This job expired on 19 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    19 September 2021 at 4:00pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4pm. Term Time + 5 Inset days.
Contract type
Annual or full-time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our successful SEND team to work with students who need additional support in overcoming barriers to learning. It will be an advantage if applicants have some experience of working with special educational needs, although this is not essential.

We are looking for a caring and determined individual who would like to spend at least a year in the post – possibly a graduate who is considering going into teaching. Applicants need to be positive and enthusiastic, combined with a willingness to learn and flexibility to support in different ways. Applications from those wishing to contribute to other aspects of school life outside the classroom are particularly welcome.

Hours are 8.30am - 4.00pm. Candidates are encouraged to find out more about the role by contacting Martin Monks (Deputy Head), or Mat Wilson (SENCo). Mr Wilson can be emailed on

Hitchin Boys’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check will be carried out for all posts. This post is classed as having a high degree of contact with vulnerable children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Further details and an application form are available on the school website Completed forms should be emailed to the PA to School Business Manager, Mrs Becky Rose at

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Supporting documents

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School overview

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
School size
1224 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Contact phone number
01462 432181

About Hitchin Boys' School

Background: Hitchin Boys’ School is a high achieving, all-ability, single sex school with over 1,300 pupils (aged 11-18) on roll and a mixed sixth form, which forms part of the highly successful Hitchin Schools’ consortium.

Hitchin itself is a historic market town of approximately 35,000 inhabitants in North Hertfordshire 25 minutes from London by rail line and close to the A1(M) and M1.

The school population is a truly comprehensive ability intake and reflects the demographic of the locality with some 24% of students coming from BAME backgrounds and approximately 9% of all students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Our ethos: At Hitchin Boys’ we pride ourselves on offering a warm and friendly environment where our students are encouraged to fulfil their academic potential whilst developing a solid foundation of spiritual, social, moral and cultural awareness. Hitchin Boys’ School helps all students to achieve according to their ability, and we celebrate success in many ways other than exam grades, ensuring that all our students go on to the next step in their lives with a feeling of achievement and self-worth. We are committed to caring for each and every one of our students and helping them become well-rounded, successful young adults.

Hitchin Boys’ School was judged Outstanding by Ofsted in January 2016. We believe that the inspectors accurately identified our strength as a school when they said: “The academy’s motto, ‘striving for excellence’, is reflected strongly in all aspects of school life. Pupils thrive because personal development and academic excellence are promoted equally well.” OFSTED 2016. The full report is on the school website (

Facilities: The school is a historic site itself with Grade II listed buildings as well as state of the art facilities which opened in 2019 including a 220-seater auditorium with cutting edge recording technology

The school has consistently been over-subscribed for many years, and Hertfordshire County Council provided funding which has enabled us to increase our facilities to accommodate an additional 45 students in every new intake. This has provided some financial support to help us through these difficult times in education, it also means that there will be new roles created within the school to manage demands both academic and pastoral of these increased numbers.

Arranging a visit to Hitchin Boys' School

Candidates may contact Mrs Becky Rose, PA to School Business Manager, to arrange a visit to the school (email:; phone: 01462 432181 x252).

School location

Grammar School Walk, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1JB

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