Specialist Learning Support Assistant

City of Norwich School, An Ormiston Academy
Responsible to: 
SEND Co-ordinator
31 hours per week, term time plus one week
Salary/salary scale: 
LG Scale D - actual starting salary £12,631 per annum
Closing date: 
30th Oct 2018, 9:00 am
Interview date(s): 
w/c 5th November 2018

The City of Norwich School – An Ormiston Academy is an exciting, forward thinking Academy with high expectations for all its staff and students. We are seeking to appoint a Specialist Learning Support Assistant to support individual students within the classroom specifically in KS4, or to work with groups of students with a specific need.

The successful candidate will need to possess a genuine interest in young people and an insight into how they learn. Patience, flexibility and firmness are very important personal traits alongside good literacy/numeracy and ICT skills. The successful candidate should show the ability to use initiative to support student’s individual needs and to work as part of a large team. A commitment to, and experience of working with, young people with SEND and emotional/social difficulties is essential. Ideally you will have a specialism in, or be willing to train in, one of the following areas: Dyslexia, ADHD or SEMH. As part of the interview process, candidates will be asked to discuss in detail one of the three areas.

CNS has high aspirations for all its staff and students and provides excellent support, both professionally and personally.

If you inspire young people and want to develop your career in a thriving and ambitious school, please visit ‘Vacancies’ in the About Us section of our website www.cns-school.org

If you have not received an invitation to interview within five days of the closing date you should assume that your application for the post has not been successful.

For all posts, City of Norwich School – An Ormiston Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and the expectation is that all staff will share this commitment. Therefore, the successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced DBS check with barred list check (child) via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

If you have a disability and have demonstrated in your supporting information that you meet the minimum (essential) criteria for the vacancy, you will be invited for interview.

How to apply: 

Please send your completed application to hr@cns-school.org by the closing date below.

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