Learning Support Assitant, Kent

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West Heath SchoolKent

Date posted:
Start date: to start as soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £15,000- actual salary
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, TN13 1SR 

Learning Support Assistant 

Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm (Term-Time only, 39 weeks)

Salary- £15,000 per annum (actual salary)

To start as soon as possible

We require a dynamic, motivated, pro-active and well-organised individual who has the ability and skills to successfully work as part of our Learning Support Assistant team.

You will be supporting students with their academic, personal and social development.  This role is demanding and challenging, but very rewarding.  All of our learners have EHCP’s and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement.  West Heath School works towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.  Applicants must be prepared to work in the school environment and occasionally at external locations when required, such as therapeutic farms/colleges.

Key Requirements

• Full driving licence and use of own vehicle

• Experience of working in schools (preferably SEMH)

• Understanding of SEMH

• Good level of English and Maths

• Fresh ideas and a good insight into how to support teachers

• Ready to learn new skills

• Willing to learn teaching strategies and techniques

• Proactive, creative and innovative

• Emotionally robust and resilient 

• Flexible, engaging and adaptable


��� Free lunch and refreshments as well as free parking onsite

• Regular mentoring and coaching

• Regular training from internal and external experts

• Career progression opportunities

• Pension scheme

• Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings

Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post (including an Enhanced DBS check)

Please note that we reserve the right to close the advert earlier than the advertised closing date should we find a suitable candidate.

More about West Heath School
Type: Special Needs
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1732 460553
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