Job description

Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio

19 Police Street, Darwen


Job Title: Learning Support Assistant Apprentice

Grade/Salary: : SCP 6 – SCP10 - £21,968 - £23.620 Pro Rata

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Contract Terms: Permanent Term Time plus INSET days, 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 30th April 2023


About the Role:
The heart of the role of Learning Support Assistant at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy can be found in these five key responsibilities:

Key Duties:
Supporting the senior leadership team and staff in implementing a vision for excellence by providing a level of service to all stakeholders based on high standards.
Supporting the senior leadership team and colleagues in creating a climate hospitable to education in order that safety, a co-operative spirit and other foundations of fruitful interaction prevail.
Cultivating leadership in others so that students and colleagues assume their parts in realising the school vision.
Providing a level of service which enables teachers to teach and students to learn.
Provide a high standard of support and care for SEND students and their families

Closing Date: 30th April 2023
Interviews: TBC

About Aldridge Education:
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy is a member of the Aldridge Education family of schools, which locally also includes Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, Darwen Vale and Sudell Primary School.

Aldridge Education is a charitable Trust of entrepreneurial community schools and colleges that help young people to reach their potential. We support our schools’ Principals and teachers in rapidly improving the quality of education on offer at early years, primary, secondary and sixth-form levels in order to transform the life-chances of our students.

Key Benefits of working for Aldridge Education
Aldridge Benefits scheme
Cycle to Work scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Flexible working opportunities
Free on-site parking
Generous annual leave allowance which increases after 5 years' service
Opportunity to join the Teachers Pension Scheme or Local Government Pension Scheme
Refer a Friend scheme

Operating Norms
We believe that the way we operate at all times and with all partners is of paramount importance.

Our agreed operating norms are as follows:
We are Aldridge Education
The standard is excellence
We champion equality
We’re in the work together
We behave with integrity
We lead by example
We use time well

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Safeguarding Statement:
Aldridge Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

A copy of Aldridge Education’s Child Protection policy is available on our website at

Following successful application, Aldridge Education will carry out the necessary prohibition checks for all teaching staff, as well as for all candidates undertaking regulated activity.

If you are shortlisted for the position you are applying for, you will be required to complete a Declaration giving details of any relevant criminal offences and other relevant information relating to our safeguarding duty. Further information will be provided on that form.

Any offer of employment will be made conditional upon a satisfactory enhanced DBS check and barred list check (where applicable to the role in question).

If you are shortlisted for the position you are applying for, Aldridge Education will undertake online searches (including social media) in accordance with KCSIE 2022.

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This role is considered exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

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Blackburn with Darwen
SCP 6 – SCP10 - £21,968 - £23.620 Pro Rata
Permanent Term Time plus INSET days, 37 hours per week
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Full time - Term time
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Job Location : England
Company : Blackburn With Darwen Council
Position : Learning Support Assistant Apprentice
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Employment : Full-Time
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