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Level 3 Learning Support Practitioner- Ref TV23224

The Shepwell School
Willenhall, Walsall
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

Learning Support Practitioner Level 3 (two positions) 

  32 1/2 hours per week term time only, permanent position 

Actual salary £18,997 

Please note this salary is based on a full year post, as such your actual salary is dependent on your start date and will need to be recalculated once all clearances are in place and a start date has been agreed. 


Start Date: September 2024 (Fixed term for 1 year in the first instance) 

  • Do you want to teach/support small well-behaved groups of students?  
  • Can you support on a 1:1 basis? 
  • Do you have the ambition and determination to secure positive outcomes for all students? 
  • Do you want to be part of a friendly and supportive team? 
  • Do you have experience of teaching a wide range of abilities including up to GCSE? 
  • Do you have a varied skill set that means you can teach/support across a range of subjects? 
  • Are you committed to positive educational experiences for young people with autism/ADHA/Anxiety? 
  • Can you support young people who may be demonstrating emotional dysregulation? 
  • Would you welcome a better work life balance? 
  • Do you want to benefit from flexible working and reasonable adjustments policies? 

Shepwell Short Stay School is a progressive and vibrant learning community that focuses on raising the aspirations and potential of every pupil at the school. We have places in school for 90 learners, all who have an EHCP and work in a very bespoke manner to support our learners complex needs. We offer a GCSE pathway in the main but have a very inclusive curriculum that is tailored to the individual needs of the young person.  

Do you have the motivation and skills to work with young people with a medical conditions (including, mental health, illness, autism) to overcome the challenges they face and enable them to ‘achieve their potential? We  

Duties cover a range of activities including working within our home and hospital team (in school lesson delivery in The Hive), supporting in our newly created student support area, small group teaching years 7 to 11 working with external agencies and parents, and working closely with teaching and support staff. The role will involve some 1@1 support work with year 11 pupils. 

For further details, job description and an application form visit   

All applications to be received by email to to arrive no later than 1.00pm on Friday 12th July, 2024 

Interviews will be held Tuesday 16th July 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. These can be arranged the first week back after the summer holiday. To arrange a visit to the school please email   

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 8 working days from the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.  

The staff and management committee Shepwell School are committed to protecting and safeguarding all their pupils to ensure, as far as possible, that they are free from harm. As part of the safeguarding process, the successful candidate must have full enhanced DBS clearance to work in the school and will not be able to take up their appointment until all pre-employment checks have been completed. 

A copy of the school’s safeguarding policy/guidelines is available on the school website.  There will be questions on this at interview.  

Shepwell School welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. 

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