Learning Support Assistant - Castle Academy - 247

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Station Road, Conisbrough, Doncaster DN12 3DB, UK
20 Station Road Conisbrough England DN12 3DB GB

Learning Support Assistant (Maternity Cover)


Salary Range:          NJC 5

Contract Type:        Maternity Cover Fixed term 6 months with possibility of extension

Location:                 Castle Academy, Conisbrough, Doncaster

Start Date:              30/11/2020


About Us

Astrea Academy Trust is a family of 27 schools with a proven 100% track record of school improvement. In Spring 2019, four Ofsted reports in quick succession brought all evaluated schools out of special measures (as they’d been when joining the Trust), with two going straight to a Good rating.


Our logo communicates our core values of collaboration, development and aspiration. The three figures come together in the shape of a tree, representing growth, whilst the tallest figure reaches upwards, towards a star, which is above and beyond the highest branch of the tree.

The Role

We have an exciting opportunity for an LSA to join Castle Academy to assist our team with supporting additional need pupils.

This is a temporary position which requires the post-holder to commit to 27.5 hours per week throughout term time.


Duties Include (but not limited too):

  • Supporting individual pupils and groups of pupils with specific learning difficulties
  • Running interventions as appropriate to meet the needs of the school
  • Supporting work in class, as directed
  • Supporting the work of the Assistant Principal for inclusion in raising standards for pupils with SEND.


Required Skills/Experience

  • To aid pupils to learn as effectively as possible both in group situations and independently by, for example:
  • Liaising with class teacher, SENCO and other professionals about individual support plans (ISPs), contributing to the planning and delivery as appropriate
  • Consistently and effectively implementing agreed behaviour management strategies
  • Helping to make appropriate resources to support pupils.
  • To undertake lunchtime duties on a contracted regular basis.
  • To support pupils in developing social skills both in and out of the classroom
  • To provide regular feedback on pupils’ learning and behaviour to the teacher/SENCO, including feedback on the effectiveness of the behaviour strategies adopted


What we can offer:

Astrea Academy Trust has a range of exciting benefits that are accessible to each employee of the trust. These include:

  • Flexible working arrangement
  • Home working opportunities
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (28 days per annum exc. Bank Holiday)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme


Interested in applying?

If you’re interested in applying, please ensure that you have reviewed the Recruitment Pack below to see the full details of the role and necessary skills and experience required to fulfil its duties.


Application Forms can be downloaded below. Applications must be completed by the closing date below and returned to Jasmine Womack, Office Manager either by email to admin@astreacastle.org or by post to the following address: Castle Academy, Station Road, Conisbrough, Doncaster, DN12 3DB.



Please note:        CVs will not be accepted in co-ordination with Safer Recruitment legislation.

                             Postal applications may arrive after the closing date and may not be accepted.



Closing Date: Friday 30th October      Interview Date: Thursday 5th November



We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks.


Astrea Academy Trust are also proud to be an equal opportunities employer. Please also return the Equal Opportunities Form below alongside your application.


Unfortunately, due to volume to candidates we receive we are unable to offer any individual feedback at the application stage. Should you have not heard from us two weeks after the closing date, please deem your application as unsuccessful.

Recruitment Pack – Learning Support Assistant

Application Form

Application Form (Print-Out Copy)

Criminal Declaration Form

Equal Opportunities Form

Closing date for applications
October 30, 2020