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Learning Support Assistant

Hours: 32.5 hours, Term time + 5 INSET Days (Additional possibility of part time hours worked across 2/3 days)

Rate of pay: Band C Scale point 5-8 £12.18 - £12.80 per hour. £23,500 - £24,702 (pro rata) + SEN allowance

Contract type: Permanent


Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children with complex and profound learning difficulties? Do you have experience working with these exceptional individuals? If so, we have the perfect role for you!

The Orchard School is currently seeking a dedicated and compassionate Learning Support Assistant to join our team. As a Learning Support Assistant, you will play a vital role in supporting our students with their educational and personal development.

We are looking for:

  • Experience: We require candidates with previous experience working with children with complex and profound learning difficulties. Your experience in this area will help us provide the best possible support to our students.
  • Adaptability: Our ideal candidate is someone who can adapt to different situations and be flexible in their approach. We value individuals who can think on their feet and find creative solutions to challenges.
  • Reliability: We need someone we can count on. Our students rely on us to be there for them, so we are looking for individuals who are reliable and committed to their role.
  • Team Player: Collaboration is key at The Orchard School. We believe in the power of teamwork and the positive impact it can have on our students. We are looking for candidates who can work well within a team and contribute to our supportive and inclusive environment.

We are currently seeking candidates who are available to work 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday during term time. However, we understand that some candidates may only be available for part-time hours. If you are interested in part-time work, please indicate this on your application.

The applicant will need to possess:

  • High standards of written and spoken English.
  • This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for the role.
  • Appropriate qualifications, as detailed on the job specification.

If you are passionate about supporting children with complex and profound learning difficulties and are ready to make a positive impact, we would love to hear from you. Join our dedicated team at The Orchard School and help us create a nurturing and inclusive learning environment.

Contact Us

The Orchard School
Causeway Green Road
B68 8LD

0121 569 7040