Learning Support Assistant

Heatherwood Special School, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6HQ

Telephone: 01302 322044

Start date asap until 31st August 2021

Grade 5, Fixed Term, 29 hours per week, term time plus 5 training days
4 days 8.45am-3.30pm, one day (currently Wednesday) 8.30am-3.30pm
A Midday Supervisor contract (Grade 3) will run alongside this for 2.5 hours per week

Heatherwood School is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and innovative Learning Support Assistant who sees the importance of learning and outcomes for our amazing children and young people.

This is an outstanding opportunity for someone looking to develop professionally and join our dedicated and hardworking team. The post is ideally most suited to someone who has previously had experience within a special school setting or other related establishment.

Heatherwood School is a community day special school for pupils aged 3-19 years with severe, profound and/or multiple learning difficulties. The school has a post 16 provision for pupils with moderate learning needs.

We are committed to providing innovative opportunities, outstanding levels of care and inspiring experiences to engage and motivate our children and young people.

We work in partnership with parents and carers to ensure our children and young people develop appropriate skills for life and ensure that they all have the best opportunities to flourish through personalised learning.

With a genuine opportunity to lead and make a difference, the successful candidate will join:

a school with happy friendly children and young people who have a positive attitude to school;

a school with excellent professional development opportunities;

a dedicated and caring staff team who are committed to building on the strengths of the school;

a warm, friendly and supportive team committed to ensuring all children realise their full potential;

a dedicated community of supportive parents, carers and governors;

an outward facing researched based school;

a supportive culture steeped in mentoring and coaching opportunities and development.

Visits to the school are welcomed outside of school hours.

Further information about the post or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Bridget Coy, Head of School, by telephoning 01302 322044.

Closing date: 12.00 noon Friday 2nd October 2020
Shortlisting date: Monday 5th October 2020
Interview date: Thursday 15th October 2020

Completed application forms should be returned to the school for the attention of the Head of School, Bridget Coy or emailed to [email protected]

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Equal Opportunities

Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in the services provided to customers and all aspects of employment. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the diverse community. Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Disability Discrimination Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.

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