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The Toynbee School


Closing date: 27/08/2021 at 12:00

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: £18,562 to £18,877 FTE (Actual: £12,873 to £13,265)

Hours of Work: 30 hours per week

Location of Role: The Toynbee School

Contact e-mail address: recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk

Job/Person Summary

We have a vacancy in our VI department to support pupils with a Visual Impairment at KS3/KS4 in a mainstream context, and support them across the curriculum.


The ideal candidate should demonstrate resilience, initiative, patience and a passion for working with and assisting young people to learn. There are good opportunities for career progression and previous experience is not essential. Candidates must have proven literacy and numeracy skills, equivalent to GCSE grade C and above.


A working knowledge of Braille and/or the modification of resources for large print users is desirable but not essential as training will be given. Additionally, there will be the opportunity to gain accreditation in Braille and associated skills to support pupils with vision impairment.


The VI Learning Support Assistant will be required to:



Support assistants will be given the opportunity to develop specific skills in an identified area of the curriculum, as far as possible designed to suit their interests.


The opportunity to increase personal knowledge, professional development in visual impairment and the role of the VI LSA will be offered internally and on external courses.


This post is an excellent way to gain experience in a secondary school setting where the role of the Learning Support Assistant is valued by pupils, parents and staff.  If you have the skills, enthusiasm and commitment to work with young people with a visual impairment, we would like to hear from you.  Please see the Candidate Application pack for further information. 


Closing Date: 27th August


Interview Date: Successful shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview prior to the closing date

Application Procedure

Applicants should apply using the Support Staff Application Form which can be found on our website, together with a Candidate Application Pack: https://www.toynbee.hants.sch.uk/recruitment. Please note that CVs will not be considered.

Completed Application Forms should be submitted to: Recruitment@toynbee.hants.sch.uk. Please contact us via email or 02380269026 if you have any questions about the role.

Safer Recruitment

The Toynbee 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: Bodycoats Road, Chandler's Ford, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 2PL

Telephone: 023 8026 9026

Website: www.toynbee.hants.sch.uk

Application form