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Job Ref No. ECC3700-70 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3, point 5 (within 5-6)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 31/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Farnham Chuch of England (VA) Primary School is seeking to appoint an experienced Learning Support Assistant to work with a year 3 child with an Educational and Health Care Plan (EHCP).

Fixed Term Contract (renewable on an annual basis, based on funding). Term Time only - 38 weeks per year.

Scale 3 point 5 (within points 5-6) (Full Time Equivalent £23,500 - £23,893). Actual salary £11,922.49.

This is a part time position, Monday - Friday 08.30 - 13:30. 22.5 hours per week, with a 30 minute unpaid break. Please note that this is a fixed term contract linked to the child with an EHCP.

The successful applicant will:

• Have experience in supporting pupils with learning difficulties
• Be enthusiastic, confident and able to show initiative
• Be an effective communicator with pupils and staff
• Be competent in the use of ICT, have knowledge and experience of National Curriculum in a primary school
• Hold at least an A* - C (9-4) pass in GCSE English and Maths (or equivalent)
• Have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with pupils, treating them with respect and consideration
• Experience in developing social skills in young children
• Knowledgeable in supporting children with personal, self-care and independence needs
• Be able to work with Children with ASD and/or ADHD including knowledge and support of sensory needs and speech and language needs.

The successful applicant would be expected to:

• Work under direct supervision by the class teachers and will be expected to use their own initiative to organise activities and tasks
• Use initiative and contribute to creating a stimulating and purposeful learning environment
• Work in partnership with other teaching assistants
• Encourage independence and promote self-confidence
• Support the class teacher in planning differentiated work for the pupil
• Create simple resources to support the pupil's work, as appropriate
• Attend INSET days and training as identified by the Headteacher

We are committed to a child-centred education and to ensuring that every child in our community has access to the highest possible standard of education.

For further details or to visit the school please contact Farnham School Office on 01279 771339 or at

Applications close:Friday 12th July at midday.

Interviews: TBC.

The Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All candidates are subject to safer recruitment procedures and this post is subject to successful medical checks, references and an enhanced DBS check.

Information about the School

We are very proud of our two schools that make up the Federation. They are charming village schools situated in beautiful rural Essex, both with outstanding views of the countryside and both of which form the heart and soul of their respective villages.

Our Schools provide a caring, supportive environment for children to develop a love of learning and respect and understanding for others.

Each child is treated as an individual, with individual needs and abilities, and everyone is encouraged to try to achieve their best and to have high aspirations.

Our schools enable children to become self-confident and resourceful individuals, with a broad and varied skill set, in readiness for the next step of their schooling journey.

The schools share the same vision, values and ethos, which are nurtured in our small school environment.

Our lovely schools are led by our Head Teacher, Mrs Tracey Bratley, who is supported by her dedicated staff and Governing Body

For more information about the school, including our vision and values please visit our school website

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

Mrs Debbie Haddad / Mrs Rebecca Osborn
Farnham Road
Farnham, Bishop's Stortford
Hertfordshire, CM23 1HR
Telephone: 01279 771339

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