Learning Support Assistant - Fixed Term

Boreham Primary School, Chelmsford
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Job Ref No. ECC2659-49S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4
Position Start Date: 01/10/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 02/09/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 15th September 2022  

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We are looking to appoint an experienced Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to join our 'friendship' school for September 2022.

The successful applicant will work primarily with a lovely year 6 child who has an EHCP. They have severe and persistent literacy difficulties which impacts their access to the curriculum, requiring sensitive support. The child has a diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder). They have low self-esteem and some attachment difficulties which can manifest in anxiety.

We will be looking for support across every morning, 8:45am - 12pm Monday to Friday.

Applicants would benefit from experience of using strategies to support children with low level academic abilities, self-esteem and anxiety.

The successful candidates will ideally:

  • Be passionate about supporting pupils with SEND
  • Have experience of supporting pupils with additional needs within a primary classroom
  • Be flexible in their approach
  • Be able to engage and motivate children to learn
  • Have a good sense of humour
  • Enjoy being physically active
  • Have an enthusiasm for nature, animals and outdoor learning opportunities
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be able to work in partnership with outside agencies
  • Work well as part of a team, as well as show initiative and an ability to work independently

As part of our 'friendship' school, we can offer you;

  • Enthusiastic children, proud of their achievements and whose behaviour is excellent
  • A creative curriculum approach
  • A talented, hardworking and dedicated team of teaching and support staff
  • An encouraging and challenging governing body who are proud of their school
  • A supportive church and local community
  • A school with excellent facilities and extensive grounds
  • A happy, caring environment in which all members of the school community are valued.

This post is fixed term only for the duration of the child's attendance at the school (1 year).

We welcome candidates to visit our school and this is strongly advised. The SENCO is also willing to talk to any interested candidates over the phone.

Please contact Mrs Gill Powell, School Business Manager, by email at gpowell@boreham.essex.sch.uk or telephone 01245 467625.

Boreham Primary School is committed to safeguarding, inclusion and promoting the welfare of the children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

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

Gillian Powell
Juniper Road
Boreham, Chelmsford
Essex, CM3 3DB
Telephone: 01245 467625
Email: admin@boreham.essex.sch.uk

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