Learning Support Assistant, Thatcham, Berkshire

Closing date:Expiring today

Downe HouseThatcham, Berkshire

Date posted:
Start date: September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Fixed Term

We are a mainstream independent boarding school looking for a Maths/Physics specialist to work on an individual basis with a deaf teenage girl. The pupil has bilateral cochlear implants and is therefore able to communicate clearly orally and has no need to use sign language. This is a two year fixed term post to support the pupil through her A Level courses starting in September 2019. She also has dyslexia with full-time use of a laptop to aid with writing and note-taking. The role is primarily term time only.

You will have Maths A Level (or equivalent) and will be a graduate with a Maths-focussed degree (for example Maths, Physics, Economics, Engineering or similar). No experience of working with deaf children is necessary but you must enjoy working with young people and be available and willing to attend courses for training if necessary before the academic course begins in September. Driver essential.

The role will involve  pre- and post-teaching support of the subjects, attending classes with the pupil, ensuring instructions and teaching are heard and understood, note taking and scribing, and helping with the preparation for exams. You will also be required to attend external meetings from time to time.

In return we offer a competitive salary, generous school holidays, pension scheme, a pleasant working environment and free meals and refreshments during working hours. Accommodation may also be available for the right candidate.

For further details or to apply, please visit our website www.downehouse.net > Jobs or alternatively call 01635 204712 or email recruitment@downehouse.net

Closing date: Noon on Thursday 21 March 2019

Interview date: TBA

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and any offer of employment is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Check (DBS) and satisfactory references.




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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Cold Ash, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG18 9JJ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1635 200286
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Situated in the town of Thatcham, in Berkshire, Downe House is an independent secondary school for girls aged between 11 and 18. It is both a day and boarding school. There are around 580 students enrolled at the school, the majority of whom are boar...