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School Name Sherdley Primary School
School Address Mill Lane, Sutton, Saint Helens WA9 4HA Tel: 01744 678683
Job Title Learning Assistant Level 2 + SEN Temporary
Job reference LA2SHNOV23
Department Children & Young People Services Department
Grade NJC SCP 03 + SEN
Pay From: 16796.42 To: 17022.13
Hours 30 Hours Per Week, Term Time Only + 5 Inset Days
Closing date 12 December 2023 (12pm)
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Job Description
Required to start ASAP.

The Governors of Sherdley Primary School wish to appoint a Learning Assistant to support a child with a variety of SEND needs (including some personal care) within our Reception class.
The candidate ideally should have at least two years’ work experience in a primary school or nursery setting and have worked with children with complex needs, including social communication difficulties and autism. Candidates should possess the aptitude and desire to support the delivery of quality education and have high aspirations for children with Special Educational Needs. Previous experience of working with children, within a setting, and with SEN, is essential.

The role will consist of:
• Supporting pupils with complex needs
• Supporting children who may be looked after (CLA)
• Provide structured programmes to support learning for pupils
• Communicating with parents
• Preparing and maintaining teaching resources
• Assist in a high quality of provision of welfare for all pupils

Full details of the role can be found in the job description.

Personal Qualities:
The applicant should be experienced, hard-working, enthusiastic, adaptable, able to show initiative and be part of a team. We are looking for someone who is has a calm, patient, and reflective manner. The successful candidate should have high expectations of themselves and our children. You must be a caring, responsible person who works well in a team. You must have an understanding of SEND within a school setting and have some experience of working with children displaying social communication difficulties and autism.

This post is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure Certificate.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please feel free to contact The Head of School Mrs Bennett, should you wish to discuss this post. Shortlisted candidates will be offered the opportunity to look round school prior to interview.

Closing date: midday, Friday 8th December 2023
Interviews will take place on Wednesday 13th December 2023.
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Job Application Packs
Learning Assistant Level 2 Person Specification (2).pdf
Learning Assistant L2 Job Description (2).pdf
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