Extended Schools Assistant - Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery

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Harlow CM17 9SF, UK
Round House Way England CM17 9SF GB

Post: Extended Schools Assistant with Learning Support and Midday duties during Term Time, Newhall Primary Academy and Nursery

Contract: Permanent, Part- time 7.30am – 1pm (27.5 hours/week) OR 12pm – 6pm (30 hours/week), 52 weeks per year with holiday entitlement

Start Date: 4th November/ ASAP

 

We are looking for an energetic and highly motivated practitioner to support in our Extended Schools provision throughout the year and support within classrooms and at lunchtime during term-time.

We are looking for someone who is up for a challenge and wants to get stuck in with all aspects of our academy life!

About us

Newhall is a brand-new, state of the art academy on the Newhall development in Harlow, with the capacity for 420 children. The Primary Academy will have 102 children on roll in September. It will grow year-on-year until it reaches full capacity (60 per year). The Nursery has capacity for 56 children and is open all year round from 7.30am until 6pm. It offers both funded and private day care places.

The Academy and Nursery opened in September 2018 with 15 permanent staff and we are now seeking additional staff to join us and be part of the unique opportunity to build and grow the setting from its infancy. There is no doubt about it, setting up the Academy and Nursery from scratch takes vision, dedication and hard-work, but being part of that exciting and rare journey is exciting and it will be very rewarding to see the Academy and Nursery take shape over the next few years. To see more information about Newhall, please visit our website.

The children at Newhall are enthusiastic, keen to learn and a joy to work with. We are also supported by a growing community, including very supportive and engaged parents and an active Governing Body.

About the role

As an Extended Schools Assistant, you will support the Extended Schools Leader in supervising children attending either Breakfast or After School Club and Holiday Club; providing appropriate activities, encouraging cooperation, securing children’s safety, monitoring well – being (including access to a quality breakfast and tea) and ensuring good behaviour.

During term-time, you will spend either the morning or afternoon supporting children in class with their learning. You will also support the children during lunch time as a Mid-day Assistant.

You will be line managed by the Extended Schools Leader and SENCo and work alongside the rest of our team to help create an exciting and vibrant Academy, where all children thrive.

What we’re looking for:

We are looking for an individual to join our friendly team who is ready to share their enthusiasm and who, above all, is passionate about education and the opportunities a good quality school experience can provide all children.

Our ideal candidate will be able to support in delivering inspirational learning experiences in a stimulating environment and be committed to excellence, inclusion and challenge. You will be part of a unique journey to help start up a state of the art school and nursery that will be based at the heart of the community for the future, as well as being part of the largest primary Multi-Academy Trust in the country.

The successful candidate will have:

  • The motivation to achieve the very best for the children in our care and be relentless in the pursuit of excellence.
  • Excellent inter-personal experience as an effective good and outstanding practitioner.
  • Excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour
  • Good organisational skills
  • Creativity which drives all aspects of extended school learning and care.

In return we can offer:

  • A firm commitment to you and your professional development.
  • Friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hardworking colleagues, staff and Governors.
  • A growing learning community.
  • Encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference.
  • Coaching and mentoring from the Academy’s Senior Leadership Team.
  • Fantastic trust-wide CPD opportunities
  • Vast opportunities for career progression

How to apply

We hope you will take the time to find out more about our new academy and experience our warm welcome. For further information about the role, or to arrange an informal discussion, please contact Debbie Gayler, Headteacher at head@newhallacademy.org or telephone 01279 215480.

Completed applications should be sent via e-mail to head@newhallacademy.org

To download application form and supporting documents please click below:

Welcome Letter from the Headteacher

Extended Schools Assistant Job Description

Extended Schools Assistant Person Specification

LSA Job Description

Midday Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Short listed candidates will be invited for interview on Friday 25th October 2019.

Newhall Academy and Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to and Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

 

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