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.

We are looking for LSA to work 5 days a week here at Pegasus School.

  • Post Number: REQ000773
  • FTE Salary: Up to £22,345 pro rata per annum
  • Actual Salary: £19,391.12 (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: Permanent & Term-Time Only
  • Working Hours: 8:30am  4:30pm

We are looking for LSA to work 5 days a week here at Pegasus School.

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.

South Gloucestershire and Stroud College sponsor SGS Pegasus School as part of their Multi-Academy Trust, and their size and range of expertise forms the basis of the support for schools within the Trust.

For more information, please visit https://academytrust.sgscol.ac.uk/sgs-pegasus-school

Why choose SGS Pegasus?

You will become part of the wider SGS family supporting you with your professional development, access to the LGPS, discounted shopping benefits, and access to a wide variety of external health and wellbeing resources.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities

  • As a Learning Support Assistant your role will involve you assisting with general support throughout the school.
  • You will be taking on 1:1 sessions in the classroom and small groups, as well as supporting whole classes. In general, you will be supporting SEN pupils through the academic, social and emotional elements of school life.
  • You will be expected to promote and secure high standards of teaching and learning, whilst supporting pupil achievement and progression
  • You will need to actively contribute to SGS Pegasus School vision, aims and objectives.

Beneficial Skills & Qualifications

  • SEN related qualification/s desirable
  • Competent in Maths, English and/or use of ICT to at least Grade C or equivalent.
  • Calm and supportive when a student is dysregulated and able to quickly resolve any anxieties
  • Embraces restorative practices when dealing with behaviour management and student learn to repair situations or relationships eventually leading the conversations themselves
  • Have a comprehensive CPD schedule/ log that shows development and willing to grow within your role

Closing Date: 9:00am on Tuesday 31st January 2023

Expected Interview Date: Tuesday 7th February 2023

Expected start date: March 2023 or sooner.

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: 19/01/2023

Deadline for applications: 31/01/2023

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