Learning Support Assistant - Barley Lane School

  • Multiple Locations
  • Multiple Terms
  • £9.99 - £10.39 per hour (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

Are you looking to move into a career in education and make a difference to young people and their education?
Are you passionate about supporting children and their needs?
Are you looking to gain classroom experience as a Teaching Assistant?
Are you a good team player with a positive attitude who can aspire children to learn and believes all children can achieve?
If so, we have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, proactive person to join our friendly and supportive school, supporting children with additional needs.

You should have a good standard of general education with good numeracy and literacy skills. You will be able to communicate effectively with children and adults, have a flexible attitude, a good sense of humour and be friendly and approachable.

Benefits include:
• 175 days a year holiday (13 weeks a year every 6-7 weeks);
• Term time working;
• Highly competitive pay and conditions including tech benefits;
• Career development into QTLS and QTS (subject to budget, experience and expertise);
• Private insurance perks;
• Wellbeing services and support.

All employees, handling personal data, must to so responsibly, securely and in line with the school's Data Protection Policy, guidance and training.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work alongside our team, to promote an alternative child-centred approach to meeting the needs of our pupils who have been identified as having complex needs.

You will need to be flexible, patient, hardworking and committed to maximising learning opportunities for children. Experience of working with emotional needs would be desirable.

Previous experience is desirable, but most importantly, that you share our values: hard work, humility, kindness, friendship and optimism.

Barley Lane School is a day special school. The school provides education for up to 80 pupils aged 7-16 who benefit from small group and individualised learning. Although we are a small school that teaches to the national curriculum, we supplement this with nurture principles and the Boxall profile approach to develop healthy, happy, confident children who are ready and open to learning.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
This role requires a DBS disclosure.
This role requires the ability to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence and fluency in English.

Please download the application form below and, once completed, return to recruitment@barleylane.devon.sch.uk.
We reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applicants.

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Job Details

  • OrganisationDevon County Schools
  • Work LocationExeterDevon
  • Work Postcode

    EX4 1TA

  • Reference


  • Occupational GroupEducation Support

  • Salary Details

    £9.99 - £10.39 per hour (pending the 2022/23 pay award)

  • Job TermPermanent
  • Appointment TypeFull TimeTerm Time
  • Hours

    Up to 37 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum

  • Closing Date


  • DBS Check Required