We are looking to appoint an outstanding candidate to join our primary team. This is a superb opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to work with children with special educational needs & disabilities (SEND) and to support in the classroom. All applicants should ideally have some class-based experience.
Holly Spring Primary School is a large, well resourced school in the Bullbrook area of Bracknell. We are a welcoming and caring community of staff with the desire to make a difference for our pupils.
Those applying for the LSA position should have previous experience of working with primary-aged children. This experience may have been gained within a mainstream education, in a specialist provision or maybe outside of education. We offer successful applicants the opportunity to work as part of a friendly and multi-disciplinary team.
We require Learning Support Assistants who are committed to improving the education provided to young people with SEND needs. This role is a great opportunity for an experienced SEND Teaching Assistant to further their career in Education. The job is a fixed term contract until 31st August 2022.
- Support will be provided within the classroom
- You will be working to support young people with varied and complex needs
- Support will be provided to individuals or small groups
- Tasks will include preparing learning materials, building positive relationships with the young people you support, and assisting with the delivery of sessions in a positive and creative environment
- Passion to work with primary school pupils with SEND and/or complex needs
- “Get stuck in” attitude
- Desire to contribute to wider school life and make use of CPD opportunities for professional growth and development
- Resilience, proactivity, and initiative
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 DBS check, satisfactory references and relevant documentation are required for this post.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 23rd September 12 noon
Interviews will take place w/c 27th September. If you would like any further details about the school or the role then please contact Liz Baker, the School Business Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Bracknell Forest Council – Working for Equality. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
How to apply
Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.
We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.
We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.
We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.
Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.
This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.
To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/applying-job/applications-work-children-young-people-or-adults-risk
The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/keeping-adults-and-children-safe/protecting-children/safeguarding-children-board
Pre–employment medical check
You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.
On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.
Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.
We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.