SEN Learning Support Assistant

Templars Academy, Witham

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Job Ref No. ECC2900-71 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/09/2021 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBA  

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We are looking to appoint an experienced Specialist SEN Learning Support Assistant to work at Templars Academy, one of the schools within Connected Learning Multi Academy Trust.

We are looking for a patient, caring person to work with several high needs children; delivering a bespoke curriculum centred around their needs. As a school, we are committed to providing high quality provision for all children and you will be working within a supportive and friendly team.

Some experience of working with an EYFS/Infant/Primary style curriculum or a willingness to gain experience in this area is essential. Previous experience of working as an LSA is also essential. Ideally the candidate will also have previous experience of working with children with SEND. Training will also be provided as required.

Applicants should have experience working with children in a school environment. It is essential that you have GCSEs (grades A-C) in both Maths and English, or hold equivalent qualifications in this area.

This is a fixed term contract linked to the SEN funding provided, for the duration of the pupil's education at Templars Academy.

Working hours are 27 hours per week, this includes 24.5 hours per week supporting in the classroom and 2.5 hours per week lunchtime support. Working pattern is 8.45am - 3.00pm Monday - Thursday and 8.45am - 2.30pm on a Friday.

Salary Scale 3 point 4-5, 43.3 weeks per year (term time only, plus holiday entitlement) Actual salary, £11,473 - £11,703 per annum.

Successful applicants will join our friendly, caring and highly competent team of learning support staff.

Please apply on-line or contact Michelle Smith, HR Manager by email at

Templars Academy is a busy but friendly school, with lots going on!

Templars Academy is part of the Connected Learning Multi-Academy Trust, a primary only multi-academy trust with 5 schools. Please see for further details.

Templars Academy is located on Cressing Road in Witham, Essex. Our large fenced site benefits from excellent facilities. This includes two school buildings, each with disabled access and toilets, a disabled car parking space close by, and their own halls. We have extensive landscaped grounds, a fully air-conditioned ICT suite and a well-stocked library. The staff and children thoroughly enjoy working together across the school sites. We are constantly seeking to improve the learning experiences for children and have created a curriculum which captures their interest in line with the current national curriculum.

Our vision has recently changed to reflect the way our 5 schools in the MAT work together and are connected. 'All parts to make the whole encapsulates the spirit of togetherness. We know that together we are stronger and, with your support, strive to provide the very best education for the children in our care, within a nurturing and caring environment.

Connected Learning Multi-Academy Trust are committed to:

  • Safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety, and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, of children and young people;
  • Promoting equality of opportunity and community cohesion where the diversity of difference backgrounds and circumstances is appreciated and positively valued;
  • The fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance for those with different faiths and beliefs

and expects all staff, volunteers and other workers to share this commitment.

The appointment 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

Michelle Smith
Cressing Road, Witham
Essex, CM8 2NJ
Telephone: 01376 513477

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