3 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    3 December 2021 at 9:00am

  • Date listed

    23 November 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Key stages
Early years, KS1, KS2
Working pattern
Will consider full time, part time
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
£20210 - £20597 - paid pro rata
Actual salary
Actual starting salary £15136.65

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 SpineH3.5 £19,312 + £898 Fringe Allowance FTE
Actual Salary £15,136.65 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.

We would like you to have:
• A natural aptitude to work with children
• Secure knowledge of ICT and confident to deliver teaching and learning using ICT
• Understanding of Keeping Children Safe in Education and their responsibilities for Safeguarding
• Understanding of the School’s ethos and values
• Understanding of the SEND Code of Practice
• Understanding of school policies and willing and able to work within these
• Effective communicator (both written and verbal)
• Has a solution-focused approach to problem solving (a ‘Can do attitude’)
• Motivated to learn new strategies to support learners
• Flexible, Reliable, Reflective, Active Listener, Able 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’.

• Experience in Early Years
• Experience working with SEN
• Basic knowledge of First Aid

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.

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 Friday 3rd December 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: Tuesday 7th December 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

Applying for the job

To apply, please complete the My New Term Application Form available at the link

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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

Thank you for your interest in 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 governors and myself are committed to the well-being and continuing professional development of all members of staff. We are a part of the Danes Educational Trust who have a track record of excellent pupil attainment and achievement and offers exceptional professional development opportunities both within the Trust and School.

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 Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Danes Educational Trust
The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises nine schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School and Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Ascot Road Primary School, Jupiter Primary School, Lanchester Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all six schools. If appointed, you will benefit from working within an established, outstanding Trust.
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

John Dibden


Arranging a visit to Lanchester Primary School

Please contact Dawn Gamble, Recruitment Manager - recruitment@danesedtrut.org.uk

School location

Hempstead Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD17 3HD

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