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Learning Support Assistant

Oakbank School is seeking a Learning Support Assistant who is passionate about inspiring children to achieve their full potential.

Location: Oakbank School, Reading
Salary range: £15,278 - £16,212 (£17,842 - £18,933 FTE)
Contract term: Permanent
Full time/term time: 37.5 hours per week (8am - 4pm) Term Time only + 5 inset days
Start date: As soon as possible
Applications deadline: 7 February 2022
Interview date: TBC

Our ethos is aspirational and inclusive, our staff is highly motivated, our pupils courteous and hard-working and our facilities excellent. Joining Oakbank School represents a unique opportunity to join an expanding school whilst working within a wider Academy Trust that gives excellent possibilities for professional and career development.

Oakbank School requires an enthusiastic, skilled and flexible individual to join our team and support pupils with a range of additional needs. The role will involve mentoring and supporting the learning of individual pupils and small groups under the direction of the teachers.

Applicants will need to have a good standard of education, particularly written and spoken English. Experience of working with pupils with additional need would be beneficial but training will be in place for the successful candidate to ensure they are appropriately skilled. Experience of working with pupils with communication difficulties, dyslexia and autism would be an advantage, but not essential. The Learning Support department at Oakbank can offer a very experienced and supportive team with opportunities for training and ongoing professional development.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy earlier than the advertised date if we have received applications that meet the criteria.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check and satisfactory references.