Learning Support Assistant (SEND)

Home Farm Primary School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC2064-95S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Points 4 to 5 (FTE £19,264 to £19,650)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 05/06/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: Week commencing 13 June 2022  

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We are looking for experienced and enthusiasticindividuals to join our team in the role of Learning Support Assistants (SEND). The post-holders will be providing support to pupils with high needs on a 1:1 basis. Please note that these posts are not linked to specific children, and our successful candidates will be deployed flexibly to provide support to different children depending on needs.

Our successful candidates must be passionate about inclusion and playing a key role in supporting our pupils to have the best start at school.

The successful applicants must have:

  • A positive approach to the role
  • A caring and flexible approach
  • Have a strong desire to learn for themselves
  • Be able to monitor and record pupil progress and provide feedback to the class teacher and SENDCO
  • A theoretical or experiential understanding of the ASD spectrum, speech and language development and restorative behaviour approaches, and experience of supporting pupils with sensory needs and speech and language needs.
  • Experience in implementing, or a knowledge of, support strategies including PECS, visuals, Intensive Interaction and Attention Autism is desirable.

The role is for 25 hours per week for the 38 weeks of term time only. The working hours are from 9:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to15:00 from Monday to Friday. We are looking for someone with good literacy and numeracy skills, and you must have a GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths at grade A to C.The post is paid at Scale 3, with an actual annual starting salary of £10,759.

Home Farm Primary School is part of The Alpha Trust. We offer:

  • Happy, confident and hardworking pupils who are eager to learn;
  • A creative curriculum and great resources;
  • A dedicated and talented team of committed staff and an active, supportive Governing Body;
  • A secure, caring and inclusive environment.

For further information, please see our job description and person specification.

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

Vicky Carlin
Shelley Road
Lexden, Colchester
Essex, CO3 4JL
Telephone: 01206 577430
Email: manager@homefarm.essex.sch.uk

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