Learning and Progress Assistant

Fixed Term
Full Time - Term Time Only
Until 31 July 2020
Heanor Gate Science College, Kirkley Drive, Heanor DE75 7RA
NJC 3-5 (£15,216-£15,831 per annum)

Required as soon as possible 

Heanor Gate Science College, situated on the Derbyshire / Nottinghamshire border, is looking to appoint an enthusiastic, committed and reliable individual to work within a successful, forward thinking Inclusion and Intervention team. The successful applicant will provide classroom support to students. The role will involve working with SEND students with varying degrees of learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties. We are a ‘good’ school (Ofsted March 2017) with a strong commitment to ongoing professional development. 

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic individual who shares our ethos of supporting all learners to achieve their full potential and raises aspiration. 

Spencer Academies Trust is an educational charity and academy sponsor, which is committed to ensuring that every child, regardless of background, has access to an outstanding education and real choices in life. Our successful track record of providing high quality teaching and learning which ensures improved outcomes for children and young people. Our mission statement for the Trust reflects our vision and aim for all Trust schools. Our highly successful network of 20 schools (8 secondary and 12 primary) educates students across Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Nottingham City, Derby City and Leicestershire. 


Spencer Academies Trust is an exceptional trust, which provides an outstanding education for local children. Our Trust is a model of national excellence. We work collaboratively to achieve the best possible outcomes for all young people, in an environment where partnership is valued and success is celebrated. Our education delivers real life experiences for students, promotes independent enquiry and stimulates intellectual curiosity; whilst developing a strong sense of individual responsibility and a personal belief and confidence. All of our students fulfil their potential and make unparalleled progress. They are fully prepared for the next phase of their education and have unrivalled opportunities to become future leaders. 

We believe:

  • All children have a right to a quality education regardless of background or ability, and have an entitlement to the opportunity of a secure progression route in their learning and development.
  • Schools are stronger when they work in collaboration with each other, operate within a ‘family’ and are open to a true sense of partnership.
  • We grow the effectiveness and sustainability of our schools by developing the people within them, and that through shared and equitable responsibility for quality and outcomes; we achieve more. 

Applicants would be expected to share the Trust’s high aspirations and expectations for pupils and staff. 

If you would like to discuss the role or you have any queries, please contact Miss B Bailey on b.bailey2@heanorgate.derbyshire.sch.uk or telephone 01773 716396. 

Applications for this post must be submitted using our online application form which can be found at http://www.satrust.com/vacancies. 

In line with safer recruitment policies, references will be called for prior to interview. 

Closing date for applications is 12 midday Wednesday 22 January 2020.

Interviews will take place Wednesday 29 January 2020.


Spencer Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS with children’s barred list check and completion of Level 2 safeguarding training.


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