Learning Support Assistant

SGS The Pegasus School

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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.

We are looking for an LSA who can assist with the general support throughout the school.

Salary: SGSAT Pay Scale up to £21,258 FTE

Contract Term: Permanent: Full-time, term-time only (39 weeks). We would consider part-time for the right candidate.

This is a role which involves working very closely with SEN students, individually and in groups, to enable them to take the fullest advantage of all that takes place at the Pegasus school. You will take a proactive role in ensuring that students have full access to the curriculum, working closely with teachers and other supporting professionals to identify and meet student needs. You will be somebody who is able to build positive relationships with young people while maintaining firm boundaries so that alongside their academic development, they are well-prepared for life beyond Pegasus School.  You will help our students to work well as part of a team, with mutual respect; to understand their own rights and work for the rights of others, and to build the skills necessary for independent study.

The role of LSA can be challenging but incredibly rewarding so this position will suit somebody with a cheerful outlook, personal resilience and excellent communication skills. You would be part of an experienced and supportive SEND team. We welcome applications from candidates with any level of experience.

SGS Pegasus School provides a genuinely innovative school for children and young people with autism, located in our state-of-the-art school in Patchway, South Gloucestershire. We at SGS Pegasus look beyond autism in order to create and individual academic, social, emotional and physical learning experience to ensure each of our children realises their potential. We aim to develop the whole child by creating a bespoke learning experience that celebrates our talents and successes.

Why choose SGS Pegasus school?

You will become an integral part of a supportive and passionate team of teaching, support and admin colleagues at the Pegasus with a commitment to professional development. SGS Pegasus serves a vibrant multi-cultural in-take and celebrates diversity. Pegasus’ leadership and staff are passionate about the development of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion and want this to be reflected throughout the Academy including representation within the staff body. A proportion of student are from different minority groups and disadvantaged backgrounds. Students are excited to learn and are real ambassadors for our diverse community. They benefit from a positive and supportive learning environment.

Closing Date: 3rdth July 2023

Interviews:6thy July 2023

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.

SGS Pegasus School Patchway BS32 4AJ

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Date Posted: 21/06/2023

Deadline for applications: 03/07/2023

Location: SGS Pegasus School Hempton lane, Patchway BS32 4AJ

Start date: 01/09/2023

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