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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Part time: 10 to 32.5 hours per week, term time, Monday to Friday 8:30am to 12:00pm, 12:00 to 1:00pm and 1:00/1:20 to 3:00/3:20pm (can be split into morning, lunchtime and afternoon roles or any combination of these)

Contract type

Fixed term - 2 Years

Actual salary

Grade B Step 1 £11.79 per hour to Step 3 £11.95 per hour (depending on experience)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Learning Support Assistants (LSAs)

We are looking for dynamic new support staff to join our fantastic staff team. We are seeking staff to work with children with additional needs across the school, supporting them in class and through planned interventions.

Are you resourceful, calm, adaptable and able to make learning fun? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Our SEND LSAs work with children who have, or are being assessed for, Education Health and Care Plans (EHCPs). Provision for these children is planned by their teacher, ably supported by our non-class-based Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion (SENCo), and delivered by our SEND LSAs.

As the needs of our children are varied, we are looking for staff with a range of skills and experiences so that we can match new staff to the needs of our children. Our SEND LSA positions are offered on a fixed term basis as they are linked to the needs of specific children and are expected to last for the time the children attend our school. However, as a Hampshire County Council employee, your employment rights would be protected over time.

We are looking for new staff to support children whose needs reflect one or more of the main SEN categories:

  • Cognition and learning
  • Communication and interaction
  • Social, emotional and mental health
  • Sensory and physical disabilities

Our children require a mixture of in-class support and individual or small group intervention provision, so full training and guidance will be provided to ensure new staff are confident and competent in role. We have a large and successful team of SEND LSAs at our school who meet regularly with our Inclusion Leader to share good practice and undertake relevant training and development. In addition, new members of staff joining our team are allocated a ‘buddy’ from their team to support them personally.

What the school offers its staff

We have a variety of roles on offer, some to work mornings from 8:30am to 12 noon, some for lunchtimes from 12 noon to 1:00pm and some for afternoon sessions from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Candidates who would like to work all 32.5 hours would finish at 3:20pm to facilitate a lunch break.

Our SEND LSAs work in close partnership with class teachers, parents, outside agencies and our Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion to promote learning for all children. We are looking for enthusiastic people, preferably with some experience of or interest in working with children with special needs. Successful candidates will work flexibly and creatively with focused objectives to ensure children make good progress across the curriculum. They will have excellent communication skills and the ability to make work fun and engaging. An ability to encourage children to achieve their best and promote independence is essential.

Applicants must have:

  • English and maths to GCSE level

If you would like to join our strong staff team as we strive for excellence, please contact us for an application pack. Visits to our school are warmly welcomed and can be arranged through our admin team. You may also like to visit our website at www.horndeanjuniorschool.co.uk or contact our Assistant Headteacher for Inclusion Amy Piper on 02392 592236 to discuss this opportunity further.

Interview Date – On receipt of application

Application Pack:

* Letter to SEND LSA Applicants

* Staff Structure

* HCC LSA1 Role Profile

* HJS SEND LSA Job Description

* HJS SEND LSA Person Specification

* HCC Support Staff Application Form

* HJS Equalities Monitoring Form

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 Horndean Church of England Junior School

School type
Local authority maintained school, Church of England, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
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School size
496 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11
Phone number

Arranging a visit to Horndean Church of England Junior School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@horndean-jun.hants.sch.uk.

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