10 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 November 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    11 October 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stages
KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Contract type
£20597 - £21802 - paid pro rata

Job summary

Part time 32.5 Hours per week Term Time only plus 5 inset days.
Working Pattern: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 3.30pm (1/2 hour lunch)
Pay Spine H4 SP 6-9 £19,699 -£20,904 + £898 Fringe Allowance FTE
Actual Salary £15,426.50 - £16,329.01 including fringe allowance.
Start date As soon as possible.

We are seeking a Learning Support Practitioner to work with Teachers to support teaching and learning across our school. Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day, including supervision in the classroom, playground and dining areas

We would like you to have:
• A natural aptitude to work with children
• Provide learning activities for individuals and groups of pupils under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher, differentiating and adapting learning programmes to suit the needs of allocated pupils
• Assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment as agreed with the teacher
• Monitor and record pupil responses and learning achievements, drawing any problems which cannot be resolved to the attention of the teacher
• Plan and evaluate specialist learning activities with the teacher, writing reports and records as required
• Select and adapt appropriate resources/methods to facilitate agreed learning activities
• Support pupils in social and emotional well-being, reporting problems to the teacher as appropriate
• Teaching Assistants in this role are expected to undertake at least one of the following:
• Provide specialist support to pupils with special educational needs, for example, learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties
• Provide specialist support to pupils where English is not their first language
• Provide specialist support to gifted and talented pupils
• Provide specialist support to all pupils in a particular learning area (e.g. ICT, literacy, numeracy, National Curriculum subject).
• Supervise individuals and groups of pupils throughout the day, including supervision in the classroom, playground and dining areas

• NVQ level 2 in numeracy & literacy (or equivalent)
• Working towards NOS/HLTA
• Intermediate knowledge of ICT
• Working knowledge of Health, wellbeing and safety
• Awareness of keeping children safe
• Basic knowledge of First Aid
• Knowledge of Data protection and confidentiality
• Understanding of the Schools ethos and values
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

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.

Applying for the job

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 on Monday 1st November 2021 at 9am, however, early application is advised as we reserve the right to close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found.
• Interview date: 4th/ 5th November 2021.
• If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact Dawn Gamble, Recruitment Manager on 07917 035962 or at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

Website: www.lanchestercfs.org.uk. / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk
School Address: Hempstead Road, Watford, Herts WD17 3HD

E-mail: recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk
Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW
Tel: Dawn Gamble 01923 589699 / 07917 035962

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
School size
355 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Contact phone number
07917 035962

About Lanchester Primary School

Lanchester Primary School is a very well regarded school in central Watford, having had a very positive Ofsted inspection in July 2019. Along with our two sister schools, we have now joined the Danes Educational Trust. You will be joining the school at a time when we will be reaping the huge benefits of our involvement with Danes. 
Our vision at Lanchester is that every child is valued, celebrated and encouraged to be the best version of themselves that they can be.  Our children realise their full potential through taking pride and having fun in their learning.  In so doing, they grow into confident citizens of their world, who can make a positive difference.
We inspire our children to enjoy their childhood, while becoming:
Independent, resilient, lifelong learners
Thriving, adaptable and aspirational people
Caring, considerate and respectful members of society.
We are a two-form entry primary school situated near the centre of Watford with excellent transport links into / from London, we are also close to the M25. You can visit our school website: www.lanchestercfs.org.uk for further information about the school.

The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate that they share our values and are highly motivated and that they are flexible in their approach. They would also be aware of the importance of hygiene in the workplace. If this is you then we would be delighted to receive your application.
The governors and myself are committed to the well-being and continuing professional development of all members of staff. This role would provide an excellent opportunity for an outstanding and ambitious person. DET has a track record of excellent pupil attainment and achievement and offers exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and School.

Arranging a visit to Lanchester Primary School

Please contact Dawn Gamble to arrange this - recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk

School location

Hempstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3HD

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