This job expired on 24 March 2023

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible after interviews take place.

  • Closing date

    24 March 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£19077 actual

What skills and experience we're looking for

This is an exciting time to be joining Sir Thomas Boughey Academy, as we continue to develop our SEN provision. We need an enthusiastic Learning Support Practitioner who can support our students and teaching staff in ensuring that all students can access a Quality First education. Having been judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in February 2022, we are eager to continue on our school improvement journey – and we look forward to having you on this journey.

The successful applicant will be able to support our students in the classroom and in smaller groups. The role will also include providing confidential pastoral support and liaising with external partner agencies, as well as working closely with parents, so good relationship, listening and communication skills are essential.

What the school offers its staff

Sir Thomas Boughey is an academy where we all strive for excellence. We have a real sense of community, and being part of the community is incredibly important to us. At Sir Thomas Boughey, you will find enthusiastic young people, and the staff will make you welcome, and will support you.

As part of United Endeavour Trust, you will be open to opportunities to develop as an individual within the school but also across the trust itself, through our Trust Training Academy. The value of being part of our team should not be underestimated. Joining Sir Thomas Boughey will mean that you will be part of a supportive and dedicated group of staff who will invest in your professional development. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your abilities and knowledge whilst working in a supportive environment in conjunction with other very dedicated and professional staff.

Further details about the role

This post would suit a flexible, energetic and forward-thinking person who is keen to support the academy as it grows on its journey to outstanding.  The Learning Support Practitioner role will include liaison with both teaching staff and students, as well as external partner agencies and parents, so good communication and relationship skills are key.

As well as completing an application form, please also attach a letter of application (this forms a major part of the assessment criteria), maximum of two sides of A4 Arial font 12, addressing the following points:  

  • Why you are interested in this post and your experience so far.
  • What contributions you could make to students' development within our academy.
  • Any particular areas of strength and expertise you have to offer.

Commitment to safeguarding

United Endeavour Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check applies to all roles. In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2022, please be aware that online searches of shortlisted candidates may take place as part of our due diligence processes.
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About Sir Thomas Boughey Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
528 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
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Sir Thomas Boughey Academy is part of the United Endeavour Trust. Education provider for students aged 11-16 years old.

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