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Join the Nexus team as a Learning Support Assistant

About the School

Heatherwood School is a vibrant learning community and part of Nexus Multi Academy Trust. It is a

special day school for pupils aged 3-19 years with severe, profound and/or multiple learning


Heatherwood School has an additional post 16 provision for pupils with moderate learning needs; and

a small cohort are educated at, The Bridge, our offsite provision.

We seek to develop a better tomorrow for all learners, through a holistic blend of quality first teaching

experiences; celebrating pupils’ strengths along a highly personalised learning journey.

We are committed to preparing our pupils for adulthood through the provision of outstanding levels

of education and care, facilitating innovative opportunities and experiences to engage, and motivate,

all pupils.

Heatherwood School is dedicated to multi-disciplinary team working, in partnership with parents and

carers, to ensure all pupils develop appropriate skills for life and achieve their full potential.

About the Trust

Nexus Multi Academy Trust was founded in 2016 and has the highest ambitions possible for everyone

we work with. We are a forward thinking and innovative Trust with collaboration, enrichment and

improvement enshrined within our day to day practice ensuring that leaners and their families are

always at the centre of what we do.

The vision for Nexus is that we are constantly “Learning together, to be the best we can be.” This vision

is what we aspire to and is as relatable to every employee and partner of our Trust as it is to our

children, young adults and their families. Please see a copy of our most recent prospectus, which is

included in the recruitment pack for this advert.

Our Opportunity

Heatherwood School is seeking to appoint multiple Learning Support Assistants to work across our wonderful school. The successful candidates will form part of an enthusiastic and committed staff team and all relevant training will be given.

We are seeking to appoint highly motivated and innovative staff members who recognise the importance of learning, maintaining physical health and safety and achieving outcomes, for our amazing children and young people.

Hours will be spilt as shown below:

29 hours per week term time plus 5 training days (minus 30 minutes each day for lunch break)

4 days per week 8.45am-3.30pm, one day (currently Wednesday) 8.30am-3.30pm

A Midday Supervisor contract (Grade 3) will run alongside this for 2.5 hours per week Monday to Friday.

What You Can Expect:

 an exciting opportunity to join a growing academy with Heatherwood School

 a school with happy friendly children and young people who have a positive attitude to school

 a school with excellent professional development opportunities

 a dedicated and caring staff team who are committed to building on the strengths of the school

 a warm, friendly and supportive team committed to ensuring all children realise their full potential

 a dedicated community of supportive parents, carers and governors

 an outward facing researched based school

 a supportive culture steeped in mentoring and coaching opportunities and development.

 an opportunity to join colleagues who will make you proud to be part of our state education system

 access to tailored CPD through Nexus Academies Trust and the Opportunity Area which includes pathways into Initial Teaching Training

 working within an award-winning MAT who pride themselves on having friendly and supportive academies who together are helping to transform communities

Further Information

Visits to the school are welcomed. For further information about the post or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Bridget Coy, Head of School, by telephoning 01302 322044.

Nexus Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

This post involves working with children and therefore if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at an enhanced level and a barred list check. Further information about the Disclosure and Barring Service and can be found at www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.

We are an equal opportunities employer committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

Application forms are available at www.nexusmat.org/careers, www.doncastercounciljobs.co.uk or from our school website https://heatherwood@nexusmat.org

Completed application forms are to be returned via email or post to Pam Rebbeck, Office Manager, Heatherwood School, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6HQ Email: prebbeck@nexusmat.org

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive an overwhelming response.

Additional Files

Workforce Engagement Stat...View Now LSA Job Description...View Now LSA Person Specification...View Now Mid-Day Supervisory Job D...View Now Nexus Prospectus 21-22...View Now LSA Job Advert...View Now

Application Pack

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Career salary

Grade 5

Working hours

29 hours per week term time/Midday Supervisor 2.5 hours per week hours a week

Career location

Doncaster, South Yorkshire

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