Job Ref No. ECC2971-86S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 3 Point 5-6 (Depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 15/04/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 08/03/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: 14th March 2024  

Job Description

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School: Kents Hill Infant Academy

Position: SEN 1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Contract: Fixed term contract - ending 31st August 2026

Hours: 20 hours - term time only

Salary: Scale 3 Points 5 to 6 dependant on qualifications and experience

£10,622.09 - £10,799.73 (actual salary)

Application Closes: 8th March 2024 at midday

Interview Date: 14th March 2024

We are seeking an enthusiastic SEN 1:1 Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team at Kents Hill Infant Academy. The position will be working 1:1 with a child in reception who has Autism, experience is desirable but not essential. As a SEN 1:1 Learning Support Assistant, you will play a fundamental role in fostering a nurturing and inclusive learning environment where every child can thrive.

The successful candidate will be required to work 20 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8.45 am to 1.00pm, and you will need to be able to follow a 'One Plan' under the guidance of the Class Teacher and SENCO.

We would be delighted to hear from you if you have:

· Strong literacy and numeracy skills,with GCSE English and Maths grades A-C (4 and above).

· A NVQ Level 2 in learning support or early years,or equivalent qualification or experience.

· Proven experience working with children in a school or early year setting.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills,enabling you to effectively interact with both children and adults.

· Experience of working with ASD and SEMH children or be willing to embrace continuous learning and professional development,actively seeking opportunities to enhance your skills and knowledge.

· Adaptability to work within a small,specialised team supporting children with diverse needs.

· Effective organisational and interpersonal skills,enabling you to manage tasks efficiently and collaborate effectively with colleagues.

· The ability to work independently and take initiative,taking pride in your work and consistently seeking opportunities to contribute to the team's success.

· The ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain composure in challenging situations.

What We Offer You:

· Engaged and enthusiastic pupils who are 'proud to belong' to our school and enjoy learning in a stimulating environment.

· A forward thinking, proactive Trust that is dedicated to the success of its pupils and staff.

· A dynamic and collaborative team of leadership who are dedicated and committed to the success of pupils and staff alike.

· Access to ongoing training empowering you to grow and excel in your role.

· A comprehensive Employee Assistance programme available to all employees, providing you with the support you need whenever you need it.

Take the Next Step:

Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the office team directly at 01268 792500, to schedule an appointment. We hope to meet you.

We encourage you to submit your application at your earliest convenience as we reserve the right to close this job opportunity early.

Kents Hill Infant Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and appointments are subject to satisfactory DBS certification and references.

As part of the South Essex Academy Trust we are an equal opportunities employer.

How to apply:

If you would like to apply for this position, please click on the 'apply for this vacancy' button to complete our application form. Once completed please send to Sarah O'Donnell, Recruitment Consultant at along with your Recruitment Monitoring Information form.

Job Description and Person Specification is also included in the attachments.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered.

Information about the School

Our school is happy, friendly and very successful and as of January 1st 2019 we are delighted to be one of a family of schools as part of the South Essex Academy Trust. We aim to provide an exciting, stimulating, safe and secure environment where outstanding learning takes place. We are very much a family school. The ethos of the school is reflected in excellent relationships and in its purposeful and caring atmosphere. Parents, carers, staff and directors all contribute to our success. Our children make excellent progress and the school enjoys very high standards. We firmly believe that “every child matters” and we provide the highest quality learning opportunities for all our children. This includes a broad range of extra curricular activities.

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

Sara Allchorne
South Essex Academy Trust
Kents Hill Infant Academy
Kents Hill Road, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 5PS
Telephone: 01268 792500

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