Job Title:         Learning Support Assistant

Location:         Leigh

Salary:              £16,500

Hours:              37.5 hours per week; Monday to Friday/8:25am to 4.00pm

Contract:          Permanent, Term Time Only

Are you looking to make a difference in the lives of young people?

Do you want to join a Team making a difference each and every Day?

Are you looking for a challenging but truly rewarding career?

We are looking for an experienced Learning Support Assistant to join our fantastic team at The Holden, Leigh. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will support our Teachers to take a creative approach to teaching pupils according to their educational needs in a way that maximises children’s achievement and ability to develop.

This is a great opportunity for a Learning Support Assistant who wants to start or continue their career in Education and is motivated to inspire learning for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant, who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Whilst previous experience of working in a specialist school would be desirable, excellent teaching skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

Educated to GCSE level in Maths and English, Grade C/level4 or equivalent, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

The Holden School is an independent specialist day school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16, catering for children with a wide range of needs in Lancashire, Manchester and surrounding areas. Our dedicated team work together to ensure successful outcomes for pupils who often arrive at the school with a troubled view of education and life. We are a Therapeutic Led Trauma Informed School providing individualised curriculums for our young people supported by our Class Teams, our Wellbeing Team and our own Therapists.

We pride ourselves in steering children in the right direction, nurturing aspiration to progress them academically and socially, to encourage them to take pride in their achievements. Socially, we build confidence in our students so they are able to have a greater understanding of the wider community in which they live.

Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.


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