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Learning Support Assistant - Woodfield School

What is the job role?

35 hours per week, 39 weeks TTO
Actual salary £17953 - £20765
Permanent, Grade 4

An opportunity to join the Woodfield team has arisen for dedicated and motivated individuals with a passion for supporting young people with special educational needs. Woodfield provides specialist SEMH education across Coventry between early years to the end of KS4. Woodfield currently comprises a Primary and Secondary provision on split sites. This role could be based at either primary or secondary, depending on the needs of the school and the abilities/experience of the successful candidate/s. Part time candidates will be considered.  

You would be joining the school at a very exciting time as the school looks forward to joining Sidney Stringer MAT and moving to one site provision on the Woodlands School site. At this point the school will be one of the biggest providers of SEMH provision in the country, with the goal to the very best provision in the country and recognised as such nationally.

You will be part of a motivated and supportive learning support team who work closely with individual teachers and pupils to provide targeted personalised support. You will be expected to support our highly successful pastoral team in addition to classroom-based work. The successful candidate needs to be flexible, versatile, nurturing and able to work effectively with whole classes and 1:1.

An understanding of the ‘Thrive’ approach which underpins all of our work is beneficial along an empathetic nature and a desire to understand what drives and triggers certain behaviours.

You will be expected to work independently with small groups and plan and prepare for this. You will need to have patience as well as good behaviour management skills, or the ability to develop them. You will also need a passion for working with young people and supporting those with barriers to their learning. All of the young people we serve have EHCPs with the majority of primary needs revolving around SEMH, a large percentage of our cohort have diagnosis of ASD and ADHD.

We are committed to staff professional learning and this role could provide a stepping stone towards either qualified teacher status or HLTA providing recognised pathways for career progression at all levels. If you are resilient and passionate about the social, emotional and mental wellbeing of young people then we need to hear from you.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

Closing Date: 10th February 2023
Interview Date: TBC    

Applications packs are available to download below and are returnable direct to the school – shands@woodfield.coventry.sch.uk

 

Who are we looking for?

Following recommendations from Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE) for an additional pre employment check with effect 1 Sept 22, please note, an online search may form part of this recruitment process.

Coventry City Council

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