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2 x Key Worker and Support Assistants - Wednesday 23rd September 2020

2 x Key Worker and Support Assistants
Fixed Term until 22nd July 2021 – Contract linked to pupil funding
NJC point 4, actual salary £14,544.33 per annum
32.5 hours per week, (Mon-Fri) Term time only + 5 CPD days
To start as soon as possible

Great Ouse Primary Academy is situated in Bedford and we work closely with all of our local families. We continually strive to provide the best education for our pupils so they become resilient and independent with the key skills needed to become successful citizens of the 21st Century.

In addition, Great Ouse Primary Academy is part of the very successful Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). This is a multi-academy trust made up of five excellent member academies, which has a commitment to excellence in education and puts student progress at heart of all it does. SAF has an outstanding reputation and provides a strong support network and a variety of opportunities for staff in each of its academies.
We are looking to appoint two committed and engaged Key Worker and Support Assistants to join our supportive and busy team. Experience of working within a similar environment would be preferred although training can be provided for applicants wishing to have a profound impact on the lives of young people on a daily basis and gain experience in this field.
Under the guidance of the SENDCO and Class teacher, you will be mainly working with a student requiring one to one support throughout the day to include breaks and lunchtimes. A passion for pupil progress is essential together with calmness and the ability to build strong relationships. You will be required to use your initiative to use individual development targets to support their learning and development.

We encourage applications from enthusiastic, resilient and motivational candidates to apply for the post.

Great Ouse Primary Academy is committed to the continuous professional development of all staff, working in collaboration and sharing best practice.

Visits to the school are encouraged and warmly welcomed, by appointment.

Closing date: Friday 9th October 2020
Interview date: Tuesday 13th October 2020

For further information on the role and to obtain an application pack, please click on links below

Please return your application form to: Email: 

Sharnbrook Academy Federation reserves the right to either extend or reduce the vacancy window to that advertised depending on volume of applications received. We would therefore recommend early return of completed application forms to avoid disappointment.
Applications from agencies and personal CV’s will not be accepted.

Great Ouse Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants will undergo appropriate child protection screening including checks with past employers, the Disclosure and Barring Service and the list of those prohibited from teaching or working within the profession.


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Welcome to Great Ouse Primary Academy

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our school. Great Ouse Primary Academy is a school that thinks and dreams big for its pupils. Expectations are high for all who make up the Great Ouse Primary Academy community and these standards reflect the wonderful physical environment we have developed to enable children to flourish within and beyond the school walls. We are committed to developing learners who are resilient, learners who are focused and learners who are aspirational in their goals; learners well prepared to be successful citizens of the 21st century.

Great Ouse Primary Academy opened as a brand new primary academy in September 2017 and is a proud member of Sharnbrook Academy Federation (SAF). The school is a named feeder school for Lincroft Academy and Sharnbrook Academy. The school is a bright, modern and inspiring learning environment with up-to-date technology and vibrant teaching and learning spaces for our pupils and staff.

We believe that the school absolutely belongs to our community of children, staff, parents and carers. We urge you to actively support and be involved in the school. It is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be part of something special.

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”
(Martin Luther King, Jr)

Paul Ives