Learning Support Assistant

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About the role

Do you have a passion for enabling every child to succeed? Are you passionate about special educational needs?   Would you like a supportive, friendly school where the children are keen to learn?

At Churchfield CE Academy we have been awarded funding for a Learning Support Assistant for 32.50 hours a week (8.30am to 3.30pm - including one hour a day as an MSA and a 30 minute break).  We are therefore seeking to appoint an individual to support children with both learning and social and emotional needs. Ideally the candidate should have experience of working with children with special educational needs.

We would like our candidate to be:

  • Nurturing
  • Supportive
  • A team player
  • Flexible
  • Able to communicate effectively with parents
  • Firm but fair

We can offer:

  • An approachable and supportive teaching team
  • Induction programme tailored to suit your needs
  • Opportunities for professional development at all levels
  • Well behaved and eager to learn children
  • Warm and friendly staff, pupils and parents
  • The occasional bit of cake!

You will be working in a supportive and nurturing environment, alongside a strong team of professionals.  Although the role will be principally supporting an individual pupil, you may be required to work with other groups or individuals. 

Due to the nature of funding, the post is offered on a fixed-term basis. However, our school is growing and moving forward and there may be future posts available. Experience of working with children with special educational needs would be a significant advantage.

Our pupils' needs include:

  • Social, emotional and mental health needs (including behavioural needs)
  • Social communication difficulties such as autism
  • Learning difficulties

We will provide necessary training and you will be closely supported by our SENDCo and the rest of the team.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a friendly and welcoming school where we were recognised as ‘good’ by Ofsted. We are a nurturing and friendly school who care passionately about our children and our staff. We continue to have high expectations and are working hard to move practice forward. You will need to bring enthusiasm, hard work and determination and we will return to you a supportive environment, kind children and the occasional biscuit and cake!

We are absolutely determined to find the perfect person for this post. As such, the SLT and The Trust reserve the right to take up references and conduct interviews before the closing date.

With the exception of the Redundancy Payments Modification Order which applies, for the purposes of occupational entitlements, for example to sick pay or maternity pay, the Trust does not recognise continuous or aggregated service with other academy trusts or with local authorities.

‘The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Criminal Records Bureau”.

We do not accept CVs



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Contact details

Churchfield CE Academy
Cheshunt Wash Cheshunt
Herts EN8 0LU

Telephone: 01992 463289
Fax: 01992 628053
Email: admin@churchfield.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.churchfield.herts.sch.uk
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