Deadline is tomorrow

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    28 January 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    12 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stages
KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Part time
32 hours a week
Contract type
Fixed term (12 months with good chance of becoming permanent)
£20,227 - £21,529

Job summary

Larwood School is a dynamic, exciting and successful primary day special school with an innovative and constantly evolving curriculum for boys and girls with social, emotional and mental health related difficulties.

Due to our continued and planned growth, applications are invited for the position of Learning and Support Assistant (LASA) to start in March 2022 or sooner.

Good behaviour management skills, either whole class or with individual pupils is a key part of the role. Whilst training is available, experience of working with children in some capacity is advantageous. The ability to remain positive with pupils who may exhibit challenging and demanding behaviour, the ability to work with pupils to develop their social skills, follow school policies and maintain a sense of humour are all essential!

Ideally candidates are sought with experience of working with pupils with social, emotional and mental health related difficulties in a mainstream or Special School environment.

However, as already noted you may have been working with children in a different setting. You would be required to undertake a number of duties supporting pupils, which may include:

Withdrawal work and ‘one to one’ for pupil progression;
Whole class assistance working with a teacher;
Behaviour management of individual pupils and classes of pupils - training will be

You may have particular skills and a passion for developing certain areas of support within a particular subject area. If this is the case, this would be explored with you.

All staff are trained in the use of Hertfordshire Steps as a behaviour management system.

Candidates must have the ability to be flexible on a day-to-day basis.

GCSE English and Maths Grade C or above or equivalent qualification are essential.

Applying for the job

Please complete the online application.

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 5 to 11
Education phase
School size
86 pupils enrolled
Age range
5 to 11
Contact phone number

About Larwood School

Larwood School has received the Sports Active Mark and Healthy School Award and judged as ‘good’ but ready for inspection as an outstanding school in the near future, by Ofsted in October 2019. We have a range of well-being initiatives and numerous opportunities for growth and development. This includes:

Financial benefits such as Healthcare Cash Plan and access to a range of discounts with
various stores and activities via Medicash
Direct access to a doctor at a time/place that suits you using Medicash
Free staff fitness session (on site) each week
Dedicated staff attendance reward scheme
Access to counselling and physiotherapy should you need it (subject to conditions)
Dedicated training program
Opportunities for increased hours and responsibility where appropriate

All appointments are subject to the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks, including two references, enhanced DBS certificate and occupational health checks as part of our safeguarding and induction procedures.

Please note also that prospective applicants with certain criminal records are barred from employment in regulated activity or from working in certain roles in a school setting.

Arranging a visit to Larwood School

We encourage visiting our school prior to submitting an application. Visit appointments will be by arrangement with the Acting Head Teacher.
To arrange a time to visit please contact Mrs Emma O’Brien, Tel.No. 01438 236333.

School location

Larwood Drive, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 5BZ

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