Learning Support Assistant (Meath School)

Learning Support Assistant

Learning Support Assistant - Fixed term contract to the end of the summer term 2024 with a likely opportunity to extend.

Actual Annual Salary: £17,632.93 per annum (FTE £19,828)  

35 hours per week, 8:30am to 4:30pm

40 weeks per annum (term time plus up to one week during the school closure period)

Meath, a Speech and Language school, Ottershaw, Surrey

Meath School is a consistently outstanding special school committed to the highest quality integrated education, therapy and care. Meath is a non-maintained day and residential school for pupils aged between 4 – 11 years, who have severe and complex speech, language and communication difficulties together with other learning and/or behavioural difficulties. Working collaboratively as part of strong and supportive multi-disciplinary team of teachers, therapists, learning support assistants and care officers we create stimulating learning environments, where all pupils are enabled to communicate as effectively as possible, individuals are valued and achievement is celebrated.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our outstanding special school! You will provide much needed classroom and teaching support, assisting in all educational activities involving communication, curriculum, social skills, and behaviour management.  You’ll also make valuable contributions to planning, and to the assessment of pupil progress. This is a role that requires the ability to communicate effectively with children and families as well as your colleagues. You will already have experience of working with primary pupils in a school setting, with experience of SEN.  You’ll also need basic literacy, numeracy and ICT skills. Above all your flexible, positive attitude will shine through as will your desire to develop our outstanding school.

We will give you lots of training and support – don’t worry!

For an informal discussion please contact Marnie Downes, LSA Coordinator, on 01932 872302 or email marnie.downes@meathschool.org.uk   To find out more about Meath School and Speech and Language UK visit www.meathschool.org.uk  and www.speechandlanguage.org.uk

To apply, please return your completed application form to SBM@meathschool.org.uk

download an application pack from https://www.meathschool.org.uk/vacancies/.  

Closing date: Friday 24th November 2023

Interviews: week commencing 27th November 2023

Please note we are interviewing on a rolling basis so please get in touch ASAP.

We serve children and young people from all backgrounds and strive to represent the same diversity in our workforce. We strongly believe there is unity in diversity and are committed to create an inclusive working environment for all. We are under-represented by people who are male or from ethnic minority backgrounds or those who identify as being from the LGBTQ+ community. We particularly welcome applications from all suitably qualified people from these backgrounds. If you are excited about making an impact in children’s lives, we would love to hear from you.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately, we are not always able to respond to every applicant. If you have not received a response within one week after the closing date, you have not been successful on this occasion. 

We are committed to safer recruitment practices and to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

In line with KSCIE 2022, all shortlisted candidates will be subject to an online search covering content that is in the public domain.

Registered Charity Number 210031; Scotland Charity Number SC039947


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