Learning Support Assistant (SEN) Maternity Cover

Hillside Special School, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1NN

2 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    26 September 2022 at 9am

  • Date listed

    1 September 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4, Key stage 5

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - 29.75 hours per week (over 5 days), 38 weeks per year. See the school's website for full details of working hours.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19,264 to £22,129 pro-rata, dependent upon experience

Actual salary

Between £12,810 and £14,715

Additional allowances


Learning Support Assistant (SEN) Maternity Cover job summary

We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Learning Support Assistant with a warm personality, to join the very friendly and supportive team at our all-age special school. Learning Support Assistants (LSAs) work as part of the staff team under the direction of class teachers and may be required to work with pupils of any age and ability. You will be working with pupils with a wide range of complex needs including Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autism. The age range is 2 ½ - 19 years. You need to be enthusiastic about learning, able to motivate and provide the support necessary to help every pupil make as much progress as possible. Emotional and physical resilience, the ability to stay calm in challenging situations, patience and a good sense of humour are all very important. A commitment to maintaining outstanding levels of Safeguarding for all our pupils and staff is essential.

Applying for the job

If you think you have the qualities to fulfil this role and you want to make a real contribution to our school, we would welcome an application from you.

For full details, working hours and how to apply, please see the school website at www.hillsidespecial.org.uk/about_us/vacancies

Applicants must complete an official application form; CVs cannot be accepted.

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About Hillside Special School

School type
Special school, ages 3 to 19
School size
83 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 19
Contact phone number
01787 372808

Hillside is a very successful all-age special school for pupils with a wide range of complex needs including Severe Learning Difficulties (SLD), Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties (PMLD) and Autism. We place the pupils at the heart of everything.

Hillside retained the “Outstanding” rating, for a fourth consecutive occasion, in a short inspection by Ofsted in March 2018.

Arranging a visit to Hillside Special School

We actively encourage applicants to see our school in action (in line with COVID-19 guidelines) before applying for vacancies. If this post is of interest to you and you would like to know more, please contact us via email to admin@hillside.suffolk.sch.uk including your full name and ‘LSA Vacancy’ in the subject line. Please also include your phone number in the body of your email and we will arrange a mutually convenient time to visit.

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