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Learning Lodge/Forest School LSA - Full-time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-26S
  • Posted:08/05/2019
  • Pay:16,500 per annum
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:17/05/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/c 20th May


Learning Lodge-

Specialist Learning Support Assistant-


Monday-Friday 8.30am-3.30pm (Term-Time only, 39 weeks)


Salary- £16,500 per annum (actual salary)


To start as soon as possible


We require a Specialist Learning Support Assistant to work within our Learning Lodge/Forest School environment. This will involve 1:1, small group and in-class support. In conjunction with the Learning Lodge/Forest School Teacher, you will be responsible for using a range of techniques and approaches to meet the needs of our learners as outlined in their EHCPs. As well as supporting students, the role includes organisation of equipment and general support of the lead teacher.



Key Requirements

  • Full driving license and use of own vehicle
  • Experience of working in schools (preferably SEN)
  • Ready to work within the Forest School ethos, providing learners opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on experiences in woodland and natural environment
  • Willing to learn new SEN teaching strategies/techniques and skills to best support students
  • Proactive, creative and innovative
  • Emotionally robust and resilient
  • Committed to own personal and professional development
  • Fresh ideas and a good insight into how to support students with mental health difficulties




  • Free lunch and refreshments as well as free parking onsite
  • Regular training from internal and external experts
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings

Closing Date –Friday 17th May at 12pm midday

Interviews w/c 20th May




Working at West Heath School involves close and unsupervised contact with vulnerable groups including children and as such is a regulated activity. The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  Applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post.

Information about the school


Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1SR

“Rebuilding lives through education”

OFSTED outstanding November 2019

West Heath School is an Independent SEN residential school with charity status. We provide a therapeutically informed learning environment for children aged 10-19 who have suffered some form of trauma and are unable to access main stream education. We believe in “rebuilding lives through education”, developing life skills and encouraging students to enjoy social activities .

“A fun place to work where social development is valued as much as education”

“The support you receive from the moment you arrive at West Heath School is excellent…”

“Two days are never the same at West Heath School and this certainly keeps you on your toes!”

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Becky Finch
  • Address:West Heath , Ashgrove Road, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1SR
  • Telephone: 01732 460 553
  • Email: hr@westheathschool.com
Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.