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Job Ref No. ECC8825446-167 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4.6 (£20,043 FTE, pro-rated according to hrs
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/07/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: as soon as possible  

Job Description

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Learning Support Assistant

We have a vacancy for a good-humoured, flexible and patient learning support assistant to work term time only (39 weeks a year), Monday to Friday.

Responsible to - Headteacher, Class Teacher, SENCo

Job Purpose - To work in partnership with class teachers to support learning in line with the national curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures. To provide support to pupils in a particular curriculum area or with Special Educational Needs.

Southend High School for Boys is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

Please review the attached job description and person specification which can also be found on the school website at, along with the application form.

Key Information for candidates regarding terms and conditions -

Working weeks per year: 39

Hours per week: 31.25 hours to be worked over five days (Monday to Friday). Applications for a reduced number of days, but which must include Fridays, will be considered.

Daily working hours: 8.15am-3.30pm (with a one hour unpaid lunch break every day)

Location: The post is based in the school.

Start date: Required as soon as possible.

Pay: The post is paid on Essex Schools' Local Government Pay Scale 4, point 6 (within range 6-7). The full time equivalent pay for this Scale is £20,043 per year and the actual salary for this part time post based on the hours outlined above will be £14,447.74 per year. These figures include the holiday pay entitlement for someone with less than 5 years' service. Employees are paid monthly in twelve equal months per year.

Holiday leave: The successful candidate will work during each week of term time including non-pupil days.

Holiday will be deemed to be taken during school closure periods. There is no entitlement to take holiday during term time.

Probation: All individuals new to employment with the academy will be required to satisfactorily complete a six month probationary period.

Benefits: The successful candidate will be eligible for the following benefits upon commencement of employment:

Auto-enrolment into a contributory pension scheme (TPS for teachers and LGPS for support staff)
Free on-site parking
Access to excellent catering facilities when the kitchen is operational
CPD through internal and external providers
Access to Occupational Health
Eye care vouchers
Free use of the sports facilities

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

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