Learning Assistant

School/Academy Services
Full Time - Term Time Only
The Beech Academy (part of The Evolve Trust), Fairholme Drive, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 6DX
Grade 3 (Point 14-18)

Required for September 2019. 

The Beech Academy which is part of the Evolve Trust, is a high achieving and expanding special school for students aged 11-18 with Moderate Learning Difficulties.  Many of the pupils also have diagnoses of Autistic Spectrum Condition and other learning difficulties.  The Specialist Provision supports more able pupils, potentially achieving higher grade GSCE and equivalent, with anxiety related non-attendance issues from across the Mansfield and Nottinghamshire area.  

The Academy is in the strong position in that we are expanding our provision at the Westfield Site, increasing the number of pupils that attend Beech and also advancing our educational offer to best serve the needs of the pupils in the area. We are seeking a values driven Learning Assistant to work at our academy who will need to be inclusive for all our pupils, show ambition in all aspects of their work, be resilient and embed resilience in our pupils, demonstrate endeavour in all they do and always act with integrity. The successful candidate will predominantly deliver a curriculum in a range of subjects including Cooking, Maths, English and Topic work and s/he will need the ability to inspire our students to reach their full potential.  You will need to demonstrate a passion to work with children and young people with complex needs such as pupils who present anxiety related behaviour. Specialist support and training will be provided for the successful candidate wishing to make this exciting career move into special needs education.  The Academy takes a very person-centred approach to each of its pupils' learning to maximise their independence and realise their aspirations.

This post is a superb career opportunity in a school that has:

  • Three year improving trends in attainment and progress
  • Three year improving trends in attendance and behaviour data
  • Ofsted ‘Good’ grading with ‘Outstanding’ judgements for Leadership and PDBW
  • Pupils who attend well, are willing and eager to learn
  • A high quality provision for personalised staff Professional Learning and Development at class level and leadership
  • Opportunities to work with other schools in the Trust

Visits to the school are welcomed, as are phone calls with the Head Teacher, Michael Lucas.  For further information or to arrange a call/visit, please contact the Academy on 01623 626008.

If you are interested in joining us, seek an exciting challenge and want to ‘make a difference’ please visit our website at www.beech.evolvetrust.org  to find out more. 

Closing date: 12 noon 12 July 2019

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