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Wellbeing and Attendance Support Worker - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

Laleham Gap School, Ramsgate

  • Ref:KCC886-7073-266S
  • Posted:11/06/2024
  • Pay:Kent Range 6 £25,127 - £26,383 Pro Rota
  • Start Date:Monday 2nd September 2024
  • App Close Date:04/07/2024 at 23:45
  • Interviews:Wednesday 12th July 2024


We currently have a vacancy for an Wellbeing and Attendance Support Worker at Kent Range 6 (32.75 hours per week Term Time Only plus 5 training days). This is a one year fixed term contract. 

Kent Range 6 FTE £25,127.00 - £26,383.00 (Pro-rota) - Actual Salary £19,297.54 - £20,262.14

In addition to the above the roles will also receive SENA (Special Educational Needs Allowance) currently at pro rota of £1441.72

Laleham Gap School is a vibrant and inclusive educational community committed to supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our dedicated team strives to create a nurturing environment where every child can thrive.

We are looking to appoint an experienced person as a Wellbeing and Attendance Support Worker to join our Wellbeing Team. The successful candidate will have a passion for working with children with SEND. They will also need to be a skilled communicator, resilient, possess excellent interpersonal skills and have good knowledge of school-based systems.

The Wellbeing and Attendance Support Worker will play a crucial role in promoting positive attendance. By understanding individual reasons for non-attendance, you’ll collaborate with students, parents, and external agencies to improve attendance for our most vulnerable children. This is not an administrative role but there will be elements of attendance data analysis and recent experience of working with students with SEND is essential. As a member of the Wellbeing Team, you will be providing hands on support and interventions to students on a day-to-day who may require high levels of emotional support.

From all staff we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel. Further information about the responsibilities of the role can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Be a Positive Role Model:
    • Support students and address their individual needs.
    • Relate effectively to pupils, demonstrating strong interpersonal skills and emotional support.
    • Passionately contribute to pupil wellbeing.
  • Effective Communication:
    • Interact sensitively with students.
    • Confidently engage with parents and external agencies.
    • Demonstrate excellent communication, literacy, and IT skills (knowledge of Arbor is advantageous).
  • Experience
    • Previous experience working with children with autism and speech language and communication difficulties.
    • Familiarity with school-based systems. 

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 10th July.  


Information about the school

Laleham Gap is a Communication and Interaction Special School. We have pupils aged from 4 to 18 years of age. Most of our pupils have a diagnosis of Autism. All pupils have an EHCP. Most pupils will achieve some GCSEs or equivalent at age 16. Laleham Gap is a new, high quality and well-resourced environment and the opportunity to work with an established, experienced and highly motivated team.

Laleham Gap School (Learn, Grow, Succeed) Strives to be the best school that it can be, so that all pupils have the tools to reach their full potential. We are focused on meeting the needs and interests of the individual child, ensuring that progress is made in all areas. This means we are accepting of all pupils from where they are and how they develop. Children are always at the heart of our decision making.

The school seeks to appoint highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals who will continue the excellent support for the pupils that parents and carers expect.

Please visit our website for more information about the school and our achievements.

Laleham Gap School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service and check against the ISA Barred List for children. Please see our Child Protection Policy at https://www.lgs.kent.sch.uk/policies/

Please note as part of Keeping Children Safe In Education requirements, Laleham Gap will carry out online searches for all shortlisted candidates.

What we can offer you:

Comprehensive induction with a range of activities including vision and aspiration from the Headteacher, a comprehensive range of safeguarding procedures and expectations, a full Handbook detailing routines and expectations.

All staff are encouraged to embark upon a an extensive choice of CPD options

SLT open door policy

In a new school building that is warm, clean and hygienic

Fantastic coastal location, affordable housing, a place of natural beauty and a more relaxed way of life.

Outstanding Ofsted rating across all areas 2023

Friendly and supportive colleagues

Working with a team that all have the same goals and ambitions for our pupils and working collectively to achieve great outcomes.

Staff gym, Free Bi-weekly food club, free tea, coffee, snacks/breakfast and fruit, annual subsidised Summer party, a healthy celebratory environment regarding annual events including summer fair, family fun afternoon, sports day, national celebration days.

Staff quotes:

The pupils! I defy anyone to pop in for half a day and not love our pupils and want to stay

The best wellbeing support in a school I have ever seen, for both staff and pupils.

A truly wonderful workplace and I feel blessed to be part of it.

Wonderful staff each and everyone -I feel cared for, valued, and listened to.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Mr Les Milton
  • Address:Ozengell Place, Ramsgate, Kent, CT12 6FH
  • Telephone: 01843 570598
  • Email: secretary@lgs.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.