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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    1 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    14 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time, part time: This is a term time role.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £22,183 - £22,366

What skills and experience we're looking for

Are you looking to work in a vibrant school community?

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated individual to play a key role in our dedicated SEN team as a Learning Support Assistant and have an impact on the potential of our students.

The Role

You will work with a highly professional team who believe in the inclusion and success of our students and giving them the best possible prospects for their future lives.

The role involves supporting students with SEND within the classroom, working 1:1 and undertaking small group intervention work to help them meet their potential. You will also be required to undertake first aid training and will be one of the school’s first aiders.

This is a rewarding job, and we will give you all the training you need to succeed. There is a potential opportunity with this role to progress via a worked-based apprenticeship scheme.

We are looking for:

It is important you have a caring, patience and understanding nature and are someone with warmth, and resilience who wants to make a difference to the lives of children.

You will also:

  • Have good literacy and numeracy skills
  • Understand how to motivate, engage and inspire learning
  • Be proactive in supporting students’ needs
  • Be relationship driven, and able to empathise with our students and be supportive
  • Be able to work in a team

Experience ofdelivering literacy interventions across year groups would be an advantage as would experience of supporting students at A Level (though not essential as training will be given).

If you are a team player with a flexible approach and a positive, can-do attitude, we would be delighted to hear from you.

What the school offers its staff

Working at The Burgate School and Sixth Form is stimulating, challenging and fun. Life here is always varied, never dull and infinitely interesting because of our enthusiastic students, who really enjoy being at school.

With our term time contracts, we offer an excellent work life balance, a commitment to training and development and a friendly and supportive working environment. To find out more about us, visit our websitehttps://www.theburgate.com/to get a flavour of our school.

You will also benefit from:

  • A supportive school community with friendly colleagues.
  • A commitment to professional development to support your individual career.
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme.
  • Child Care Voucher Scheme.
  • A school with fantastic grounds on the edge of the New Forest.

This role offers an exceptional opportunity to the successful candidate. We believe our school is an exceptional place to work, where students and staff share collective values in a happy and successful environment. Every member of our staff team matters, and creativity and innovation are embraced and developed. Our students are a pleasure to work with and we encourage you to come and see this for yourself.

You are advised to submit your applications as soon as possible as, on occasion, we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date, if we have received sufficient applications that meet the criteria, or a suitable candidate is found. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.

Commitment to safeguarding

The Burgate School & Sixth Form is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Any offer of a post will be conditional subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Check as well as all other relevant safeguarding/pre-employment checks including the receipt of satisfactory references and medical clearance.

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About The Burgate School and Sixth Form

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1072 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Phone number
01425 652039

The Burgate School and Sixth Form converted to a Single Academy Trust in May 2011. We are a popular, Hampshire school, situated in expansive grounds on the outskirts of Fordingbridge in Hampshire, providing high quality comprehensive education for children aged between 11 and 18. We enjoy an excellent reputation within the local community for our high standards.

We offer a broad curriculum covering a wide range of subjects at GCSE and A Level which are delivered by a highly qualified and caring team of professional teachers and support staff who are committed to offering the highest quality of education to the students alongside a creative approach to learning that inspires curiosity, builds collaboration, helps develop resilience and encourages flexibility of thought.

Our school vision is that we want every child to enjoy their learning and feel valued for who they are. We believe that Every Burgate Child Matters and we recognise all of our students as individuals, encouraging each to reach their full potential. We have high aspirations for every student and are committed to raising standards of achievement and nurturing a culture of high expectations to drive success for each student in a safe, supportive and friendly environment. We want to support our students in becoming independent learners, as well as confident and responsible young people thereby achieving our motto of Learning for Life.

Arranging a visit to The Burgate School and Sixth Form

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email shewett@burgate.hants.sch.uk.

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