Learning Support Professionals

(Scale SC3 – SO2, £19,500 to £29,922 per annum inclusive of London Weighting Allowance (FTE £22,800 to £34,986 per annum))
Location: Nightingale Community Academy, Tooting, SW17 7DF Hours: 36 hours per week, Monday to Friday, Term Time Only

Closing Date: 17/01/2020


Job Description

We are looking for someone with drive, creativity and a passion for teaching to join our team and contribute to our fast improving school. Academy Status brings new opportunities and we are looking for new team members who can add value by supporting and delivering ‘quality first’ learning experiences that challenge and engage.

Learner Support Professional _ Job Description

Person Specification

Experience of working with learners with SEN in either a mainstream or special setting is desirable but not essential. What is imperative is that you have high expectations, a love of challenge and a determination to make a difference to the lives of our learners.

Learner Support Professional _ Person Specification

Further Information

The Orchard Hill College Academy Trust (OHCAT) is a multi-academy trust which became the sponsor of Nightingale Community Academy on 1st September 2016. The Trust is a specialist provider with a strong track record in contributing to improving the education offer for young learners with Special Educational Needs (SEN).

“Since the start of the school in September 2016, the principal and his leadership team have shown a tireless determination to improve the education it offers. Their ‘no excuses’ approach means that nothing other than the highest quality of education is good enough”. (Ofsted February 2019) – (The full Ofsted Report, is now available on our website). 

Nightingale Community Academy caters for learners aged 5-19 who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health as their primary SEN need. Some learners also have Autistic Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, or other learning difficulties. At Nightingale Community Academy we are committed to raising the expectations of our learner group, removing barriers to learning and delivering attainment at the highest level.

Nightingale Community Academy is committed to a multi-disciplinary approach to meeting learners’ needs, and promotes high quality professional development for all staff. We are interested in appointing support staff who aspire to improve and for the right candidates there will be opportunities for career development leading to specialist SEN and teaching qualifications.

Application Guidance

It is strongly advised that you contact the school to arrange a visit. To arrange, or to discuss the post further with the Principal or Assistant Head please email info@nightingaleca.org to make an appointment.

To apply for the role please send through your completed application to info@nightingaleca.org

Please note that CV applications will not be considered.

Closing Date: 9 AM on Friday 17th January 2020

Interview Date: w/c 20th January 2020

Nightingale Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The principal and leadership team, well supported by the Orchard Hill College and Academy Trust, have provided strong leadership, which has had a positive impact on the school’s effectiveness. As a result, there have been improvements in all areas, most noticeably in pupils’ behaviour and attitudes, the curriculum and in the wider opportunities for pupils.

Ofsted, February 2019

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