Holly Spring Primary School is looking to recruit a One to One Learning Support Assistant in upper Key Stage 2. The role is to work with a named child, with an EHC Plan, and to work with the class teacher to ensure inclusion within the class setting. The ideal candidate will be calm and resourceful and an excellent communicator. Experience of working with children who have attachment and social interaction difficulties would be advantageous. The successful candidate will have experience of working with SEN children; a good standard of grammar and spelling and a good knowledge of Maths is essential, the role will include taking small groups of children for planned interventions. The candidate must be able to take initiative, be comfortable with adapting learning resources and, above all, truly care about making a difference to children’s lives.
The successful candidate must be hardworking, able to motivate and encourage children at all levels and feel confident working as part of a team.
We are seeking to appoint someone who:
puts children at the heart of everything they do
has enthusiasm and passion for working with children
can be an enthusiastic, inspirational and innovative
has high expectations of children
is resilient and proactive and has a positive attitude.
will share and support the ethos of the school
will be a strong team player
will work in partnership with colleagues and parents
has a good sense of humour
We can offer:
a good quality learning environment
supportive teachers, governors and parents
children who are keen to learn
a positive, forward thinking team
opportunities for professional development
This is a fixed term contract while the child remains at the school.
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed; please phone the school ohffice on 01344 483920 to arrange this.
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.