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Meadows School is recruiting for a permanent LSA position

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LSA Applications

Role details;

Learning Support Assistant - Meadows School, Southborough

Job Ref: SEA921

Area(s): South East England

Based: Meadows School, London Road, Southborough, Kent, TN4 0RJ

Full Time: Term Time Only (39 weeks per year) - 32.5 hours per week


Salary: £14,101 - £15,234 plus £1040 p.a. pro-rata for 39 weeks per year (£16623 - £17958 plus £1227 p.a. FTE)

Meadows School is a successful non-maintained residential and day special school (7-16) and off-site unit 16+ unit (16-19) run by Barnardo's, providing education for pupils with Social Emotional and Mental Health difficulties; Autistic Spectrum Conditions, Speech and Language difficulties and associated learning difficulties.

It is imperative that you have the passion for making a difference to the education and lives of the young people within the school and in building positive and supportive relationships. You should be a team player, resilient and motivated by challenge and have the ability to think creatively. You will need to be willing to work to Barnardo's Basis and Values.

We require a Learning Support Assistant who can;

- Support teaching and learning across the school

- Support the curriculum across the school

- Relate well to children and adults

And who has;

- A minimum of 1 year's experience in a classroom setting

- Experience of working/or willingness to work with young people with challenging behaviours

- A flexible approach combined with patience, tolerance and stamina and humour

- A willingness to undertake further training

This post will be primarily based in the 16+ unit supporting students from 16-19 although you may be required to work anywhere within Meadows School.

For further information on Meadows School in the first instance please consult the school website at: or contact Lorna Chislett (Senior LSA) on 01892 529144. Visits to the school are encouraged.

Applicants will be required to undertake a Declaration that neither they nor anyone who lives in the same household as the applicant or who lives at their address, is a disqualified person under the Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations 2009.

Closing Date: 19/05/2017

Interview Date(s): w/c 22/05/2017