Behaviour Support Assistant
The St Leonards Academy

Closing date: 22/10/2021

Job posted date: 13/10/2021

Salary: East Sussex Grade 5 - £19,698 - £20,092

Employment type: Permanent

Hours per week: 32

Are you committed to the development and achievement of pupils?

Do you take a creative approach when interacting with children?

We are looking for a Behaviour Support Assistant to join our friendly and enthusiastic team, to provide specialist support for students identified as needing behaviour support and have Additional Educational Needs, as well as in class support. The role will provide support to the teacher as well as supporting the classroom, occasionally requiring some class supervision.  This role is 32 hours per week, term time only plus 5 days.  As the role is part time the salary will be calculated on a pro rata basis equating to £15,563.11 per annum.   The successful candidate will be someone who:

  • Is patient, calm and relaxed with an enthusiastic approach to learning
  • Is confident in running stimulating, fun and educational activities with children
  • Can build and encourage confidence in children, allowing them to lead their own learning when appropriate

About The St Leonards Academy

Ofsted grade: Good (2017)

The St Leonards Academy is a secondary school for 11 to 16-year olds in St Leonards on Sea, East Sussex. We have a clear vision of what creates successful learners and how to implement it. Our pupils are enthusiastic about learning and take pride in themselves. Our school values of potential, respect, integrity, determination and excellence run through everything we do.  We are one of twenty TEEP Ambassador schools in the UK. TEEP stands for Teacher Effectiveness Enhancement; that we have been selected as an ambassador school speaks volumes for how crucial a part of our culture teacher development is. We offer 300 student places each year and have a total capacity of 1500. We also host a special facility for up to 20 young people with physical disabilities and severe autism.

We can offer you:

  • a calm, positive and innovative learning environment
  • excellent facilities and resources for staff and students.

Visit The St Leonards Academy website

The St Leonards Academy Safeguarding Policy - https://www.thestleonardsacademy.org.uk/key-documents/safeguarding-information  

About the University of Brighton Academies Trust

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is the fifth largest multi-academy trust in the south east, with 15 infant, primary and secondary schools all graded by Ofsted as Good or Outstanding. We educate 7,700 children aged 3 months to 16 years and employ 1,200 staff across East and West Sussex.

Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us.  We work collaboratively to help our pupils and everyone connected with our academies achieve excellence. By working together, sharing insights and best practice our schools support each other to improve.  Read more about our vision and values.

The University of Brighton is our sponsor.  We work closely with the University’s School of Education: in 2019 it was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted for all Initial Teacher Training and was awarded the Student Union’s school of the year.

Benefits we offer

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their careers.

We place particular importance on providing opportunities for you to learn and grow, with a package that includes an annual personal development day, job-related apprenticeships to enhance your skillset, open access online training courses, and scholarships run in collaboration with the University of Brighton.  And when the time is right for you to take the next step in your career, we can help you to find the right opportunity in one of our 15 schools.  

The other benefits we offer including our generous public sector pension schemes and family friendly policies are designed to support you with work-life balance, wellbeing and the financial aspects of life.

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Find out more

Download the job description and person specification below for more information about this opportunity.

To arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion about this role please contact Gail Ferguson, Academy Administration Manager on g.ferguson@thestleonardsacademy.org.uk 

To submit your application follow the ‘Apply for job’ link at the bottom of this page.

Key dates

Closing date: 22nd October 2021

Interview date: To be confirmed

Proposed start date: 1st November 2021

​​​​​​​Our commitment

The University of Brighton Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from all members of the community. The Trust is proud to be part of the government’s Disability Confident scheme which underpins our staff recruitment practices.

This post involves regulated activity as summarised in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2021 (paragraph 217).  Anyone engaging in regulated activity must have an enhanced DBS check including barred list information.  

 

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