Learning Support Assistant

£10,000 - £14,999
09 Oct 2019
13 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Part Time
Job title: Learning Support Assistant

Reports to: Head of Learning Support

Hours: 31.25 hours per week for 39 weeks

Mon 8.35am - 3.45pm / Tue to Fri 8.45am - 3.45pm (Hours may be negotiable)

Pay scale: Actual salary - £13,836 (S4 £18,699 FTE)

We are looking for a enthusiastic and dedicated Learning Support Assistant to join our SEN Team.

You are required to carry out the duties of a Learning Support Assistant as set out in the Learning Support Assistant Induction Log and in line with the schools Mission Statement. In particular, you are required to undertake the following responsibilities:
  • To support students throughout all key stages and delivery of teaching.
  • Contribute to the preparation of support materials for use in departments.
  • Contribute to the assessment, recording and reporting of students' work.
  • Attend department, year and staff meetings where appropriate.
  • Attend and contribute to student review meetings where appropriate.
  • Participate in the school's observation, appraisal and staff development programmes.
  • To carry out any other duties as specified by the Head of Learning Support.
  • To keep up with the developments and changes in the Code of Practice.

Personal qualities:
  • Patience
  • Sense of humour
  • Work as part of a team
  • Initiative and motivation
  • Willing to learn
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Willing to embrace the SJB culture

If you would like to come in to meet the team and to discuss this opportunity further please contact:

Mandy Hughes

SENCO 01483 729343 Ext 149 or by an email.

The students supported by the Learning Support Department at SJB are assisted by a team of 16 staff. Some of the staff are attached to core subject departments, others support the students on a 1 to 1 basis. Several of our staff have been at SJB for many years and have a wealth of experience. We believe that the students who come to SJB are very fortunate to be taught in such an outstanding school, and the students who are nurtured by our Learning Support Department achieve amazing results. The staff who are employed in the Department are used in all areas of the curriculum and are encouraged to support the pupils in other areas of the school e.g. lunch clubs and after school activities. Expectations of students and staff are high. We expect every child to work to the best of his or her ability at all times and we expect staff to be good role models.

The qualities needed for this post are dedication and enthusiasm as well as good social skills and a sense of humour. Previous experience and qualifications are not essential but we are looking to appoint a person who has a good standard of education and who would be prepared to learn new skills and grow with the role. Knowledge of children with ASD would be preferable but not essential. Please note this position will be reviewed annually subject to continuation of funding. This post would also suit anyone who is thinking of embarking on a career in teaching at some time in the future. SJB is a teaching school and is accredited as a SCITT (School Centre for Initial Teacher Training) which opens up exciting opportunities for those interested in training to teach. The SCITT provides a school led training route to gaining Qualified Teaching Status and our staff at SJB are very supportive of colleagues wishing to pursue this route.

Method of appointment:

Closing Date: Thursday 17 October 2019 (12.00pm)

Shortlisting: Friday 18 October 2019

Interviews: Monday 22 October 2019

Method of Application:

Application form including statement of application (please download from the SJB website).

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