Senior Learning Support Assistant (Engagement for Learning)

Langham Oaks School, Colchester
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Job Ref No. ECC7000-93 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4 (Points 6-7)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/08/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: 206/09/2022  

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Senior Learning Support Assistant (Engagement for Learning) at Langham Oaks School

Salary: LGPS Scale 4 points 6 - 7 (£16,181 to £16,505 actual salary) depending on experience

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Would you like to work with friendly, supportive colleagues in a brand-new building set in beautiful village surroundings near to Colchester?

Langham Oaks School has an exceptionally rare and exciting opportunity to appoint the right person to join the School as a Senior Learning Support Assistant (Engagement for Learning).TheEngagement for Learning Team comprisesof a small group of pastoral staffwho are dedicated to ensuring that pupils engage positively in learning throughout the day and support them in moderating their own behaviour.

Are you looking for a unique opportunity to enhance your support skill set? We are looking for a resilient and emotionally intelligent professional to join our committed staff team to support our pupils and families throughout their journey with us from year 6 to post 16 education.

This role offers experience and training in one of the most rewarding areas of education and provides a unique insight into supporting pupil welfare and engagement in the learning process. The post holder will be involved in supporting our high performing teaching and support teams in engaging pupils, managing safeguarding and facilitating positive change.

Langham Oaks is set in the quiet village of Langham, near Colchester, and is a school for 80 boys with social, emotional, and mental health (SEMH) difficulties. It is part-residential and places are available for some of the boys who wish to stay for part of the week between Monday and Thursday.

Previous, relevant experience of an SEMH provision is desirable although not essential as full training will be given for the right candidate.

In October 2020, the school moved into to a brand-new purpose-built provision within its existing grounds. This means that all of the estate buildings and facilities are less than 18 months old and provide wonderful facilities for its staff and pupils.

Working at Langham Oaks is highly rewarding and we can offer you:

· Up to 27 days* paid annual leave (*from 24 to 27 days, depending on length of service)

· A range of high-quality professional development opportunities

· A career pathway including internal career progression opportunities

· Membership of a high performing team that provide an invaluable service to vulnerable community

· Local Government Pension Scheme facilities

· A varied and challenging role rewarded by financial recognition of achievement

· A fair work-life balance, employee assistance programme and commitment to staff wellbeing

· A firm commitment to equality and diversity

· A strong sense of cohesion and belonging

If you think you are the right person to join us and wish to find out more, further information is available in the Candidate Information Pack on this page, or you can telephone Ms Nikki Dowling, Support Services Leader at Langham Oaks School on01206 271571, or by emailing:

If you would like to apply, please complete and return an Application Form before the closing date, which is also available on this page. Full details can also be found on the Essex Schools Jobs website

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Information about the School

Langham Oaks School is a residential and day special school for boys aged 10-16. Pupils at the school have a varied range of learning needs that centre on their Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.

Information about the School

Langham Oaks School is a residential and day special school for boys aged 10-16. Pupils at the school have a varied range of learning needs that centre on their Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties.

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

Nikki Dowling
School Road
Langham, Colchester
Essex, CO4 5PA
Telephone: 01206 271571

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