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Shakespeare Infant School

Fixed Term Learning Support Assistant

Closing date: 25/04/2024 at 12:00

Interview date: 02/05/2024

Job Start Date: 01/09/2024

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Scale C, Step 1

Hours of Work: 27.5 hrs per week, 39 weeks per year

Location of Role: Eastleigh

Contact e-mail address: [email protected]

Job/Person Summary

We are looking to appoint an experienced Learning Support Assistant to work collaboratively with our caring team of hard working and dedicated staff to provide learning and pastoral support on a class, small group basis and 1:1 basis for pupils in their learning and development in all aspects of life, including well-being.   We would like someone who has experience of working with a variety of different groups of children.

As an individual you will need to be flexible, energetic, resilient and committed to working with children, some of whom have an Education Health Care Plan, and may require high levels of support in order to learn.

 The successful candidate will be passionate and committed about helping all of our children thrive towards independence, confidence and kindness. They will value each child as unique and individual and understand “ways in” to learning. Good communication, IT skills and a high level of literacy and numeracy are essential to the post.

You will be supporting children in class alongside the teacher as well as small groups of children and individuals.  Our Learning Support Assistants work in close partnership with class teachers and senior leaders to enhance learning opportunities for ALL children. 

Previous, recent experience of supporting young children with special educational needs and relevant training is preferred although training and professional development opportunities will be available for the right candidate.

 We are looking for someone who:

 In return we can offer:

 Excellent staff induction with a commitment to high quality professional development

Application Procedure

Visits to the school would be warmly received.  The Headteacher/INCO will also happily talk to candidates about the role over the phone.  Please see our school website for a virtual tour.

The application pack containing the job description and person specification, can be found on our school website www.shakespeareinfantschool.co.uk under vacancies.  Please return your completed application form either by post or email to [email protected] to reach us by 12 noon on the closing date.

Applications will be considered as soon as they are submitted. Early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to close the vacancy if suitable candidates are found. This advert was placed on Friday 2nd February 2024.

Safer Recruitment

Shakespeare Infant School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Shakespeare Road, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 4FZ

Telephone: 023 8057 3888

Website: www.shakespeareinfantschool.co.uk

Application form