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SEN Learning Support Assistant-The Federation of Abbey Infant and Junior School

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Maurice Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5LR Barclay Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5LT
Band B, SCP 3-4 £22,737-£23,114 pro rata (£11.79-£11.98 per hour) (actual £8,154- £8,289 per annum)
Closing date
14 Jun 2024

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SEN Learning Support Assistant 15 hours - per week

Term time only - Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 11.45am

Grade Band B, SCP 3-4 £22,737-£23,114 pro (£11.79-£11.98 per hour)

(plus a living wage supplement to £12.00 per hour payable from 1st April 2024)


The Governors and Headteacher wish to appoint experienced and highly motivated learning support assistant with experience of working with pupils who have SEN to join our dedicated team.


Staff are expected to work throughout mainstream school supporting class teachers where required to included SEN children. We wish to appoint an enthusiastic, passionate and motivated individual who loves working with young children, to enable them to thrive.


• Must have an in-depth knowledge of child development

• Have previous experience of working with young children in an educational setting

• Well motivated and bring new ideas to help enrich the lives of young children • Communicate with parents and stakeholders

• An understanding of Child Protection and Safeguarding

• To work closely with team members to support the set-up of individual schedules and work systems

• To help the pupil work as independently as possible.

• To help supervise students at designated lunch or break times as directed by the SENCo

• To help in the preparation and organisation of classroom resources including making adjustments in classroom layout when needed for the child.

• To contribute to discussion of individual targets in the process of reviews.


Application Form, Job Description and Personnel Specification can be downloaded from Sandwell Local Authority website or WM Jobs. All completed application forms must be returned by email, post or delivered directly to either of the school offices.  Interested applicants can contact either school on 0121 429 1689 or 0121 429 2700.


Closing Date:  Friday 14th June 2024 at 12.00 noon

Short listing date:  Friday 14th June 2024

Interviews W/C: Monday 24th June onwards


If you do not hear from us by Friday 14th June 2024 unfortunately you have not been successful in your application.

The Federation of Abbey Infant and Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of vulnerable groups including children, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  An enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory references are therefore required for this role.  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 this role.  Pre-employment checks will be carried out in line with KCSIE.


Hours: 15 hours per week, term time only

Salary: Band B, SCP 3-4 £22,737-£23,114 pro rata (£11.79-£11.98 per hour) (actual £8,154- £8,289 per annum) plus a Living Wage supplement to £12.00 per hour, payable from 1 April 2024

Address: Maurice Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5LR and Barclay Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B67 5LT

Closing Date: 14th June 2024 at 12pm


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

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Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

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0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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