Learning Support Assistant (SEND)

Blackheath High SchoolGreenwich

This is an exciting opportunity for a SEND Learning Support Assistant to contribute to facilitating SEND students’ access to learning, promoting inclusion, assessing and supporting achievement and monitoring progress, within an exceptional school. The role will involve encouraging and supporting the learning of individual students or small groups by complementing teaching and learning strategies deployed by the SENDCo. 

The ideal candidate will have the relevant qualifications appropriate to learning support, along with experience of working with SEND students, enabling them to achieve high standards. 

About the School

Founded in 1880 by the Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST), the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, Blackheath High School is a selective school for girls aged 3–18. We are fortunate to be located on the edge of the stunning Heath and within easy reach of historic Greenwich and Canary Wharf. Following an £18 million investment, our brand-new Senior School opened in 2019, and has been provided with state-of-the-art facilities to ensure that our school environment matches the excellent standard of education we provide.

There are many good reasons to work with us. Blackheath High School has a real sense of community, and you’ll be part of it. You’ll be part, too, of the wider GDST family and you’ll be in the company of some of the best and brightest people in independent education.

Salary is in accordance with GDST national scale (according to qualifications and experience), higher than the maintained sector salary scale.  

As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as:

• Competitive salaries and pay progression

• Access to extensive professional development opportunities

• Training grants for qualifications

• Generous pension schemes

• Free life assurance benefit

• A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools

• Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans

• A Cycle to Work scheme

• Competitive terms and conditions of employment

• Employee Assistance Programme

For further details and an application form please click the apply button or contact Sharon Read at s.read@bla.gdst.net

The closing date for applications: Monday 27 September 2021 at 12 noon.

Interviews will take place on: Friday 1st October 2021.

The GDST is committed to diversity, inclusion and real change: a family where every individual is valued, respected and included. 

The GDST are committed to the safeguarding of children and child protection screening will apply to this post. 

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