Job Ref No. ECC2915-82S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: 4 Point 7-8 (Depending on experience)
Position Start Date: 06/05/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Temporary
Application Close: 14/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: end of w/c 15th April 2024  

Job Description

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School: Westwood Academy

Job Title: SEN 1:1 Learning Support Assistant

Contract: Fixed Term ending 31st August 2025

Hours per week: 17 hours per week (38 weeks - Term time only)

Scale: 4 Point 7-8 (Depending on experience)

Actual Salary: £9,333.87 to £9,490.62

Start Date: ASAP

Closing Date: 14th April 2024 - midday

Interview Date: end of W/c 15th April 2024

We are seeking an enthusiastic SEN 1:1 Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated and supportive team at Westwood Academy. The position will be working 1:1 with a year 4 child who has Autism to deliver a bespoke curriculum and therapeutic interventions, 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 17 hours per week, Monday to Friday, and you will need to be able to follow a 'One Plan' under the guidance of the Class Teacher and SENCO.

We would like to hear from you if you:

Are seeking a rewarding role.
· Have a NVQ Level 2 in learning support or early years,or equivalent qualification or experience.

· Have good literacy and numeracy skills (GCSE grade A-C or Level 4 and above).

· Have excellent communication skills.

· Have an understanding of working with an EHCP/One Plan.

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

· Have experience of working with SEND children, particularly Autism (Desirable).

· Have a good understanding of child development.

· Have the ability to remain calm under pressure and maintain composure in challenging situations whilst being patient and understanding.

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.

· An additional week's holiday in October resulting in a 2-week break during this term.

· 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 01702 559467, 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.

Westwood 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

There is undoubtedly something very special about Westwood Academy, and we take immense pride in our school community. Here, we work collaboratively to create a safe, happy, and vibrant environment where students can learn and thrive.

We have a great deal of fun in our learning, whether in the classroom or playground, on the sports field, during one of our educational visits or themed learning days.

Supporting our school, South Essex Academy Trust plays a pivotal role by providing leadership, CPD, and school improvement through the peer review model, Leadership Academy, and the support of our School Improvement team. Leaders invest time and CPD in developing staff expertise and teachers value the training they receive; this gives teachers the confidence to adopt teaching approaches that get the best from pupils.

Our team is wholeheartedly devoted to children’s well-being, setting high standards, and nurturing the skills and enthusiasm necessary for our pupils to embrace the opportunities, responsibilities, and experiences that life has to offer.

If you would like to find out more about us, please contact the school and make a convenient appointment; we will be delighted to welcome you!

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

Vicky Merrell
Beresford Close
Hadleigh, Benfleet
Essex, SS7 2SU
Telephone: 01702 559467

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