Learning Support Assistant, Sandwell

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The Orchard SchoolSandwell

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Contract type: Part Time
Salary: Band C Scale point 5-8 9.74 – 10.34 per hour £18,795 - £19,945 (pro rata) + SEN allowance
Contract term: Permanent

Hours:         (32.5hrs) Term time + 5 INSET

Rate of pay: Band C Scale point 5-8   9.74 – 10.34 per hour 

                                                £18,795 - £19,945 (pro rata) + SEN allowance

Contract type: Permanent Post

The Governors of this primary aged school wish to appoint a Learning Support Assistant.  Experience of working with children with complex and profound learning difficulties is required.  We are looking for people who are adaptable, reliable and good team players.

The Orchard School is an outstanding Sandwell Special School that caters for pupils with complex and profound learning difficulties. These include severe autism, complex medical conditions, physical and mobility difficulties, as well as severe developmental delay. There are currently 148 pupils on roll, and our children range from 2 –11 years.

We are a dynamic, vibrant and forward-looking school, with a welcoming ethos and a commitment to working in partnership with other agencies and families in order to harness and develop each child’s potential.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.

An Enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Check is required for the post.

Application forms and further details are available from the school by

contacting Deanna Jackson on 0121 569 7040


Closing date:  Wednesday 2nd October 2019 (12 noon)

Shortlisting:   Wednesday 2nd October 2019 (1pm)

Interviews:    Friday 18th October 2019  

More about The Orchard School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Causeway Green Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B68 8LD, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 121 569 7040
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The Orchard School was established in September 2000 following the reorganisation of provision for children with special educational needs in Sandwell. In September 2006, we moved into our current building which is brand new and purpose built with st...