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Learning Support Assistant - Full-time - Special Needs Position

St Anthony's School, Margate

  • Ref:KCC886-7033-119S
  • Posted:04/06/2024
  • Pay:KR 4
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:04/07/2024 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


We are recruiting a full time learning support assistant. Experience of working with children and young people with social, emotional and mental health needs and/or autism would be desirable.  You will be based within a single class group, working alongside a teacher and another LSA to help the pupils achieve their full potential.

The role could involve working across the age range from Y3 to Y11.

Pupils can at times present with challenging behaviour, so the ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and confident team player who is able to demonstrate previous success in working with children and young people. The successful candidate will be be able to evidence their own initiative to support successful learning, supporting our pupils to overcome their barriers to learning.  You should also have strong behaviour management skills balanced with a calm and caring manner.

Regular training is provided to support staff in develping their skills.

Applicants should have a GSCE in English and maths with grade C or equivalent.

St Anthony's School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment.  Please note the post is subject to an enhanced DBS and satisfactory references.

Information about the school

St. Anthony’s is a designated KCC special school for pupils with an EHCP with a main need of SEMH and/or ASC in KS2 -KS4. We are a partner school in Kent Special Educational Needs Trust.

The school works to meet and support a wide range of barriers to learning. Our children and young people have high levels of social emotional issues and communication difficulties, staff need to be able to build positive relationships with them and provide a diverse and stimulating education, in a supportive and safe environment.

Most pupils come to the school with negative previous school experiences and traditionally from a background with high levels of deprivation. To achieve positive outcomes for our pupils we place a great deal of emphasis on individual programmes within small group settings. Past OfSTED reports, parental feedback and other professionals agree that we are very successful with our pupils; our skills in building positive relationships with children and young people helps us reinforce this message.

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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.