SEN Learning Support Assistant

Highwoods Community Primary School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC2424-83S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 £19,264 - £19,650
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 01/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Week beginning 4 July 2022  

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SEN Learning Support Assistant

27.50 hours per week

38 working weeks - 43.3 paid weeks depending on experience

Start date: September 2022

We have a wonderful opportunity to work in our incredible two form entry school. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated class based Learning Support Assistant to be part of our amazing team. This post is to be based on our Foundation Stage, with a particular focus on supporting children with additional needs. You will work under the direction of the class teacher and be supported by the SENCo to support pupils' learning and deliver targeted support for some children with additional needs. Experience of working with children with special needs is desirable and some experience of supporting personal care is preferable.

The successful candidate will:

*be positive and have a passion for supporting young children;

*have a high level of empathy and compassion;

*have the ability to form positive relationships with colleagues, children and parents;

*have experience of and is confident in supporting children's special educational needs, including social & emotional;

*be prepared to take on any educational training as required (funded and supported by the school);

*remain calm in challenging situations and work closely as part of a team; liaise with and report to the class teacher and SENCo;

We can offer you an exciting and vibrant working environment, training and supportive colleagues. Our exceptionally high standards complemented by a deep understanding of trauma informed practice, alongside a highly effective nurture and a pastoral provision, makes our school a special place to learn and teach. Our curriculum values of Inspirational, Accessible, Aspirational and Resilience underpins an exciting and rich curriculum.

'Parents are extremely positive about every aspect of the school and the overwhelming majority would recommend the school to others' OFSTED 2019

'The school is fully inclusive and pupils who find it hard to make the correct behaviour choices are increasingly able to do so independently or with support, due to the careful and well-judged provision they receive' OFSTED 2019

'Highwoods is a fantastic school with fantastic staff' Parent survey 2022

'The school has a vibrant learning environment which has been well maintained…The outdoor learning environments, including Forest schools, provide a rich learning environment'. External Essex advisor July 2021

A visit to see our school and meet our SENCo and Headteacher is imperative. Please contact Natalie Jamieson to make an appointment or for an application pack.

01206 845887 or

Highwoods Community Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applications will be subject to a DBS check, satisfactory references and medical checks.

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

Natalie Jamieson, Business Manager
Tynedale Square
Highwoods, Colchester
Essex, CO4 9SN
Telephone: 01206 845887

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