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Job Ref No. ECC2374-95S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 (points 4 and 5)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Week beginning 4th July 2022  

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At Spring Meadow Primary School we have the very highest expectations for all of our children which is balanced by a kind, caring and nurturing ethos and a commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice.

We are looking for an experienced SEND Learning Support Assistant who:

  • Shares our school values - Aspiration, Social Justice, Perseverance, Inclusion, Respect and Equity
  • Has recent experience in supporting children with additional educational and / or social and emotional needs
  • Believes that positive relationships are the key to a child's success and is determined to 'Make a Difference' to the lives of all of our children
  • Has the highest expectations for all children regardless of their backgrounds and takes responsibility for addressing any form of discrimination
  • Believes that taking a therapeutic approach is the way to helping a child develop from past traumas
  • Knows how to support a child who becomes dysregulated and has a clear understanding of the therapeutic approaches that could be used to help that child develop their self-regulation skills.
  • Has undertaken Attachment Awareness and PACE training or has a desire to complete this.
  • Has experience of Boxall or Thrive approaches to working with children
  • Has the ability to start afresh each session as required and adapt the day according to the child's needs.

An understanding of how to support a child with Type 1 Diabetes would be an advantage.

We can offer you:

  • A caring, supportive and collaborative school community
  • A highly supportive senior leadership team
  • A genuine commitment to the emotional wellbeing of staff and children
  • A diverse and creative curriculum
  • A commitment to supporting your personal career development and aspirations
  • A supportive governing body
  • A chance to make a real difference to the lives of our children and their families

Visits to our school prior to application are welcomed and encouraged. Please call the school office on 01255 524508 to make an appointment

If you would like additional information about our school or this vacancy, please email Nicky Patrick, Headteacher -

Please complete the online application form ensuring that all sections are fully completed as incomplete applications cannot be considered.

Information about the School

Spring Meadow Primary School and 'School House' Nursery is a successful and oversubscribed community school located in the heart of the seaside town of Harwich. We pride ourselves on the way in which we balance the highest expectations for all of our children within an environment that nurtures and supports all members of our community.

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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs Nicky Patrick
Pound Farm Drive
Dovercourt, Harwich
Essex, CO12 4LB
Telephone: 01255 504528

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