Learning Support Assistant - Woodfield School

Hawthorn Lane Tile Hill Coventry
Grade 4 £18,672 to £21,693 pro rata, dependent on hours and weeks worked
10 Dec 2021
31 Jan 2022
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Term time

Grade 4 £18,672 to £21,693 pro rata, dependent on hours and weeks worked

35 hours per week

Permanent, Term Time Only

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. 

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 in September 2023.  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 well being of young people then we need to hear from you!

Closing Date: Monday 31st January 12pm

Interview Date: To be confirmed

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

Key Requirements

This post is exempted under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and as such appointment to this post will be conditional upon the receipt of a satisfactory response to a check of police records via Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

This School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


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