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Job Ref No. ECC3029-121S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5-6 (£23,500-£23,893 FTE)
Position Start Date: 02/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 14/07/2024 Midnight Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Heathlands C of E Primary school is looking to appoint a motivated and experienced SEND Learning Support Assistant.

This post will be 20-22 hours a week which will involve flexible work patterns and over the children's lunch period.

At Heathlands we want to help everyone shine their light.

The successful candidate will need:

To deliver intervention matched to the needs of identified children identified, within groups or individually dependent on need.

To provide pastoral support as directed by the Senior Leadership Team.

Role to include:

Use a good working knowledge of the curriculum to improve outcomes for children by delivering specific time limited interventions.

Use the Trauma Perceptive Practise principles (training offered) to support positive relationships.

Recognise and support the importance of Mental Health needs, including the use of repair and restore.

Maintain planning and resources to enable excellent delivery of interventions.

Liaise closely with classteachers and other LSAs to ensure impact transitions back into classroom.

Ensure appropriate records are maintained and effective.

Maintain behaviour and safeguarding policies.

Be able to work with imitative and following direction.

Must have:

· Ability to work with flexibility dependent on pupil needs

· Recognition that behaviour is a form of communication

· Excellent communication skills with staff and needed

· A good level of English and Maths

· Experience working with pupils identified with SEND


· Specific SENd/Pastoral training (for example: Thrive, ELSA, Learning Mentor, ELKAN)

Heathlands can offer:

• Happy, motivated and well behaved children
• A friendly hardworking team of staff and parents
• Opportunities for ongoing professional development
• Support from the Leadership team

Heathlands is committed to safeguarding pupils. There will be an enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks prior to appointment. Shortlisted candidates may be subject to online checks.

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

The School Office
New Church Road
West Bergholt, Colchester
Essex, CO6 3JF
Telephone: 01206 240288

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