Learning Support Assistant - Great Horwood Church of England Primary School

Great Horwood Church of England Primary School are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join them in September 2021. 

Contract Type: Fixed Term - 2 years initially but has the potential to be extended

Working Hours: Part Time 5 mornings a week, 8.30am - 1.30pm

Term Time only for 38 weeks. A job share will be considered

Salary Range linked directly to experience and qualifications of applicant and is based on full time hours - Bucks Pay Range 1B scales 6-10, £17,383-£19,049 pro rata, based on 37 hours per week, 52 weeks p.a.

Closing Date: Friday 28th May 2021

Interview Date: Wednesday 9th June 2021

Start Date: Wednesday 1st September 2021

About us

Great Horwood School is a warm welcoming learning community where children and staff "learn and grow together" with a commitment to high achievement and raising the standards of all. We expect our children to demonstrate our schools values and a caring attitude to each other and their environment and in return we value the special contribution of every child. The close co-operation and commitment that exists between all members of the school community is a strength of the school. We have hardworking and dedicated staff with a supportive Governing Body and PTA.

About the role

We expect the successful candidate to:

  • Have some LSA experience and hold a level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • Be willing to work in our Nursery, Pre-School and EYFS setting
  • Be willing to be flexible and work across the school age range
  • Be able to support teachers in the delivery of high quality learning experiences for all pupils.
  • Have high expectations of learning and behaviour and inspire and motivate our children;
  • Be supportive, nurturing and understanding with high expectations.
  • Seek to make learning exciting and a positive experience.
  • Communicate well with parents, carers and members of staff, as well as pupils.
  • Work closely with staff as part of a team;
  • Be willing to contribute to school life outside of the classroom.
  • Be prepared cover for teachers for short intervals when necessary
  • Support pupils learning through SEN interventions and small group support
  • Support at lunchtime by serving hot meals and supervising play
  • Be fully supportive of the strong Christian ethos of the school, and it’s values

In return, you will receive:

  • Excellent professional development provided by ODBST
  • The support of committed, enthusiastic and dedicated colleagues and Governors
  • A well resourced, challenging learning environment
  • Pupils who are well-behaved and love to learn, a real credit to the school
  • Supportive parents and members of the community

About you

You will have effective classroom and management skills to motivate children. You will be an inspirational person with high expectations committed to delivering quality learning and teaching, making a significant contribution to raising the achievement of all our pupils and enabling our children to reach their full potential.

Other information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. The post is subject to enhanced DBS clearance, medical, qualifications and reference checks. Visits to the school are possible by arrangement within Covid-19 restrictions. For further information please contact the school admin officer Mrs Deborah Allison on 01296 712622 or office@greathorwoodschool.org

Available documents on the school website:

Application form and ODBST Privacy Notice

Information pack including the Job Description and Personal Specification