Learning Support Assistant

Southend High School for Boys, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 0RG

4 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    27 May 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    10 September 2021

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type



Pay Scale 4.6

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Learning Support Assistant

Required for immediate start (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 term time only Monday to Friday 37 hours per week, with flexible working considered.

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 Thursday 26th May 2022.
(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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About Southend High School for Boys

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

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.

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