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Learning Support Assistant (Various Posts)

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Brackenfield Special School, Long Eaton
Salary details
Grade 5 £23,114 - £23,500 per annum, pro rata
Job term
Part Time and Full Time hours available
Appointment type
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Closing Date
14 July 2024

Brackenfield School is an area special school for the South of Derbyshire, providing an exciting and relevant education for young people with complex needs including communication and comprehension difficulties.

The Head Teacher and Governors wish to appoint multiple Learning Support Assistant’s for both 31 hours and 20 minutes per week and for 37 hours per week.

The successful candidates will join an experienced team of teachers, STLAs and LSAs who support young people aged 3 to 16, ranging in ability from pre formal to formal learners (equivalent range from previous Pscale P3i to end of Y2- KS1 expectations).

All of our young people have complex learning needs. We have a specific focus on pupils with complex communication and comprehension needs and those with significant visual and auditory impairments.

Pupils in Brackenfield school are not chronologically age grouped and instead are grouped by their cognitive, social, communication and sensory needs. We are looking for someone to join our highly skilled team, who can build excellent relationships with our children and is committed to high standards in the classroom as part of a highly motivated and hardworking team. You should have knowledge and understanding of specialist education and early childhood development. You will be required to demonstrate good verbal communication skills and an ability to annotate pupils’ work. Successful applicants will need an understanding of the issues and support strategies relating to children with complex special educational needs.

The successful applicants will promote the school ethos through high levels of expectation, being an adaptable team player, promoting growth mindset through recognition of character education and be able to encourage pupil independence. In specific we are looking for applicants who have experience in working with pupils with sensory needs. However, other relevant experience will also be considered.

Brackenfield SEND School is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, preventing unlawful discrimination in all of its activities and to valuing diversity.

If you would like more information or to visit the school please contact or call 0115 9733710.

Provisional Interview Date: 17 July 2024.

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.