Personalised Learning Assistant (SEMH Lead), Devon

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West Buckland SchoolDevon

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The appointee would be part of the team of Personalised Learning Assistants (PLAs) with lead responsibility within that team for Social Emotional and Mental Health provision. Personalised Learning Assistants (PLAs) are responsible for providing 1:1, small group, within-class and administrative support to the Personalised Learning Department within both the Senior and Preparatory Schools. The appointee would be responsible to the Head of Personalised Learning, work closely with the Prep School SENCo, as well as liaising where appropriate with the Pastoral Deputy.

A Personalised Learning Assistant’s time will be predominantly spent supporting students in classroom lessons and interventions. Duties will vary according to the needs and requirements of the department and the school and will also involve undertaking routine administrative tasks within the Personalised Learning Department. Personalised Learning Assistants are expected to attend staff and relevant INSET meetings, as directed by the Deputy Headmaster and contribute to the wider life of the school.

This is a newly established post within this specialised department supporting pupils across the school.

West Buckland is the leading co-educational independent school in North Devon, set in 100 acres on the edge of Exmoor National Park. The school community is proud of its strong academic results, established excellence in sport, creative and performing arts and has a reputation for strong pastoral care. It is a wonderful place to work.

To apply please complete the  application form along with a full curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, and return to or post to Assistant Bursar (HR & Operations), Bursary, West Buckland School, Barnstaple EX32 0SX.

Full details and an application form can be downloaded from (under employment) or call 01598 760281 for an application pack.

Closing date for applications: 21st November 2018

Interviews: week commencing 26th November 2018

The school reserves the right to close applications ahead of the above date subject to receipt of positive and appropriate applications.

West Buckland School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure & Barring Service. The post is defined as being within the scope of Regulated Activity. 

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More about West Buckland School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Denomination: Christian
Address: West Buckland, Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 0SX, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1598 760281
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West Buckland School was founded in 1858 nine miles from the town of Barnstaple. It stands in nearly 100 acres of grounds, surrounded by farmland, near the western edge of Exmoor.  Its rural location is outstandingly beautiful.  A number of...