Learning Support Assistant


30 hours per week

Job type: permanent, term time only for 39 weeks of the year
Hourly rate: £9.30 per hour for 30 hours per week
Hours of work: 9.00 to 15.00 during term time only
Holiday: 5 weeks plus English bank holidays, pro rata. Holidays are to be taken outside of term time.
Benefits: Company pension; life assurance

Three Bridges is a small school owned and run by Spectrum in a rural location near the city of Truro in Cornwall, supporting autistic students.

We provide individual learning programmes designed to meet the needs and interests of our students and created to engage, challenge and inspire.

Our aims are:
To provide an environment and atmosphere which ensures students are safe and happy
To promote the health, development and wellbeing of every student
To develop a positive attitude to learning and the opportunity to achieve personal success
To develop the confidence and self-esteem necessary to raise attainment and fulfil potential
To support each student in their integration into the wider community, in preparation for adulthood
To value and respect all cultures

Every student is entitled to:
A staff team who show respect, empathy and understanding
A highly experienced team who understand autism and the associated barriers to learning
Teaching and learning strategies which respond to individual needs and reflect levels of attainment
A broad, balanced and enriching curriculum which includes vocational experience and academic accreditation
A calm, safe and appropriately tailored environment, designed to reduce anxiety and scaffold the development of social skills

Learning Support Assistants work under the instruction and guidance of the teachers and senior staff to undertake work, care and support programmes, to enable access to learning for students and to assist teachers in the management of students and the classroom.

Spectrum’s goal is to provide students with the opportunity to learn and develop through providing educational, vocational and Person Centred Plans through Three Bridges Education Centre, its residential homes and outreach services.

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If you like what you read and want to join the successful team at Three Bridges, click below to request an application pack, then please ensure you fully complete the our application form (CVs are not acceptable) and return it to the Recruitment Department (details noted on application form)

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