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Learning Support Assistant

The GroveHaringey

The Grove School, part of the SEARCH Education Trust, is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete checks in line with the requirements of Keeping Children Safe in Education with regard to DBS and other pre-employment checks.

We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.

Learning Support Assistant at The Grove specialist school for Autistic Pupils 

Salary: Scale 4 £22,995 to £24,258 pro rata actual £20,903.34 to £22,051.46 

Location: Haringey

Contract Term: 36 hours x 40 weeks

Start Date: As soon as possible

Closing Date: Monday 13th December

Interviews: Thursday 16th December 

 The Grove School is a special school for young people with autism opened in September 2018 in Haringey. We are a thriving school with a dedicated staff team who work hard to ensure our pupils are supported to achieve their full potential. Community values and partnership are at the heart of what we do and we are all immensely proud to be part of this successful school.

 We are looking to appoint, for January 2022 or as soon as possible, 2 Learning Support Assistants who will       join our expanding team. Staff may work across the school within our primary department or one of our two secondary departments which cater for pupils who are working at early pre-key stage standards through to those working at Entry Levels and GCSE. 

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated staff who have an outstanding track record and are ready for an exciting new challenge. We are a strong learning community that strives to make what we offer to our staff, pupils and families the best it can be. If you share these values, then we want you to join our team! 

The successful candidates will make an important contribution to the school ethos. Their role will include supporting pupils on a daily basis, supporting small learning groups, working with staff to ensure an inclusive approach and working collaboratively to support the learning needs of pupils on the autistic spectrum.

The successful candidate will have:

● Some experience of working with pupils with additional needs including autism

● A flexible and proactive approach to supporting pupils

● Ability to communicate well with pupils, teachers and adults

● Completion, or the readiness to complete, the LSA induction programme

● Some understanding of the issues relating to child development and inclusion

● A commitment to safeguarding children.

For further information please contact our school office on 020 3876 6555 or via our email at Application packs can be downloaded from TES online or the school website:

You can access some virtual tours and our prospectus on our website at

Completed application forms with a covering letter, addressed to The Headteacher, Lucia Santi, should be submitted by Monday 13th December at 10 a.m. and interviews will take place on Thursday 16th December. 

NB: Please note that CV's or incomplete application forms will not be considered. Only those that are shortlisted will be contacted by the school. Applications may be considered whilst the posts are being advertised. Search Education Trust reserves the right to close adverts earlier than the stated deadline. We advise early applications are submitted.

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