Learning Support Assistant (LSA) Apprentice Secondary Phase
Salary: National Apprenticeship rate of pay will apply
Hours: Full Time, term-time only, 19 months fixed term
William Hulme’s Grammar School (WHGS) is a well-established 3-18 Academy and is the most over-subscribed school in Greater Manchester with a long and distinguished history. It has a very inclusive and diverse community with over 40 languages spoken and our school is truly representative of Manchester’s rich multi-cultural heritage.? We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and particularly those committed to diversity and inclusion.
WHGS has over 1500 pupils with a wide range of abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds. Reporting to the Secondary Phase SENDCO, an opportunity has arisen for a Learning Support Assistant to join the Secondary Phase Team. You will have at least 2 years’ experience of working with SEND children. The successful candidate must be patient, caring, supportive and willing to work with a committed staff team. The ability to work and communicate well with parents and with natural authority is essential for this post. The ideal candidate will also have good numeracy and literacy as well as sound ICT skills.
The LSA role is vital in supporting teaching staff in the delivery of lessons by supporting students with learning difficulties /disabilities in mainstream classes. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellence within their role and be a role model to others within the department. They will have leadership skills and be able to take the initiative to support the day to day running of the Department. They will be able to develop an understanding of the special educational needs of the student/s concerned and facilitate their access to lessons and its content through appropriate clarification, explanations, equipment and materials.
WHGS has a Resourced Provision for pupils with Autism and Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) and as a member of the Learning support team, you will have the opportunity to work alongside Specialist staff and gain experiences and expertise within the field of Autism and Speech language and communication needs.
Following a huge expansion programme, we offer you an impressive and vibrant place to work with great staff and students, where your passion for children’s development will be valued and where you will find a genuine commitment to continuing and enhancing your professional development.
For full details of the role and responsibilities, please see the associated job description, person specification and terms and conditions documents. A commitment to the school’s extra-curricular programme is desirable. Within the school, a large range of activities (clubs, trips and visits) take place.
Please note, this is a full time, term time only role, and the salary will be pro rata'd accordingly.
Closing Date: W/C 5 September 2022
Interviews: W/C 12 September 2022
William Hulme's Grammar School 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.
We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.