Learning Support Assistant
At Ark Elvin Academy we are working hard to provide all our pupils with an excellent education and are looking for committed teachers and support staff to join us at this exciting stage in our school improvement journey. Our team of enthusiastic, high expectations staff have transformed our school and we are just as excited about the next step in our school improvement journey as we work together to deliver the outstanding education our community need and deserve. We are deeply committed to our mission:
"To ensure that every pupil leaves Elvin confident, articulate, and culturally aware; able to pursue careers they are passionate about, contribute to society and live happy, healthy and fulfilled lives."
In our OFSTED inspection (October 2019) it was recognised that Ark Elvin Academy:
"Pupils, parents and staff all agree that Ark Elvin Academy has improved out of all recognition. Pupils are proud of the school."
"The headteacher and leaders have very high expectations…… Staff want all pupils to succeed in every area of their lives, not just academically."
"The school is a calm, safe and supportive place for pupils. Pupils behave very well in lessons. They get on well with one another and with adults."
We are a large non-selective secondary school in the London borough of Brent, with excellent transport links to central London. We are committed to ensuring teachers can focus on teaching and have the opportunity to refine and develop their practice in the classroom and develop their leadership skills, we have:
- twice as many training days as is standard
- weekly professional development for all staff
In recruiting for a Learning Support Assistant, we are seeking the following from applicants:
- A commitment to our school improvement process
- A commitment to serving our diverse community in Brent
- High expectation for themselves and our pupils
- A team player with high standards of professionalism and courteousness
You will become part of a close knit professional community of enthusiastic colleagues who benefit from the training, guidance and support from both the Ark network, one of the country's top performing school groups and our North London region of schools where we work closely with six schools; Ark John Keats Academy, Ark King Solomon Academy, Ark Academy and Isaac Newton Academy.
We passionately believe in our six pillars and they drive all our thinking and our school improvement at Elvin:
Strong Discipline Calm, purpose and order are established through the consistency of expectations and explicit teaching of discipline.
High Quality Teaching Teachers are subject experts with an excellent understanding of the intellectual journey they are taking their pupils on and have mastery in effective teaching skills.
Mastery Curriculum Our curriculum design enables pupils to make rapid progress and develop a framework of knowledge and understanding in each subject area that provides a solid foundation for further study.
Raising aspirations and enrichment Pupils understand the opportunities that a school and university education will afford them in terms of careers and quality of life. Pupils develop their passions and interests through an Our extensive enrichment programme.
Character development Pupils develop the characteristics that support their academic achievement, create thoughtful citizens and allow them to make reflective choices over their personal lives.
Developing leaders All members of staff see themselves as leaders within an aligned community of professionals and are systematically trained in best practice. We create high performing teams to drive our school improvement.
Ark Elvin is on an exciting improvement journey - join us and be part of that change.
We encourage and welcome you to visit our school; to arrange a visit, please contact our HR Advisor, Chantel Mutongole or .
Closing date: Monday 25 th October 2021
Interviews: Week beginning 1 st November 2021
Start date: ASAP
Salary: Band 5, Point 5 to 13- £23,427 - £27,021 pro rata, (Actual salary £22,291.83 - £25,711.68 per annum)
Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced DBS check