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1-1 Learning Support Assistant (Fixed Term for One Year) - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

Hilden Grange School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-6031-35S
  • Posted:05/06/2023
  • Pay:In accordance with Alpha Plus Payscale
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:16/06/2023 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Week commencing 19th June 2023


Hilden Grange are looking to recruit a Learning Support Assistant to join our team from September 2023. This role involves working on a one-to-one basis with a pupil in Year 6 as part of their EHCP. The successful candidate will have an understanding of communication and language needs, dyspraxia and autism and experience of delivering interventions as well at one-to-one classroom support.


  • To promote the inclusion of named pupil within a classroom environment
  • To establish constructive relationships with the named pupil and their parents, encouraging their involvement in all aspects of the child
  • To encourage child’s self-confidence and independence in a caring, secure and safe environment.
  • To set challenging and demanding expectations and promote self-esteem and independence
  • To support the pupil in developing social skills
  • To encourage the named pupil to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher
  • To work under the direction of the teacher in the classroom
  • To provide updates to the SENDCo on the progress of intervention
  • Attend and participate in relevant meetings as required including annual EHCP reviews and ILP reviews
  • To set and review SMART targets, in conversation with the SENDCo and teachers concerned
  • To be a highly reflective practitioner with a strong desire and interest in developing own skills which will enhance the learning experience of the named child.
  • To provide the named child with support materials, under the direction of the SENDCo

APG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and as an employee of APG you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within APG Schools and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles of our organisation.

Please click the link below for further information on employing Ex-Offenders:

Policy on employment of ex-offenders.pdf (alphaplusgroup.co.uk)

The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced disclosure via the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) and will have DBS clearance. This check will be carried out alongside other relevant pre-employment checks. References will be taken up and carefully checked.

Application Process

Please apply in confidence by completing the online application form and equal opportunities monitoring form found on the Alpha Plus Group careers page. 

Please note that we will not be offering tours of the school prior to interview, a tour will form part of the interview process.  Our website provides a lot of information about us and hopefully will give you a feel of life at Hilden Grange.

Closing date for applications is 23rd June 2023 with interviews scheduled for the week commencing 26th June 2023.

We reserve the right to close the advert early, if a suitable candidate is appointed and therefore, we encourage early application. Previous applicants need not apply.

Information about the school

Hilden Grange School is an independent preparatory school which educates pupils from 3-13 years. It was founded in 1929 and is now part of the Alpha Plus Group, the Gold Standard in educational provision.The school has access to more than twenty acres of attractive grounds, on the northern fringe of Tonbridge, Kent.

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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 Education.