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Horndean Church of England Junior School

SEND LSA Vacancy

Closing date: 20/08/2020 at 12:00

Job Start Date: 07/09/2020

Contract/Hours: Temporary , Part-time

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: £4,176

Salary Pro-Rata: £4,176

Hours of Work: 10 hours per week

Location of Role: Horndean Church of England Junior School

Contact e-mail address: adminoffice@horndean-jun.hants.sch.uk

Job/Person Summary

Contract/Hours: Temporary, Part-time, linked to the individual child

Usual hours of Work: 10 hours per week – 1pm to 3pm

Salary Type: Support Staff

Salary Details: Grade B


We are offering a unique opportunity for a new SEND LSA at our busy, thriving junior school. Our school is a caring, friendly and inclusive place where individuals are valued and encouraged to aspire to excellence. This ethos reflects our Christian vision and values and has been highlighted in both our most recent Ofsted and Church School inspections - “The school is a calm and happy place for pupils. They flourish on positive relationships, behave well and are kind to each other.” (Ofsted March 2017), “The wellbeing of pupils and staff is a significantly important element of this school. Pupils, parents and staff speak of the high quality care and support they receive from the school’s leadership and from each other.” (SIAMS November 2019).


Do you want to join our hard-working team in a rewarding role?


Our SEND LSAs work in close partnership with class teachers, parents, outside agencies and our Inclusion Leader (SENCo) to promote learning for specific children who have Education, Health and Care Plans. We are looking for a new SEND LSA to support a child who will be in Year 4 in September who has social, emotional and mental health needs. The child’s EHCP details the need for support throughout the school day and our vacancy is to work with him in the afternoons – 1pm to 3pm Monday to Friday. He really enjoys active learning and thrives when learning is engaging and fun.


Candidates would need the following skills:

Approachability (being accessible and positive, consciously breaking down perceived barriers, having appropriate body language, using the right verbal communication and listening skills), consistency, flexibility, ability to adapt activities to maintain engagement, ability to communicate and maintain clear boundaries, ability to support children to self-regulate their behaviour and learning, knowledge of Thrive/Nurture strategies and an understanding of attachment needs.


The role involves delivering specific interventions and aspects of specialist programmes as well as modifying resources and providing strategies to support learning. An ability to encourage children to achieve their best and promote independence is essential. Training and support will be given to the successful candidate. This role is temporary as it is linked to a specific child and is expected to last for the length of time the child attends our school.


We are looking for enthusiastic candidates with experience of or interest in working with children with special needs. The successful candidate will work flexibly and creatively with focused objectives to ensure that the child they support makes good progress in their specific target areas and across all areas of development. They will have excellent communication skills and the ability to make work fun and engaging. They will predominantly carry out work in the classroom environment, but also utilise individual intervention when necessary.


Applicants must have English and maths to GCSE level


Salary will be based on experience and will start within the range of £18,065 to £18,371 pro rata. This equates to a starting salary of £9.36 to £9.52 per hour.


This role could also be combined with a Lunchtime Supervisory position for 5 additional hours a week.

Application Procedure

If you would like to join our strong staff team as we strive for excellence, please contact us for an application pack. We encourage applicants to visit our website to learn more about our school - www.horndeanjuniorschool.co.uk


Closing date: Monday 7th September 2020 - noon

Interviews: During the week beginning Monday 14th September 2020

Start date: As soon as possible


Application Pack:

* Letter to SEND LSA Applicants

* Staff Structure

* LSA1 Role Profile

* LSA Job Description

* LSA Person Specification

* Application Form

* Equalities Monitoring Form

Safer Recruitment

Horndean Church of England Junior School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

About us

Address: Five Heads Road, Horndean, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO8 9NW

Telephone: 023 9259 2236

Website: www.horndeanjuniorschool.co.uk/

Application form