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Vacancy Details

Learning Support Assistant

Lathom Junior School
NJC Scale 3 - NJC Scale 5
Lathom Junior School
Working Pattern:
Term Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
02/12/2021 at 09:00
Lathom Junior School

Learning Support Assistant to lead intervention groups.

A helping hand from you - a head start for them.

The Executive Head Teacher and Governing Board are looking to recruit an experienced, Learning support assistant to join our friendly and inclusive school. Lathom Junior School is a welcoming school with well-behaved, enthusiastic children and diverse opportunities for career development.

The successful applicant should be committed to promoting the acceptance and inclusion of pupils with Special Education Needs (SEN). Lathom Junior School welcome an applicant who is confident to lead intervention groups and will be able to motivate and encourage students supporting them with their learning.

We would welcome visits to the school which can be arranged. Please telephone Gemma Karim on 0208 472 0386 or email Gemma.Karim@alfederation.com

About us

Lathom Junior School is a large five form junior school who believe that all our children deserve the best education we can give them. We work hard to create a successful learning culture which will enable all children to become confident, inspired, and independent leaders of tomorrow. We have developed an ethos where we continually try to spark children’s interest; their quality of learning is central to the school's work and purpose. All children are encouraged to achieve their full potential and celebrate their achievements.

The role

A great opportunity has arisen to join the SEN team in our school. You will work closely with the SENCO, Speech and Language Therapist, Lead SEN practitioner and Teaching Assistant Team to support our students who receive additional assistance in and out of lessons. In the role you will be working closely with children with a range of needs including: ASD, ADHD, Dyslexia and speech and communication needs. You will work with children both in groups and 1:1 to ensure they reach their potential. The successful applicant will be able to prepare appropriate resources, deliver interventions and use school systems to monitor progress. You will be provided with ongoing career development and receive training which includes: delivery of language enrichment groups, Lego therapy and attention autism.

Essential Requirements

You will have:

  • GCSE’s at grade 4-9 or A* to C for English and Maths
  • NVQ Level 3 (or equivalent).
  • Has a current first aid qualification.
  • Previous experience working with children with a SEN in an educational setting - including running interventions
  • Good organisational skills
  • The ability to keep notes and monitor progress
  • A willingness to embark upon professional development and participate in training

The school expects all staff and volunteers to share our commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Barring Scheme check.

Start Date: January 2022

Application details are available of the NPW website, Government Recruitment and our school website

  • Closing date: Thursday 2 December 2021
  • If you are shortlisted, you will be contacted and asked to come in to school to complete a test on:
    Monday 6th December 2021.
  • Successful applicants will then be contacted for a further observation and interview on:
    Thursday 9th December 2021

Equal Opportunities

The School has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.

How to apply

Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team 020 7427 8250. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly. 

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