5 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    April 2024 pending vetting checks/refs

  • Closing date

    26 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    25 January 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - April 2024 to July 2025

Full-time equivalent salary

£21,463 FTE (pro-rata £18,903.95 Actual) – Qualified Starting Salary

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint outstanding individuals who will have a wide range of skills and experience, who are looking to work in an ambitious and rewarding environment.

You will:

  • Hold a minimum of 3 GCSEs (A*-C), or equivalent, including English Language and Mathematics.
  • Hold an NVQ Level 2 for Teaching Assistants (or demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience)
  • Have enthusiasm and a positive attitude towards supporting people with autism to lead independent and fulfilling lives
  • Have previous experience of supporting/caring for others in a voluntary or paid capacity

To be considered for this role, you will need to be able to demonstrate a desire for improving pupil outcomes (including those of high aspiration and vision). You will also offer a flexible approach to your role and be confident to support a range of subjects in a small group and across various levels of academic ability.


What the school offers its staff

Church Lawton is an Autism Specific Specialist Free School seeking to appoint additional Learning Mentors to support small classes of young people with a diagnosis of Autism. This is an exciting opportunity for you to join a dynamic team and be part of the school’s journey in establishing excellence in the education of autistic pupils where you will be working closely with the Class Teacher and HLTA’s.

In addition to a competitive salary, the following benefits are offered:

  • Cycle scheme.
  • 24/7 employee assistance programme - a confidential support programme designed to help you deal with personal and professional problems.
  • Headspace membership - Headspace is a global leader in mindfulness and meditation through its app and online content.
  • Occupational sick pay.
  • A range of discounts from hundreds of retailers, accessible from mobile phones or using reloadable discount cards – the average user saves £565 per year.
  • Salary Finance - Our charity partneroffersSalary Financeloansas a financial wellbeing benefitfor our staff.
  • Eyecare vouchers – employees who need glasses to use computer screens.
  • Pension.


Further details about the role

We adhere to all the necessary safeguarding checks as outlined in Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, including checking ID documents on all site visits (entry will not be allowed without this), all pre-employment vetting checks must include; references from previous employers and an enhanced DBS with barred list check. Dependent on role, a section 128 check and a check on the Teaching Regulation Agency will also be required. Social Media checks/Online Searches are also conducted for all shortlisted candidates.

Applying for the job

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About Church Lawton School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
71 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Phone number
01270877601

Arranging a visit to Church Lawton School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email stacy.booth@churchlawtonschool.org.uk.

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