Learning Support Assistant – Dedicated Needs
(supporting children with SEND)
To start as soon as possible
32.5 hours per week (8.30am-3.30pm), 39 weeks per
year (Term Time plus INSET days)
1 year fixed term contract
Salary – Grade B or D depending on experience
FTE £21,575 / £22,777 (actual salary will be pro
Whitehouse Primary is a vibrant, happy and welcoming three form entry school, situated in the western expansion area of Milton Keynes.
Whitehouse Primary School opened in September 2016 and has been rapidly growing since then. We are at the heart of the developing community of Whitehouse and are seeking a Dedicated Needs Learning Support Assistant to join our Whitehouse Family. We are forward thinking and champion innovation to ensure our children leave ready to positively contribute to the world they live in. The successful candidate will be passionate about encouraging and empowering our children to flourish in their personal development, building their understanding of the world around them and developing a positive and resilient attitude to life.
We are seeking dedicated Learning Support Assistants to provide support for children with Special Educational Needs including those with social, emotional and mental health needs.
The ideal candidate will have a willingness to work with children with complex needs who may have associated behaviours that may be challenging. We are looking for someone who is warm, creative and open to learning with a patient and caring attitude to deal sensitively with our children. At Whitehouse we believe in a supportive team approach where our staff’s wellbeing is as valued as our children’s. This is a great opportunity for anyone who is passionate about helping children to enjoy their learning and achieve their potential.
The ideal candidate will:
- will be confident building strong positive relationships with pupils to help them progress both socially and academically.
- will be able to stay calm and de-escalate challenging behaviour that may occur.
- have good communication skills and the ability to overcome communication barriers with children, develop social skills and overcome barriers to learning.
- will be able to work on their own initiative, as well as contributing to a team
- will have a willingness to contribute and plan for the education of individuals and groups of children.
If you feel that you are somebody who encompasses all of these attributes or if you are an individual willing to learn with an openness and compassion for some of the emotional challenges children may face, then we would be delighted to hear from you and receive your application.
Additional training in the area of Special Educational Needs is desirable but NOT essential. We will provide and offer training where necessary.
As part of the Inspiring Futures through Learning Multi Academy Trust, successful candidates will have full access to our staff benefits package, including a bespoke CPD package through MKTSA, discount on gym membership, cinema tickets, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and much more.
We strongly advise you to visit our wonderful school. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Closing date: Midday 25th
Interviews from 27th September
We withhold the right to close the application window early, if
a high number of applications are received prior to the deadline.
Whitehouse Primary School is committed to safer recruitment
practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is
confirmed. All vacancies are subject to enhanced DBS disclosures. We are an
equal opportunities employer.
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