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6Th Form Learning Support Assistant - Term Time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-96S
  • Posted:06/10/2021
  • Pay:£15892.61
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:30/11/2021 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Role: 6th Form Learning Support Assistant- supporting students at local colleges

Salary: £15,892.61 per annum (actual salary)

Working Hours: 

  • 32.5 hours per week
  • Term-Time only, 39 weeks
  • Whilst core hours are 8.30am to 3.30pm, due to the nature of the role times may vary to 8.15am start or to 5.15pm finish depending on the individual student support required. Therefore some flexibility and ability to undertake overtime is essential.
  • Flexible shift pattern and job share considered. Both permanent and fixed term contracts available 


We require a dynamic, motivated, pro-active and well-organised individual who has the ability and skills to successfully work as part of our Learning Support Assistant team within 6th Form/Offsite Education at college. You will be expected to work across a variety of locations and colleges depending on student requirements and as directed by the Head of Upper School and 6th Form Tutor. The role includes driving students using school vehicles and at times personal vehicle if agreeable.

You will be supporting students with their academic, personal and social development. This role is demanding and challenging, but very rewarding. All of our learners have EHCP’s and as a school we are proud to promote the development of life skills and social development as equal to academic achievement. West Heath School works towards the end goal of helping students re-integrate into mainstream learning and preparation for adulthood.

Key Requirements

  • Full driving licence and use of own vehicle
  • Experience of working in schools (preferably SEMH)
  • Understanding of SEMH
  • Good level of English and Maths
  • Fresh ideas and a good insight into how to support teachers
  • Ready to learn new skills
  • Willing to learn teaching strategies and techniques
  • Proactive, creative and innovative
  • Flexible, engaging and adaptable


  • Free lunch on the school-site and refreshments as well as free parking
  • Employee Assist Service
  • Regular mentoring and coaching
  • Regular training from internal and external experts
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Pension scheme
  • Discounted venue hire for parties/weddings

Staff Application Form, Job Descriptions and further details are on our website www.westheathschool.com or contact whs.hr@westheathschool.com for further information.

Interviews will be held with approximately 1 weeks’ notice and will include a trial day to the school site.

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 (including an Enhanced DBS check)




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: whs.hr@westheathschool.com


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).