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  • Start date details

    Autumn Term

  • Closing date

    29 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    8 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£21,190 - £22,215

Actual salary

£15,964 - £16,736

What skills and experience we're looking for

Cove School has been graded ‘Good’ in all four categories by Ofsted and has a well-resourced SEND department which offers high quality provision to meet the needs of children and young people with Special Educational Needs. We also have a Resourced Provision Unit for Hearing Impaired (HI) students. We have a part time Teacher of the Deaf (TOD) and a Learning Support Assistant who works very closely with the TOD.

Required for immediate appointment, we are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious Learning Support Assistant, who has high aspirations for all students. We want a dedicated individual who is passionate about providing the highest standards of care, support and education to our students. Someone with a can-do attitude and commitment to young people and the SEND team at Cove School.

Within this role the successful candidate will be required to work with and support students who have additional needs within the ‘broad areas of need’ as outlined in the SEN code of practice 2015; Communication and Interaction, Cognition and Learning, Social, emotional and mental health difficulties and Sensory and/or physical needs.

The successful candidate will be required to work with young people in order to help them to develop into independent learners to ensure they make good progress with their learning, as well as emotional and with regards to their well-being. As part of the roles and responsibilities you will support students to access tasks and activities that they find challenging both inside the classroom, as part of 1:1 intervention or within a small group situation.

Cove School is a happy and thriving place to work with close links to the local authority and we are relentlessly focused on achieving the highest standard of education for all the children in our care.

What the school offers its staff

  • Contribution to the LGPS Pension Scheme
  • A dedicated Behaviour Team who supports teachers with behaviour around the school site daily, run internal exclusions and detentions
  • Access to the RAS (Raising Aspirations Team) who help and support students pastorally. Team members are trained in a variety of counselling and interventions to support students
  • To be part of a school which has a real ‘team approach’ where you will be valued and supported

Commitment to safeguarding

Cove School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff 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. As part of Keeping Children Safe in Education we may perform an online search as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted candidates. This search could be carried out across publicly accessible social media platforms, blogs, or professional networks.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to s.downham@coveschool.uk

Skilled worker visa sponsorship is not available for this job.
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About Cove School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
961 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01252 542397

Arranging a visit to Cove School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email s.downham@coveschool.uk.

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