Learning Support Assistant

SGS The Pegasus School

Discover the benefits of joining SGS Academy Trust

Join South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust and be part of educating the workforce of the future, whilst receiving training and development to support your transition into an exciting new career.

We’re really keen to hear from enthusiastic, committed potential employees of the future. For our part, we will provide you with a rewarding career and the development and support you need to make this transition successful.

You will become part of the SGS family, which includes other schools within the Trust and SGS College.

Many valuable staff benefits. Including:

  • Free Parking
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted shopping benefits
  • Excellent Pension Schemes: Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) for Corporate staff and Teachers Pension Scheme (TPS) for academic staff
  • Access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources via SGS College’s occupational health portal.

What support is available to me?

You will be invited to attend our comprehensive induction programme and get up to date with all statutory and mandatory training. You will be entitled to a selection of training and development opportunities to support your professional and personal development.

SGS Pegasus School are seeking a specialist Autism Learning Support Assistant who can inspire our Primary & Secondary pupils, work closely with families and be part of the SGS Pegasus team.

Learning Support Assistant

Post Number: SGSP05

Full Time Equivalent Salary Range: Up to £21,498 pro rata per annum

Actual Salary Range: Up to £18,656.09 pro rata per annum

*Based on Contract Type & Hours

(Salary is dependent on level of qualification and experience)

Term Time Only Contracts will occur a salary adjustment if the start date is after 1st September

Contract Type: Fixed-term until 31st August 2020

Hours: Up to 37 hours per week and 39 working weeks per year

SGS Academy Trust is a Multi Academy Trust, which was formed in response to the request of the Regional Schools Commissioner, Sir David Carter in November 2014.  South Gloucestershire and Stroud College sponsor the Trust, and their size and range of expertise forms the basis of the support for schools within the Trust.

There are three schools within the Trust:

Forest High School is situated in Cinderford, Forest of Dean. Forest High School has engaged with some of the best learning providers in the county to establish a rich, extensive curriculum and to support classroom teaching, The School is small, intimate and student focused.

SGS Pegasus School opened in September 2017 providing a genuinely innovative school for children and young people with autism. It is located in Patchway, South Gloucestershire. The School provides a personalised, multi-disciplinary and evidence-based approach to support young people to learn and thrive.

SGS Berkeley Green UTC opened in September 2017. As the first University Technical College (UTC) in Gloucestershire, Berkeley Green aspires to combine outstanding academic and technical education.

SGS Pegasus School are seeking a specialist Autism Learning Support Assistant who can inspire our Primary & Secondary pupils, work closely with families and be part of the SGS Pegasus team. We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate with awareness and experience of supporting pupils with SEN. Qualifications related to Special Educational Needs are desirable.

Our Learning Support Assistants (LSA) are employed from 8.30am – 4.30pm with a 30-minute lunch break. To ensure continuity for our pupils, LSAs are part of a rota for playground and lunch duties. We will ensure you receive the support and breaks you need during the day but we are looking for LSAs who are flexible to fulfil a variety of roles throughout the school day. We offer a comprehensive training programme to develop our LSAs skills and knowledge.

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of working with autism and/or SEMH. If you are a passionate and enthusiastic individual and are interested in this position please complete a SGSAT Application Form and return hrservicedesk@sgscol.ac.uk ensuring you quote the Post reference number.

Closing Date: Sunday 22nd March 2020

Expected Interview Date: w/c 30th March 2020

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and maintain a satisfactory Disclosure Certificate, Enhanced with Children’s Barred list check, as a requirement of the job.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud Academy Trust welcomes applications from all sectors of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.


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Date Posted: 10/03/2020

Deadline for applications: 22/03/2020

Location: SGS Pegasus School

Start date: 20/04/2020

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