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Future Teachers Programme: Learning Support Assistant

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Teaching Personnel are working with a central Manchester based secondary school that is looking to recruit prospective future teachers who can fulfil the role of a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to start with them for the remainder of the academic year. The successfully appointed future teacher(s) would start with the school as soon as possible but ideally no later than the Monday 28th October (following the half term).

As the new cohort of year 7s start at school, the successful Learning Support Assistants will be supporting students in year 7 as well as across the age range gaining further experience and skills to equip them for a future career as a teacher. This school has a direct link with an Initial Teacher Training Programme where the successful LSAs could progress onto their SCITT (School Centred teacher training) following a year supporting within the school. There are a number of opportunities for graduates given multiple requirements at this school.

The school are looking for confident, astute, adaptable and motivated graduates who are an aspirational future teacher able to utilise previous transferable experience.

Key aspects of the Future Teacher: Learning Support Assistant role -

  • Full time Learning Support Assistant required: graduate level education required
  • Pay range dependent upon experience and qualification: earn up to £1250 per month
  • Provide support and intervention to year 7s aswell as work within a specific subject area
  • Academic school with a large cohort of students identified as excelling students and gifted and talented
  • LSA required for the full academic year with the option to progress onto a school based contract on a teacher training programme

As a prospective future teacher, the successful graduate should have a vested interest in the education sector and be looking to gain valuable experience in a secondary school. Graduates who have experience of supporting students are highly encouraged to apply now. This role will include supporting a variety of students aged between 11 and 15 in the main. Working with older students, you will be focussed on GCSE preparation and provide intervention at set times.

The school is located in the central Manchester area making it very easy to access via the M60 motorway network or for those travelling from Levenshulme, Longsight, Didsbury and Chorlton via public transport. The school is a fairly large sized secondary school with the successful Learning Support Assistant being supported throughout their placement at the school.

If you are a graduate of any degree discipline with experience of supporting students (desirable but not essential) in any capacity or with prior experience fulfilling the role of a LSA, TA, Learner Mentor or Graduate Mentor then apply now with your latest CV.

All applicants will require the appropriate qualifications and training for this role. Please see teachingpersonnel.com/faqs for details.

All pay rates quoted will be inclusive of 12.07% statutory holiday pay.

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