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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    24 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Education support
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Will consider part-time, term time
20 hours a week Working Wed-Fr (although there may be some flexibility on this)
Contract type
Fixed term (3 months)
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary

Job summary

  • SEN Learning Support Assistant

    Required for immediate start, fixed term contract until end of term (17/12/21)

    (Scale 4, point 6 in range 6-7 of LGPS)

    We are a hugely oversubscribed school, complimented by our latest OFSTED inspection on many aspects including our forward vision and academic excellence: “attitudes to learning and relationships between staff and students are exemplary”.

    We are looking to appoint a flexible and well-organised LSA to support able pupils who have a variety of challenging needs. Previous relevant experience is essential.

    The post will be 20 hours a week. Working days will likely be Wed – Fri, however there is an element of flexibility which can be discussed.

    The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of the following:

    • Excellent communication skills with both children and adults

    • Caring and patient nature coupled with an ability to give calm, firm and measured responses

    • An understanding of how social and emotional triggers prompt behaviour responses and how to reduce the impact of these

    • An ability to work as part of a team, with initiative and autonomy
      The working environment will enable outstanding professional development opportunities.
      The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

      Full details of the role and department, application form, and our recruitment and retention policy are on our website - www.shsb.org.uk

      Closing date: Midday on Friday 24th September 2021
      (although we reserve the right to call early applicants to interview and appoint prior to the closing date

    Applying for the job

    All applications must be via application form - CV's alone will not be accepted. The application form can be found on our school website.

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    School overview

    School type
    Academy, ages 11 to 18
    Education phase
    School size
    1318 pupils enrolled
    Age range
    11 to 18

    About Southend High School for Boys

    Southend High School for Boys (SHSB) is an ‘Outstanding’ school (Ofsted 2015), rated as outstanding against every one of the inspection criteria. It is one of four selective schools within the Borough of Southend. The main school, years 7 to 11, is single sex boys whilst the large sixth form is coeducational. It is situated thirty miles from London on the Thames Estuary and is close to main road and rail links from London, and to Chelmsford and Cambridge. SHSB has ‘an ethos of excellence in both academic achievement and a wide range of activities [that] permeates all aspects of the school’ (Ofsted 2015). At SHSB talent is nurtured, learning is valued, challenge is welcomed, participation is expected and achievement is prized. SHSB is not only a lively and stimulating institution, but also a welcoming community with an open and friendly approach.

    School location

    Prittlewell Chase, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0RG

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