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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    14 June 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Full time, term time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


What skills and experience we're looking for

You will have previous experience in a supportive or caring role (paid or voluntary), with a relevant qualification or equivalent experience. You will be a great communicator who is adept at building effective relationships. But above all, you will have an enthusiasm for helping people with autism to thrive.

To be considered for this role, you will also need to be able to demonstrate a desire for improving pupil outcomes (including those of high aspiration and vision). You will 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

Our success depends on our skilled and dedicated staff. We offer a competitive salary, as well as a range of benefits and a focus on staff well-being. More importantly, we offer the opportunity to play a part in highly rewarding work, as part of an ambitious and supportive team.

Further details about the role

As a Learning Mentor at Church Lawton School, you will be able to help us transform the lives of autistic children and young people by being part of our exceptional education offer. Working alongside teachers and other Learning Mentors as part of our education team, you will help to address barriers to learning through supportive one-to-one relationships and small group work.

We are an equal opportunities employer. Applications for this job are sought from anyone who is suitably qualified and experienced for the role, but particularly welcome from those with a diagnosis of autism or Asperger syndrome. We are very happy to discuss adjustments to the recruitment process for those that need it.

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). Safer recruitment practice includes scrutinising applicants, verifying identity and academic or vocational qualifications, obtaining professional and character references, checking previous employment history, and ensuring that a candidate has the health and physical capacity for the job. It also includes undertaking online checks and an Enhanced DBS check.

Please note that we can only consider applicants who are legally entitled to work in the UK.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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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

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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