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1:1 SEN Learning Support Assistant - Fixed Term - Special Needs Position

Holmewood House School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-6012-1S
  • Posted:18/01/2022
  • Pay:Competitive salary
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:25/01/2022 at 18:00
  • Interviews:From 25 January


About Holmewood House School

Holmewood House is a prestigious independent Prep School of 440+ pupils aged 3-13 years, set amidst 30 acres of the most beautiful Kent countryside, just outside Tunbridge Wells. 


The role will be supporting a pupil on a 1:1 basis in year 4.

This is a 6 month Fixed Term Contract role working on a full-time basis, whilst the school is in session which includes staff INSET days. Specific hours of work will be agreed with the successful candidate.

Roles and responsibilities

This role will involve supporting an autistic pupil in the classroom, under the guidance of specialist subject teachers, by facilitating access to the curriculum, initiating ways of differentiating a task in order to allow the pupil to demonstrate their true potential.

In keeping with the guidelines of the Education and Healthcare Plan, support will also be provided outside of the classroom to facilitate positive interaction with peers.

We are looking for someone who has experience of special needs, with a good understanding and prior involvement with pupils with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, alongside practical experience of working closely with classroom teachers.

Key Professional Skills

  • Experience of supporting children who have additional needs, in this instance, Autistic Spectrum Disorder. This may include supporting pupils with EHC plans
  • Familiarity with the needs of pupils with learning differences would be an advantage
  • Understanding of the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 (2014)
  • Strong organisational, administrative and ICT skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of behaviour management strategies
  • Understanding of the importance of confidentiality of sensitive information
  • Evidence of being able to work effectively within a team
  • High levels of personal and professional integrity
  • To participate in the school’s performance and development process
  • To attend school Inset as appropriate.
  • To engage in wider school activities as required, e.g off site trips, Speech Day, Sports Day etc.
  • To support the class teacher in maintaining good order and discipline of the pupils in your care.
  • Prepare for lessons and carry out tasks to assist with the smooth running of a busy class.
  • Respect confidentiality of our pupils as you will have access to sensitive information relating to pupil needs which must be managed sensitively.


A competitive salary will be offered depending on the skills and experience of the successful candidate and the exact hours of work agreed.


Holmewood House is committed to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children. All staff are required to adhere to and ensure compliance with the School’s Safeguarding policies at all times.

The school adopts a rigorous safer recruitment process which is adhered to in the appointment of all new members of staff. As part of the safer recruitment process, all applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including, but not limited to, checks with past employers and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.


If you wish to be considered for this role, please complete an application form and email to: admin@holmewoodhouse.co.uk





Information about the school

Holmewood House is a prestigious independent Prep School of 440+ pupils aged 3-13 years, set amidst 30 acres of the most beautiful Kent countryside, just outside Tunbridge Wells. The School is a happy and supportive working environment, where we pride ourselves on the exceptional provision for our pupils and staff in all areas.

Holmewood House provides a broad, well-balanced curriculum with outstanding teachers in what is very much a family school where the positive relationships between the teachers and children allows staff to get to know and understand the individual needs of each and every child. They foster their talents and nurture their growth through a challenging and exciting curriculum.

The school wholeheartedly believes that emotional and social well-being, self-esteem, happiness and confidence are of prime importance and are in themselves inextricably linked to academic progress. Staff are excited by the curiosity and thirst for learning that each child, regardless of their ability, naturally displays. They work hard to allow each child to ask why, to query and to have the time to develop their thoughts into fresh discoveries and innovations and, in doing so, overcome the challenges faced. The end result is the celebration of learning – a reward in its own right!

The wonderful environment and outstanding facilities provide a strong framework upon which the ethos of ‘allowing children to be children’ can be achieved. Childhood is full of exciting new experiences which, parents and teachers relive, through the eyes and laughter of the children.

The relationship between home and school is of fundamental importance in ensuring every child is surrounded by the love, care and guidance which they require as they make their way through their educational journey. In short, the partnership allows the children to enjoy the most important journey of all: childhood.

For further information about Holmewood House please visit our website www.holmewoodhouse.co.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Rachel Thorne
  • Address:Holmewood House School, Barrow Lane, Langton Green, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN3 0EB
  • Telephone: 01892 860014
  • Email: rthorne@holmewoodhouse.co.uk


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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).