SEN TA - 1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Lexden Primary School, Colchester

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Job Ref No. ECC2006-119S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4, point 7-8
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 31/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 01/08/2024  

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1:1 SEN Teaching Assistant (within the schools Nursery Provision)

Salary:Scale 4 (Point 7 to 8) FTE £24,294 - £24,702

Actual:£5488.30 to £5580.47 pa (includes 5.7 weeks paid holiday)

Contract Type:12 month Fixed Term

Hours: 8:45am to 12pm, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 3.25hrs a day - 9.75 hours a week.

39 Working Weeks:38 term time weeks plus 5 INSET days.

Start Date:01/09/2024 (to 31/08/2025)

Interviews: Will take place as and when suitable applications are received.

Lexden Primary School & Nursery is looking to appoint a dedicated, enthusiastic, and caring special education needs learning support assistant (SEN LSA) to start in September 2024.

The role will be supporting a pupil 1:1 with physical needs. Support and training will be provided.

To be considered for this role candidates must:

Be qualified to a Level 3 in Early Years and Childcare

Hold GCSEs in both Maths and English, grades A-C (or equivalent)

Have a strong understanding of EYFS

Previous experience would be an advantage.

It is also desirable, but not essential, for the candidate to have British Sign Language Level 1.

Suitable applicants will need to be able to work as part of a team following a structured programme of learning. Applicants should be organised and show initiative and flexibility, be patient and understand the confidential nature of this role.

Lexden Primary school is a friendly inclusive school with a good Ofsted report.

We can offer:

A small school with a strong sense of community;

Brilliant children;

Specialist training;

A dynamic and dedicated team of teachers and support staff who want the best for their children

Supportive working environment;

A mentor;

An exceptional contributory pension scheme.

Visits to the school are welcome and actively encouraged so why not pop in for a chat. Please contact the School Office to arrange a visit.

Information about the School

At Lexden Primary School we aim to provide every child with a stimulating and caring environment where creativity and challenge inspire academic success and individual fulfilment. We work tirelessly to unlock the potential of every child and encourage them to achieve as highly as possible.

Our school is lively and inclusive; we are proud of the wide range of learning opportunities provided for all children, both within the curriculum and through our links to the wider community.

The teaching and support staff form a dedicated team fully committed to meeting the needs of our children and we encourage a close partnership with parents/carers to ensure that children develop the social and emotional skills that are required to get the most out of life.

Our school is well maintained and boasts extensive grounds providing a large playing field, a Forest School area and two playgrounds. The outdoor pavilion provides shelter and is used as an outdoor classroom. We have seven main classrooms, a Nursery and a enhanced provision for the teaching of Hearing Impaired Children. The Nursery has places for 26 part-time pupils and they are involved in the social life of the school, helping them experience a very successful transition to our reception class in the mainstream school.The enhanced provision has 18 places and caters for pupils who are severe/profoundly deaf from across the whole of North East Essex.

We are aiming for excellence in every aspect of school life. We believe this is achieved by promoting our values.

Community - We respect the world around us and the people we share it with

Courage - We are brave and believe in ourselves; we take responsibility for our own actions

Curiosity - We are always ready to learn new things

Commitment - We persevere; always doing our best in all that we do

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

Alex Candler
Trafalgar Road, Colchester
Essex, CO3 9AS
Telephone: 01206 573519

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