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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    22 April 2024 at 1pm

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Permanent

Full-time equivalent salary

£17,834.00 - £18,132.00 Annually (FTE) Pay award pending

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Learning Support Assistant

NJC Grade 4 points 5-6

Actual FTE Salary £17,834 to £18,132 (Pay award pending)

Part Time Term Time (32.50 hrs) - Permanent

Commencing: ASAP

Closing Date: Monday 22nd April 2024 @ 12:00pm

Interviews scheduled for: w/b 29th April 2024

An excellent opportunity has come up in our schoolin Solihull that caters for, educates and nurtures children with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) difficulties.

We are seeking to appoint an inspirational, dynamic and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join our dedicated staff team within our School. You will be expected to be able to deliver quality support to a mixed group of up to 8 pupils in either our Lower School Yrs2-8 or our Upper School Yrs8-11.

Our school works with some of the ‘most difficult’ pupils to engage in learning, so if you relish a challenge then we are the place for you. The school is actively moving forward and improving in all ways, making it a dynamic environment to be in. We can guarantee that every day will be different to the last and there is rarely a dull moment.


The successful candidate will be:

  • A qualified and effective practitioner
  • Able to meet all the requirements for safeguarding children
  • Organised and a good communicator
  • Creative and inspirational in their teaching
  • Committed to developing self and others
  • Friendly, hardworking, motivated
  • Willing to learn and progress their own professional development

Candidates should also:

  • Be committed to making a difference to the future of our pupils
  • Sustain the highest levels of quality learning support
  • Demonstrate high levels of passion and energy
  • Share ideas and expertise
  • Have an ability to work both as a member of a team and alone
  • Have knowledge and experience of Special Educational Needs
  • Be able to determine priorities and manage time effectively

Benefits of working with Castlewood School

The successful candidate will:

Take part in an ongoing CPD program

Improve as a practitioner

Work within a small supportive team environment

To Apply

Please follow the link to Mynewterm and register with them to be able to complete an application form, along with a supporting statement of no more than 2 x A4 pages, to tell us what you can bring to the role and why you feel Castlewood School is a good match for you.

Closing date is Monday 22nd April 2024, at 12 noon, shortlisting will be completed on the afternoon of this date, therefore applications received after the deadline will not be included. Interviews are scheduled to take place week commencing 29th April 2024.

Further information

For a further discussion about this position or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Chris White (deputy Headteacher) 0121 748 9760.

Castlewood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All applicants will be subject to a rigorous, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and all references obtained will be checked upon for authenticity and accuracy.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, online searches will be undertaken for all prospective shortlisted candidates

We are an Equal Opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.

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Commitment to safeguarding

Castlewood School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All applicants will be subject to a rigorous, Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and all references obtained will be checked upon for authenticity and accuracy.
In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, online searches will be undertaken for all prospective shortlisted candidates

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About Castlewood School

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 16
School size
92 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 16

Castlewood School is a special day school for 96 pupils aged 4-16 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health difficulties (SEMH).



Many of our pupils also have additional needs, often due to the co-morbidity of related medical conditions. Additional needs presented include Autistic Spectrum Conditions (ASC) including Asperger’s Syndrome, Moderate Learning Difficulties (MLD), Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD) including dyslexia and dyspraxia and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). Some pupils have medical conditions such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) requiring medication or visual and hearing impairments.

All pupils at Castlewood School have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) and are admitted following close consultation with the referring Local Authorities.

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