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  • Start date details

    Immediate Start or September 2024

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    21 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday - Term Time Only

Contract type


Pay scale

Scale 3 Point 6 (£23,893 paid pro rata) plus London Weighting Allowance (£2,175)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Main Purpose of Job

  • To carry out work, care and/or support programmes for pupils, under the SENCO.
  • To enable access to learning for pupils and assist the teacher in the management of SEND (E and K coded) pupils and the classroom.
  • To deliver an effective level of support, assist in meeting the needs of students with different learning needs as well as English as an additional need.
  • Prepare and deliver small group interventions for a group of identified pupils; this may include any targeted interventions as instructed by SENCO/Head of EAL.
  • To contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of the school.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Attend to the personal needs of pupils and implement related personal programmes, including social, health, physical, hygiene, and first-aid and welfare matters.
  • Supervise and provide support to pupils ensuring their safety and access to learning activities.
  • Support pupils to understand instructions, and in respect of local and national learning strategies such as literacy, and numeracy, Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4, as directed by the teacher, SENCO and/or Head of EAL.
  • To liaise with subject teachers in order to become familiar with the SOW and lesson plans and be well prepared to support the pupils with SEND (E and K) and EAL.
  • To liaise with Head of EAL, the SENDCO and the subject teachers to support SEND pupils (E and K) and EAL pupils .
  • Establish good relationships with pupils, acting as a role model, being aware of and responding appropriately to their individual needs, and encouraging pupils to interact with others and engage in activities with others.
  • Prepare the classroom as directed for lessons, clear afterwards and assist with the display of pupils’ work.
  • Undertake pupil record-keeping as requested by the teacher and the SENDCO.
  • Keep a record of targeted intervention classes , including EAL.
  • Keep a daily record of in-class support on the relevant school’s software, such as class charts or provision map.
  • Contribute to SEND and EAL student passport and IEP (Individual Educational Plan) writing and reviews as requested by the SNEDCO and Head of EAL.
  • Maintain awareness of pupil problems, progress and achievements, and report to the SENDCO as agreed and/or appropriate.
  • Gather and report information from and/or to parents/carers as directed by the SENDCO.
  • Prepare and maintain equipment and resources as directed by the teacher, and assist pupils in their use, including basic ICT equipment.
  • Support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour, reporting conflict and incidents in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures.
  • Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils.
  • Assist with supervision of pupils out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes.
  • Accompany teaching staff and pupils on trips and school activities as required.
  • General Responsibilities (common to all support staff job descriptions)
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures, and report all concerns to an appropriate person, in respect of child protection, health, safety and security, confidentiality, and data protection.
  • Contribute to the school’s commitment to equality of access to opportunities to learn and develop for all pupils.
  • Undertake these duties within agreed school objectives, policies and procedures and promote the Schools Equal Opportunities Policy.
  • To present a positive impression of the school in all encounters with visitors or on school visits.
  • To respond calmly to the challenges of school life.
  • To undertake general duties, administration and any reasonable task as directed by the Line Manager or Headteacher and to carry out such other tasks as are essential to fulfil the job’s core purpose.
  • Assist with first-aid for pupils and staff, including looking after sick pupils and liaising with parents and staff.

  • Participate in training and development activities and programmes, and attend and participate in meetings, as required.

What the school offers its staff

  • Free On-site Parking
  • Weekly Staff Treats
  • Cycle-to-work Scheme
  • Staff: Tea / Coffee
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Staff Social Events: Christmas Lunch & Summer BBQ
  • Commitment to Continued Professional Development

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 Kingsbury High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1993 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number

Kingsbury High School is a vibrant learning environment with a strong community ethos.

Prospective candidates are welcome to come and look around the school to see for yourself what makes Kingsbury High different. As a large 12 form entry 11-18 split site school we are situated in an inner London location, but with an out of London feel – surrounded by parkland with large playing fields and great local amenities, excellent transport links to enable easy access from central London and fringe areas. Our school is truly diverse in its makeup, whilst united as one family working to achieve the best for all our students.

Arranging a visit to Kingsbury High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email khsvacancies@kingsburyhigh.org.uk.

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