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Learning Support Assistant

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Kestrel House School


Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Apply by:
8 January 2018

Job overview

Acorn Care and Education is the single largest private sector provider of specialist education and care services to local authorities across England, Scotland and Wales. The group has grown quickly since its creation in 2005 by both organic growth and through a series of acquisitions. 

Acorn consists of 3 main divisions:

  • The education division is the second largest private sector provider of SEN schools in the country operating 15 special needs schools for children with behavioural and social difficulties or with autism and learning difficulties.
  • The fostering division – Fostering Solutions, is the third largest provider of foster care services in the UK and operates under the brands of Fostering Solutions and Pathway Care.
  • The residential care division operates registered care homes for looked after children with a range of special education and behavioural needs

We need really great, passionate people to be part of our team to carry out immeasurably worthwhile work that truly does change lives.

Kestrel House School is seeking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join our amazing dedicated team.  Kestrel House School is a small independent special school for pupils aged 4-16 years who have Autism, additional learning difficulties and complex needs. 

The ideal candidates will have experience of working in a school as a Learning Support Assistant and preferably with experience of SEN, including autism.  They will also need to be enthusiastic, fit and healthy, passionate about supporting pupils with learning difficulties and have a sense of humour.

Kestrel House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo appropriate child protection screening, including checks with past employers and prohibition checks, before interview and the Disclosure & Barring Service if a placement is offered. For further information, a job description, spec and application form please see the below link. Closing date for applications is the 8th of January 2018.

Acorn Care and Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the   welfare of the children and young people in our care. Successful applicants will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

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The calm, friendly & happy atmosphere of Kestrel House School is maintained through a holistic and therapeutic approach to each one of it's pupils, via a knowledgeable team of specialists & experts in autism and associated conditions.

Each child’s personal development is enhanced through a meaningful, appropriate and individual approach to their specific needs, and with the support of an onsite team of multidisciplinary therapists who support the pupils daily.

The school is well resourced and has a dedicated team of patient, kind and understanding staff to help pupils, using established techniques and innovative activities.

Pupils enjoy a wide range of interesting trips and fun activities in the wider community and their progress is transferred back into the classroom to ensure appropriate education targets are reached and celebrated.

Kestrel House School maintains close support with each pupil’s wider family network to ensure that the impact of each child’s progress at school – in social skills, communication and education – can be replicated and enjoyed at home.

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