Learning Support Assistant (fixed term contract)

Southend High School for Boys, Southend-on-Sea

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Job Ref No. ECC8825446-154S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4, Point 6-7
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 24/09/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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SEN Learning Support Assistant
Required for immediate start, fixed term contract until end of term (17/12/21)


(Scale 4, point 6 in range 6-7 of LGPS)


We are a hugely oversubscribed school, complimented by our latest OFSTED inspection on many aspects including our forward vision and academic excellence: "attitudes to learning and relationships between staff and students are exemplary".


We are looking to appoint a flexible and well-organised LSA to support able pupils who have a variety of challenging needs. Previous relevant experience is essential.


The post will be 20 hours a week. Working days will likely be Wed - Fri, however there is an element of flexibility which can be discussed.


The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of the following:
• Excellent communication skills with both children and adults
• Caring and patient nature coupled with an ability to give calm, firm and measured responses
• An understanding of how social and emotional triggers prompt behaviour responses and how to reduce the impact of these
• An ability to work as part of a team, with initiative and autonomy
The working environment will enable outstanding professional development opportunities.

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.


Full details of the role and department, application form, and our recruitment and retention policy are on our website - www.shsb.org.uk


Closing date: Midday on Friday 24th September 2021 (although we reserve the right to call early applicants to interview and appoint prior to the closing date

Information about the School

At Southend High School for Boys, talent is nurtured and learning is valued. Challenge is welcomed, participation is expected and achievement is prized. Pupils are happy, and prosper at the school.

We are an oversubscribed grammar school, complimented on our latest (2015) outstanding OFSTED inspection on all aspects, including our success in promoting good pupil attitudes and behaviour.

As a grammar school, high academic expectations are central to our purpose, and these are sustained through an extensive programme of support and guidance. Pupils develop their confidence and enthusiasm through a wide range of creative, sporting and other endeavours.

Southend High School for Boys stands on a superb site within walking distance of Prittlewell Station and the centre of Southend. Pupils retain fond memories of their years at the school, and stay in contact for many years.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.

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Contact Information

Louise Kent, HR Manager
Prittlewell Chase, Southend-on-Sea
Essex, SS0 0RG
Telephone: 01702 606200
Email: recruitment@shsb.org.uk

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