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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

Hugh Christie School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-5431-201S
  • Posted:09/09/2022
  • Pay:KR4
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Shortly after the closing date



The school is looking for an ambitious Learning Support Assistant to join their outstanding SEN team. The successful candidate will provide daily support to teachers and students and will be expected to run small group activities and 1:1 interventions if necessary. Classroom experience and exposure to working with SEN students would be preferred, however full training will be given. 

The main duties will include:

· Working alongside the Class Teacher and to use your own initiative to enthuse students’ learning

· Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom

· To work alongside the other LSAs in maintaining a stimulating Resource Base - The Skills Centre

29 hours per week - term time only

Salary range:  £19,389.00 - £21,693.00 (Full Time Equivalent) pro-rata, depending on experience.  

Previous applicants need not apply                                              

For further details please contact Mrs Riddle via email at nriddle@tonbridgefederation.co.uk

Closing date: 30th September 2022

The college is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure (formally CRB).

Information about the school

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The Tonbridge Federation comprises of;

Hugh Christie School

Hugh Christie opened in 1957 as a co-educational school for children of all needs and abilities. Based in Tonbridge with excellent transport links, the school is housed in well maintained buildings on an attractive campus, with excellent facilities.

It is our aim that every child at Hugh Christie is happy, successful and well prepared for adult life. This website provides you with all the important information about how we try to achieve this.

Long Mead Community Primary School

Long Mead Primary School serves an estate in the north end of Tonbridge. The local ward it serves has relatively high levels of deprivation for the area. As a result, the school has higher than average number of disadvantaged children on its roll.

The school has a population of around 170 children, including a nursery. The school roll has fluctuated over time and this had made stability a challenge. One priority area is to increase numbers attending the school in the nursery and reception by broadening the appeal of the school to the local community.

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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.