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Specialist Learning Support Assistant- Catering - Term Time - Special Needs Position

West Heath School, Sevenoaks

  • Ref:KCC886-6079-108S
  • Posted:14/01/2022
  • Pay:£17,481 (actual salary)
  • Start Date:March 2022
  • App Close Date:03/02/2022 at 13:00
  • Interviews:TBC


  • £17,481 per annum (actual salary)
  • 8.30am-3.30pm Monday-Friday (Term Time only- 39 weeks)
  • Closing date: Tuesday 3rd February 2022


We are looking to appoint a dynamic and committed Specialist Learning Support Assistant to work within our popular Catering Department. An ability to contribute towards creating a positive, dynamic and inspiring environment for our students to learn and develop is essential.

The role comprises of supporting the Catering Teacher in the classroom with behaviour & classroom management, preparing food items, using a large variety of kitchen equipment and supporting the delivery of group and 1.1 lessons.

Essential Requirements

  • Strong cooking ability
  • Confident to lead sessions
  • Experience of working with children and young people
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Autonomous thinker
  • A “can do attitude”


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


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

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
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).