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  • Job start date

    1 September 2023

  • Closing date

    16 June 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    26 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Part timejobs - The hours of work will be 8.45am to 3.15pm Monday to Friday, term time only (plus INSET days).

Contract type


Pay scale

Scale 3 (points 5 and 6)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are really excited to be developing a new Enhanced Provision at Spring Meadow Primary School and 'School House' Nursery, which will provide Social, Emotional and Mental Health support for children in Harwich who currently find the pressures of a busy classroom a little too challenging. The provision will be known as The Harbour, and will welcome its first pupils in September 2023.

We have begun to assemble our team, but are still looking for two highly motivated, empathetic and resilient Learning Support Assistants who have recent experience of working with children with special education needs, in particular SEMH. The SEMH Provision Learning Assistants will work alongside our Head of Provision and Provision Leader to deliver a personalised curriculum for each child.

The successful candidates will:

  • Be passionate about working children with additional needs and determined to make a difference to the lives of these children
  • Be resilient and prepared to take every day, every hour as a fresh start
  • Have recent experience in developing social and self-regulation skills in primary aged children, with a solid understanding of issues surrounding SEMH and ASD and the challenges this brings for those children
  • Have an understanding of Trauma Perceptive Practice
  • Have an understanding of attachment difficulties and the effects this can have on an individual
  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have access to a car and have a full driving licence. with the appropriate insurance. to be able to travel independently to other local schools to provide outreach support

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to be part of the development of this new provision which will have a real impact on the lives of some of the most vulnerable children in our local community
  • Focused training at outset and a commitment to your ongoing professional development
  • A knowledgeable, welcoming and supportive team who are focused on providing the very best support for every child
  • The chance to be part of a school where staff wellbeing takes a high priority

Commitment to safeguarding

Spring Meadow Primary School and 'School House' Nursery is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references. We are an equal opportunities employer with a commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and staff wellbeing.

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About Spring Meadow Primary School & School House Nursery

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
406 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number
01255 504528

Spring Meadow Primary School and 'School House' Nursery is a successful community school located in the heart of the seaside town of Harwich. We pride ourselves on the way in which we balance the highest expectations for all of our children within an environment that nurtures and supports all members of our community. At Spring Meadow, our motto is ' Aspire, Inspire and Make a Difference'. Our school values of Aspiration, Social Justice, Perseverance, Inclusion, Respect and Equity (ASPIRE) underpin all that we do and we are looking to recruit individuals who share these values.

Arranging a visit to Spring Meadow Primary School & School House Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email head@springmeadow.essex.sch.uk.

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