Learning Support Assistant, Brentford, Middlesex

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Kew House SchoolBrentford, Middlesex

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Start date: Required from January 2019 until the end of the school year in the first instance
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £17,000 - £20,000 pa dependent on experience
Contract term: Fixed Term

The Directors of the Gardener Schools Group have established Kew House School in the conviction that there exists an opportunity for a different kind of independent secondary school in London - academically demanding but with a modern approach to selection criteria, the flexibility of the curriculum and recognition of creativity and talent.

We are seeking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to provide academic support for a student who has a hearing impairment. The successful candidate will be caring and engaging, willing to develop their skills with an adaptable and flexible approach. No prior SEN qualifications are required but the applicant must demonstrate a good standard of education to GCE or degree level.

You will be joining a hardworking and friendly team dedicated to providing the best possible standard of education to all pupils at this school. You will be expected to develop professionally and will be given access to training to enable you to do so. You will be required to attend review meetings and department meetings. There will be a need to respect confidentiality at all times. The post may suit a gap year student.

Key requirements: 

  • Educated to at least A level equivalent 
  • Experience of working with children and young people, preferably in an education setting 
  • Ability to effectively liaise with class teachers to make adaptations for student to access a lesson
  • Ability to monitor and assist with specialist equipment
  • Ability to use initiative and discretion in personal relationships and provide feedback to SENCO regarding student progress
  • Good administrative and organisational skills

The school is committed to staff development and this position will provide a good springboard for further promotion within the school and beyond. All staff will be encouraged to attend INSET courses and will be provided with ample professional development opportunities.

To apply, please submit a completed application form together with supporting letter of application and details of two referees. One referee should be from your current or most recent employer. References will be taken prior to interview. You must provide original documents as proof of identity and right to work in the UK at interview.

Completed applications should be emailed to officemanager@kewhouseschool.com or posted to Mr Mark Hudson, Headmaster, Kew House School, 6 Capital Interchange Way, London, TW8 0EX. 

Closing date: Midday on Thursday 22 November 2018.

Suitable applicants will be contacted by email and invited to attend an interview by arrangement (likely to be w/c 26 November).

All appointments are made in accordance with our equal opportunities policy and applicants should let us know of any special needs they may have. Kew House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and questions will be asked at interview to assess suitability of candidate to work with our children. Applicants must undergo child protection screening, including checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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More about Kew House School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: 6 Capital Interchange Way, Brentford, Middlesex, TW8 0EX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8742 2038
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