Forest School-Specialist LSA, Kent

Closing date:

West Heath SchoolKent

Date posted:
Start date: immediate
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £16,500 per annum-actual salary
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Forest School-Specialist LSA

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

Salary- £16,500 per annum (actual salary) 

To start as soon as possible

We require a Specialist Learning Support Assistant to work within our Forest School environment. This will involve 1:1, small group and in-class support. In conjunction with the Learning Lodge/Forest School Teacher, you will be responsible for using a range of techniques and approaches to meet the needs of our learners as outlined in their EHCP's. As well as supporting students, the role includes organisation of equipment and general support of the lead teacher.

Key Requirements

• Full driving licence and use of own vehicle

• Experience of working in schools (preferably SEN)

• Ready to work within the Forest School ethos, providing learners opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on experiences in woodland and natural environment

• Forest School Level 2 desirable but not essential

• Willing to learn new SEN teaching strategies/techniques and skills to best support students

• Proactive, creative and innovative

• Emotionally robust and resilient 

• Committed to own personal and professional development

• Fresh ideas and a good insight into how to support students with mental health difficulties


• Free lunch and refreshments as well as free parking onsite

• Regular training from internal and external experts

• Career progression opportunities

• Pension scheme

• Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings

Closing Date –Monday 14th October at 3.30pm

Application Form, Job Descriptions and further details are on our website or contact for further information.

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

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.

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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