring for children of relevant age
  • Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning
  • Ability to evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities
  • Ability to relate well to children and adults
  • Experience of teaching intervention groups

Stradbroke Primary Academy is recognised as a consistently ‘Good’ school by Ofsted. Stradbroke Primary Academy is a school at the heart of the Gorleston community, which serves a diverse spectrum of pupils.

The school has one goal: to give children the highest standard of education and ensure they leave as well-rounded, independent learners ready to flourish at secondary school. Stradbroke Academy will support them in setting high expectations for their future and develop their approach to learning to ensure it is aspirational and leads to academic success.

We are part of the Inspiration Trust, twice ranked as the country’s top family of comprehensive schools for pupil progress, and strongly believe in the importance of giving the widest educational opportunities to all young people, regardless of their background. We have strong networks across the Trust, with opportunities to work with a diverse range of schools and partners. We are committed to offering excellent professional and learning opportunities for our staff, with a busy programme of continuing professional development courses delivered by some of the country’s best educational thinkers and practitioners.

The Inspiration Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, committed to delivering the very best educational experience for the young people of Norfolk and Suffolk, across 17 schools. We are ambitious for our schools and communities and want to create Britain’s highest performing federation of 3-19 schools and transform education in the East. Inspiration Trust specialises in transforming schools in disadvantaged areas and taking academies from failing to outstanding.

For information on what it is like to live and work in Great Yarmouth, click here. Stradbroke Primary Academy was opened in December 2014, following the conversion of Stradbroke Primary School to an academy. The academy’s first Ofsted inspection in September 2017 rated the academy 'Outstanding' for personal development, behaviour, and welfare, and for early years provision, with a 'Good' rating overall.

In 2023 the school maintained its overall ‘Good’ rating.? “Leaders have high expectations of pupils. There are clear routines around the school, and pupils follow these. The expectations ensure that the school is a calm place, where pupils can generally learn well. Teachers encourage the children to work hard. Teachers and pupils have very positive relationships. Pupils trust adults to keep them safe and help them to learn.”

When you join Inspiration Trust's thriving network of talented teachers, leaders and support staff, you join an organisation that supports you to be the best you can be. The Trust offers a varied professional development programme for employees.

We are committed to offering excellent professional opportunities for our staff, through careful support and personalised CPD. We offer a structured and specific induction programme.

The Trust also offers:

  • Generous holiday entitlement
  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) with generous employer contributions
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a fully confidential service which includes 24/7 free telephone support and access to well-being information, advice and guidance
  • Discounted travel passes via the First Bus Commuter Travel Club
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Retail Benefits offering discounts with many shops and suppliers
  • Corporate membership of the Norwich Theatre Royal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes, including car leasing (subject to T&C), healthcare plans, including Dental insurance and Gym membership 
  • SpecSavers VDU Eyecare and Boots Flu vouchers
  • Free Parking (on most sites)

*Some benefits are only available following successfully passing probation

To apply for this role please click the Apply button to complete the online application form.

Closing date for applications: 9am on Friday 21st June 2024

Interview date: Friday 28th June 2024

Inspiration Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All staff appointments are subject to satisfactory references and enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service checks. We are an equal opportunities employer.