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Learning Support Assistant - Term Time

The Wyvern School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-7069-181S
  • Posted:03/06/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 3 + SENA
  • Start Date:2nd September 2024
  • App Close Date:03/07/2024 at 09:00
  • Interviews:10th July 2024


Are you looking for a different challenge? We have an exciting opportunity to join a dedicated, professional team supporting the needs of inspiring children with a range of learning difficulties.  We are a popular school which is rapidly expanding and the additional staff are needed to support our growing numbers.

Term time only  (plus 5 training days) which may suit those looking for the perfect work/life balance!

29.75 hours per week - 9am - 3:15pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and 9am -4.15pm on Tuesdays (38 weeks per year + 5 Staff Training Days) 

Salary Kent Range 3 = £16,282.93 (pro rata to the full time equivalent £23,337)  Plus Special Educational Needs Allowance £992 pa (pro rata to the full time equivalent £1,441) 

Part time contracts will be considered in line with the following work pattern:  

Reduction of full days per week (as detailed above)

Lunch cover - 11-2 Monday to Friday 

Casual Relief 

We would very much welcome applications from existing Learning Support Assistants and from applicants looking for a career change into Education.  We offer a comprehensive induction programme, with full training and support from our dedicated onsite teams.   

We are looking for kind, caring, supportive individuals who really want to make a difference and enhance the learning outcomes of our amazing young people.  In return we offer immense job satisfaction and the chance to become part of our wonderful Wyvern team. 

This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Information about the school

The Wyvern School is a large, dynamic, forward-looking school, with the aim of helping to shape best practice for pupils with complex needs. The school caters for 350 pupils with severe, profound and complex needs including autism.

If you want to play a part in making a difference to the lives of children with complex needs, we would love to hear from you!

The Wyvern School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. For all positions where a criminal record check is identified as necessary, an application for a DBS check will be made in the event of the individual being offered the position. It is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. Please see our school website for our policy on ex-offenders.

For further details on the schools Child Protection policy, please see our school website.

In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance 2023, as part of the shortlisting process the school reserves the right to conduct an online search on shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence. Any relevant information found concerning a candidates suitability to work with children will be discussed with the applicant.

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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.