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  • Start date details

    January 2024

  • Closing date

    6 December 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 November 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,811.00 - £25,120.00 Annually (Actual)

Outreach SEMH Support Worker job summary

At Whitefield Primary Academy our tagline is ' Respecting others and being the best, we can be' and we do this through our values- based education. As a values-based school our children are empowered to love learning and our school community is happy and harmonious and engaging place where children feel secure

Our school has been on a journey over the last few years, and we have rapidly improving standards, which our curriculum reflects. Reading is at the heart of our curriculum, and we provide children with real-life experiences for writing through our Forest Schools programme and our WOW experiences and trips.

We support and nurture our children with our dedicated Family and Nurture Teams, who support children and their families.

At Whitefield, we are proud to have achieved the Gold School Games Award and the Platinum School Health and Well-being Award; we offer free comprehensive after-school activities programme for out pupils.

Whitefield is a 2 -form entry school with 60 Reception places available each year. In addition, we have 78 places for children aged 3-4 in our Nursery, offering both 15 hour and 30 hour placements with full wraparound childcare facility from 7:45am to 5:30pm.

In Lantern we have an excellent reputation of working with pupils with SEND and we provide high quality and personalised support for children of all abilities. We work with and support 8 schools within the North partnership of Luton, with a maximum of 6 children receiving in-reach support at the Lantern Provision.

Working with children and returning them back into their mainstream setting as quickly as possible is the main aim of the Lantern provision, whilst offering a full curriculum with high expectations of what our pupils can achieve.

Due to the nature of pupils' needs, our teaching approach offers children opportunities to make choices and to direct their own learning within a broad, balanced, and relevant curriculum differentiated to meet individual needs. Working therapeutically with pupils, we aim to identify the triggers which can prevent children from accessing learning and support them to develop strategies to overcome these.

We need an inspiring, innovative and impassioned Outreach SEND Support Worker to join our Lantern SEMH Provision.

Main duties:

* To plan, prepare and deliver SEMH interventions to direct individuals and small groups of pupils.

* Provide pastoral support and one to one mentoring to pupils, attending to personal needs and provide advice to assist in their social, health and development.

* Develop and maintain constructive relationships with external agencies, e.g., social services, which aim to serve the needs of the pupils.

Working Hours;

Mon-Thurs 9am -4pm

Friday 9am -3pm

( 30 min lunch break)

31.5 hours per week

Term time only plus 5 inset days

£22,811 - £25,120 actual annual salary

If this sounds like you, please apply!

We reserve the right to close the advert prior to the closing date if sufficient interest is received.

We can offer:

A welcoming and friendly workplace with an exceptionally dedicated staff team.

A highly skilled, experienced , and committed School Leaders.

A well-resourced working environment.

A strongly and highly responsive central trust support team.

Staff well-being is a priority for our team, and we work closely with our staff to achieve a positive work/life balance.

We also subscribe to an employee benefits programme, which includes discounts with a number of retailers and hospitality outlets and membership of an employee assistance programme.

So, if you would like to join our amazing team and be part of our exciting journey then please apply today!

Applicants for this public-facing post will need to demonstrate the ability to converse, and provide effective help or advice, fluently in spoken English.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.

Visits to tour our school sites are welcomed and strongly encouraged.

Please contact Megan Hankey-hankeym@whitefield.primaryluton.co.uk/ 01582 596108 to arrange a visit, answer any queries or for a formal chat.

Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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 Whitefield Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
448 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

School location

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