Learning Support Assistant (Secondary)

Westhaven School, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset, BS23 4UT

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    19 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 May 2022

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Learning Support Assistant (Secondary) job summary

Due to internal promotions, we are now looking to appoint two new members of our learning support team. Although experience of working with children with additional needs is desirable, we will also consider candidates who have the commitment, passion and “can do” attitude and who we believe will fit into our fantastic team.

The successful candidates will likely work in our secondary department, supporting pupils with their academic work as well as their social and emotional needs. The majority of our pupils at this age are on the pathway towards Entry Level qualifications or Functional Skills qualifications.

Key areas of work will include:

Being part of a tutor team and providing pastoral support for pupils
Supporting pupils in lessons so that they reach their full potential
Liaising with parents / carers
Contributing to EHCP paperwork to ensure it fully reflects the needs of the child
Participating in the wider community of Westhaven through social times and extra curricular activities.

Westhaven School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

This post is subject to DBS Barred List and Enhanced DBS Disclosure check and satisfactory references.

You can find our safeguarding policy on our school website.

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About Westhaven School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 18
Education phase
School size
184 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
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Westhaven School is a maintained community special school for pupils aged between 4 and 18 years who have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). Built on an ethos of family support, personalised learning and commitment to the needs of the whole child, the last 50 years has seen it excel in new enterprises and we have recently expanded in both number and age range.

Our pupils have varying aptitudes and abilities; we are extremely proud of all their achievements and progress.

Our pupils have a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) including: Autism (ASC); Cognition and Learning needs; Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN). We seek to ensure that, by the time they leave us, our pupils emerge as self-confident individuals able to manage their own learning; equipped with the skills and competencies to successfully take the next steps in their lives.

We are a friendly, happy and caring school, providing a positive, inclusive and enriching educational experience for our young people. We view each of our pupils as unique and shape our provision to meet their individual needs and accelerate their progress in a variety of areas e.g. personal, social, academic and well-being. Our commitment to supporting the ‘whole’ child and their development is underpinned by our strong pastoral systems and our committed and trained staff.

At Westhaven we promote inclusion and equality and celebrate diversity.

Our mission statement is ‘Valued, Inspired, Prepared”.

What we can offer you:

Fantastic pupils who want to learn and achieve well and who are very proud of their school
A dedicated staff team committed to achieving the best for our students
A caring and supportive special school community that is open to new learning and development
A supportive, warm and welcoming teaching team including skilled support staff
Excellent CPD and training opportunities
A beautiful place to work - our school has its own onsite forest school and garden centre and is situated in a lovely village a short walk from the beach

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