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  • Closing date

    18 March 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 January 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Full-time equivalent salary

£23,500.00 Annually (FTE) Actual Salary including fringe allowance: £18,964.60 per annum

Learning Support Practitioner job summary



33.5 hours per week, Term Time plus 5 INSET days

8.30am-3.30pm Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri

8.30am-4.30pm Wednesday

Half hour unpaid lunch break per day

H3 Point 5: £23,500 + £988 fringe allowance FTE (pro rata)

Actual Salary including fringe allowance: £18,964.60 per annum

Starting March 2024

About Us

This is an extremely exciting time to Join Croxley Danes School:

  • We received our first Ofsted inspection in January 2022 and were judged to be ‘good’ in every category.

  • We received our first set of GCSE results in August 2022. The validated Progress 8 score for this comprehensive cohort was +0.44 and the students’ attainment surpassed both National and Hertfordshire averages - for example 82% of students attained grades 9-4 in English and Maths compared to 2019 figures of 65% nationally and 73% in Hertfordshire. Our unvalidated 2023 GCSE results appear to be just as strong, with the Progress 8 score estimated to be +0.39.

  • We opened our Sixth Form in September 2022 with 95 students in the first cohort, studying 22 A-Level courses (including Music), one BTEC and one Level 3 course in Food Science and Nutrition. . In September 2023 we have increased the number of students recruited to Year 12 to 115. Eventually we aim to have 300 students in the Sixth Form across Year 12 and 13.

Core Purpose

We are seeking a Learning Support Practitioner to facilitate students in accessing the curriculum by supporting them in mainstream and small group lessons.

We would like you to have:


  • Experience of ICT (Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel)

  • Excellent numeracy and literacy skills (GCSE English and Maths or equivalent)

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to communicate on all levels

  • Ability to understand the needs of students, staff and visiting professionals

  • Ability to be flexible in approach and to work as part of a team

  • A natural aptitude to model the Trust’s core behaviours – ‘We display transparency, kindness and respect in all our interactions with others, and support each other in all our endeavours. We are tenacious in our desire to make the difference together’


  • Previous experience working as a Learning Support Practitioner

  • Knowledge of SEN need types and evidence- based interventions

  • Level 3 Diploma in Specialist Support for Teaching and Learning in Schools

  • Experience of ARBOR

  • Knowledge of school procedures

We can offer:

  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school

  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships

  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of excellent student attainment and achievement

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and across the Teaching School Alliance

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

How to make an application:

  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application

  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge, experience and training meet the person specification

  • The vacancy closes at 9.00am Monday 18th March 2024, however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should suitable applicants be found

  • Interviews: soon after closing date

If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please email: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk Website: www.croxleydanes.org.uk. / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

School Address: Baldwins Lane, Croxley Green, Hertfordshire WD3 3LR

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW

Tel: 01923 589699 / 07917 035962

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Croxley Danes School

School type
Free School, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
993 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Thank you for your interest in Croxley Danes School.

For information about the school, please visit: www.croxleydanes.org.uk

For information about Danes Educational Trust, please visit: www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate that they share our values, are highly motivated to work with colleagues within school to continuously develop their skills, pursue professional excellence, and are able to enable pupils to make excellent progress. If this is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.

If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact the recruitment team at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Trust’s core values are:

• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together

• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it

• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result

• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools

• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all

• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

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