Learning Support Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-131S
  • Posted:06/07/2022
  • Pay:15,892 per annum actual salary (£21,190 pa FTE)
  • Start Date:September/October 2022
  • App Close Date:01/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Salary- £15,892 per annum actual salary

(£21,190 pa based on a 52-week salary)

Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm (Term-Time only, 39 weeks)

We have both permanent and fixed term contracts available. Part time applicants will be considered.


We are looking for motivated and pro-active individuals with a passion for special needs to work as part of our Learning Support Assistant Team to support students with their academic, personal and social development. This role is demanding and challenging, but very rewarding. 

West Heath School, rated Outstanding by Ofsted, works towards helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.  All of our learners have EHCP’s and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement. 

The successful candidates will need use of their own vehicle, have a good level of Maths and English and a flexible approach to working as there may be occasions where student require support at external locations, such as therapeutic farms and colleges.



  • Free lunch and refreshments as well as free parking onsite
  • Regular mentoring and coaching
  • Regular training from internal and external experts
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings


Interviews will be held with approximately 1-2 weeks’ notice and will include a trial day on the school site.


Closing Date: 9am, 20th June 2022


Application Form, Job Descriptions and further details are on our website www.westheathschool.com or contact whs.hr@westheathschool.com for further information.


Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity.  The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post (including an Enhanced DBS check)

Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding November 2019

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Becky Finch
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: whs.hr@westheathschool.com


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).