3 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    11 June 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    22 May 2023

Job details

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 35 hours per week (Monday 08:30-16:30, Tuesday-Friday 08:30-15:30) plus 1.5 hours (on or off site, as agreed), 39 weeks (term time only plus INSET days)

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Bucks Pay Range 3 £24,310 - £26,295 pro-rata (Actual Salary: £19,506 - £21,538) Plus welcome payment on successful completion of 6 month probationary period

What skills and experience we're looking for

Do you have excellent practice as a Learning Support Assistant working with children with SENd?

Do you have the interpersonal skills and self-confidence to support other Learning Support Assistants to develop their role?

Are you committed to safeguarding children and ensuring they fulfil their potential?

We are looking for someone who is:

  • A team player
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Flexible in their approach and positive in outlook
  • Well organised and calm

Please see the attached Person Specification for more information.

What the school offers its staff

Westfield School is a calm, friendly and exciting place to work with superb space and facilities. We can offer you:

  • Strong supportive management
  • Innovative approaches to teaching and learning
  • A positive, caring and forward thinking environment
  • A committed and welcoming team of staff and governors

We are seeking someone to join our strong staff team dedicated to supporting children whose needs can be challenging. We are looking for an applicant who will:

  • Act as coordinator to other Learning Support Assistants
  • Work with individual pupils and groups, under the direction of the class teacher, introducing tasks, monitoring children’s work and using a range of strategies to support their learning
  • Maintain high quality safeguarding practice within the school policy
  • Observe pupils' performance, and using the systems in place in the school/class, provide the teacher with feedback on pupil progress and help to maintain individual and group records
  • Contribute to the planning and evaluation of learning activities for individuals and groups, liaising with and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Help prepare and maintain a purposeful, orderly and supportive environment for learning
  • Provide care with regard to the health and medical needs of pupils
  • Draw on specialist skills and knowledge to respond effectively to pupils with special educational needs
  • Contribute to the induction programme for newly-appointed Learning Support Assistants and provide mentoring support to trainees on work placements

Please see the attached Job Description for more information.

Further details about the role

If you would like to find out more about our school or arrange a visit, please contact the school office by telephone 01628 533125 or email westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk.

An application pack is attached. You can also obtain one using the contact details above or by visiting our website www.westfieldschoolbucks.org.

Completed applications should be emailed to westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk. Only applications submitted on the current Buckinghamshire Council application form will be considered. Please note we do not accept CV’s.

Interview date: To be confirmed (applications will be considered on receipt and we reserve the right to interview candidates before the closing date and withdraw the post if an appointment is made)

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore applicants are required to declare:

  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected (i.e. that are not filtered out) as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).

It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in a regulated activity relevant to children. All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete a self-disclosure form and return it prior to the interview.

Commitment to safeguarding

Westfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Enhanced DBS, Teaching Regulation Agency, Childcare Disqualification, Qualification and Reference checks.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk

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

About Westfield School

School type
Special school, ages 4 to 11
School size
72 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01628 533125

We are a coeducational primary special school for children who learn within the National Curriculum expectations at a MLd needs relevant level, and who experience difficulties arising from communication and interaction. The vast majority of our pupils also have a diagnosis of ASd. The school’s expansion allows us to build on our success at the forefront of pioneering practice driven by evidence based development of innovative approaches to learning. Please see the attached School Information and visit www.westfieldschoolbucks.org for more information.

Arranging a visit to Westfield School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email westfield@westfield.bucks.sch.uk.

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