47 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2024 or as soon as possible

  • Closing date

    1 September 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant
  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 14 hours per week (Monday 08:30-16:30 & Tuesday 08:30-15:30), 39 weeks (term time only plus INSET days)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Bucks Pay Range 2 £25,584 - £26,961 pro-rata (Actual Salary: £8,217 - £8,827)

What skills and experience we're looking for

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join the supportive and dedicated Forest School team at our primary special school for children experiencing difficulties with Communication and Interaction (within the Moderate Learning difficulty range) in September 2024 or as soon as possible. You will assist children in reaching their goals in a school that nurtures the progress of every individual.

We are seeking someone to join our strong staff team dedicated to supporting children whose needs can be challenging. We are looking for an applicant who is:

  • A team player
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Flexible in their approach and positive in outlook
  • Well organised and calm

As this role involves working outdoors in our Forest School, applicants will also need to:

  • Embrace the Forest School ethos
  • Participate enthusiastically in Forest School sessions
  • Be willing to complete Level 2 Forest School training

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information.

What the school offers its staff

“Staff are happy and proud to work at the school. They feel highly valued by leaders and are highly motivated to help pupils achieve their best.” Ofsted Inspection Report February 2024.

Westfield School is a calm, friendly and exciting place to work with superb space and facilities. We can offer you:

  • Strong supportive management
  • Extensive and wide-ranging training
  • Innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • A positive, caring and forward thinking environment
  • A committed and welcoming team of staff and governors

Please see the attached School Information and visit www.westfieldschoolbucks.org for more information.

Further details about the role

If you would like to find out more about our school or arrange a visit, please contact the school office by telephone 01628 533125 or email westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk.

An application pack is attached. You can also obtain one using the contact details above or by visiting our website www.westfieldschoolbucks.org.

Completed applications should be emailed to westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk. Only applications submitted on the current Buckinghamshire Council application form will be considered. Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Interview date: To be confirmed - Applications will be considered on receipt and we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date and withdraw the post if an appointment is made.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

For further information on filtering please refer to Nacro guidance, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) guidance or Ministry of Justice (MOJ) guidance (see, in particular, the section titled ‘Exceptions Order’).

It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in a regulated activity relevant to children. All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a self-disclosure form and return it prior to the interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Westfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made subject to satisfactory Enhanced DBS, Teaching Regulation Agency, Childcare Disqualification, Qualification and Reference checks.

As part of the shortlisting process, we will carry out an online search as part of our due diligence on the shortlisted candidates. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened, and are publicly available online, which the school might want to explore with the applicant at interview.

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 westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk

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About Westfield School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
76 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01628 533125

We are a coeducational primary special school for children who learn within the National Curriculum expectations at a MLd needs relevant level, and who experience difficulties arising from communication and interaction. The vast majority of our pupils also have a diagnosis of ASd. The school’s expansion allows us to build on our success.

Please visit www.westfieldschoolbucks.org for more information.

Arranging a visit to Westfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk.

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