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Job details
Employer West Buckland School
Location Devon
Contract type Full Time
Contract term Permanent
Job dates
Closing date Applications are closed

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. Assistants are responsible to the Head of Personalised Learning.

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!

For further details please contact the Head of Personalised Learning – Mrs Naomi Jefferies via or 01598 760281.

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: 31st October 2017.

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. 

About the employer

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...

Information about West Buckland School
Org type Mainstream School
Phase All-through with sixth form
Funding status Independent
Gender Mixed
Age range 3 - 18 years
Denomination Christian
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Locations and contacts

West Buckland
EX32 0SX
United Kingdom
+44 1598 760546