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Closing date:01/04/2022 at 12:00

Interview date:04/04/2022

Job Start Date:03/05/2022

Contract/Hours:Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type:Support Staff

Salary Details:Dependent on experience

Hours of Work:8.30am – 3,.30pm 5 days a week - term time only

Location of Role:Braishfield Primary

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Job/Person Summary

We are looking for a warm, caring and empathetic person to join the great team at Braishfield Primary School. We are a small, friendly village school with big ambitions for all our pupils! You will be part of a close, hard-working team who support each other in creating conditions in which all children can thrive.

This exciting opportunity will be one of three options. This could be a post for an HLTA, keen to develop their experience in a new school setting; this could be right for someone currently working as a Learning Support Assistant, interested in broadening their experience; this role could involve up to 1 day of ELSA work for someone already trained in this role.

Whichever option attracts you, the successful candidate must be able to work closely with class teachers and the SENDCo. The candidate will have a good knowledge and experience of working with children, and the ability to engage and build relationships with children is essential. You should also have patience, a sense of humour and a passion for supporting young children in their learning and life skills. The successful candidate will work within the classroom most of the time. Depending on the applicant this could involve 1:1 working with identified pupils; class cover; ELSA/mental health activities; and some possible sessions out of class, delivering interventions. 

We can offer you the chance to grow and develop as a practitioner; a supportive team of colleagues to work with; happy, motivated children to work alongside; training and development as appropriate to your needs.


Supporting the Pupil

  • To work to the direction of the class teacher(s) and the SENDCo to develop an understanding of the specific needs of pupils to be supported
  • To support pupils to learn as effectively as possible in group situations and individually, inside and outside of the classroom. This may involve:
    • Clarifying and explaining instructions
    • Ensuring the pupil is able to use necessary equipment and resources provided
    • Motivating and encouraging the pupil/s
    • Assisting in areas of specific weakness, such as speech and language, spelling, handwriting, number or writing tasks
    • Helping pupil/s to concentrate on and finish work set
    • Developing appropriate resources to support the pupil/s
    • Assisting in the management of pupils’ social interactions and behaviour
    • To become familiar with how the objectives of an Individual Education Plan play a part in contributing to target setting to create a personalised learning plan for the pupil/s
    • In conjunction with the class teacher and school SENDCo, liaise with outside agencies to ensure that specific advice and support is followed to support the child’s needs
    • To establish a supportive relationship with the pupil/s concerned
    • To ensure the safety of the pupil/s while in your care
    • To carry out any specific duties as outlined in Individual Education Plans
    • To deliver ELSA sessions, if relevant

 Supporting the SENDCo and Class Teacher

  • To assist the SENDCo to develop a suitable programme of support and then carry out the programme, within the classroom or in a withdrawal situation
  • To contribute to Annual Reviews by attending meetings and feeding back on progress in conjunction with the class teacher
  • To participate in the evaluation of the support programme, with the SENDCo and class teacher
  • To help adapt/ find differentiated materials to enable pupil/s to access the class curriculum

Supporting the school

  • Where appropriate, to foster links between home and school
  • To liaise, advise and consult with other members of the SEND team
  • To contribute to review meetings, as appropriate
  • To participate in relevant professional development
  • To be aware of / follow school policies and procedures
  • To maintain confidentiality about home-school / pupil-teacher/ school work matters
  • To cover classes, to the direction of the class teacher(s), if relevant
  • To complete any other task as directed by the Headteacher

Application Procedure

Visits to the school are welcome and encouraged. Please telephone the school office to make an appointment.

The application form is online but if you have any questions, please contact Katharine Ewens our Finance Officer either by telephoning the school office 01794368359 or by email