Learning Support Assistant

This is a great opportunity to help children to grow and learn, as well as gain experience and training in a unique and enabling environment.

Your role

This innovative and independent school and children’s home for children and young people aged 6-19 with special educational needs is looking for a Learning Support Assistant to join their established team. Influenced by the Waldorf curriculum, the school’s practices are based and adapted to the particular needs of the learners and cover all key areas of the National Curriculum.

About the role:

  • Support pupils during class-activities, in workshops and at break times
  • Accompanying pupils to events, activities, gatherings and festivals both on and off-site
  • Modelling behaviour and interaction
  • Maintain health and safety and safeguarding practices
  • Support the ethos and philosophy of the school
  • Learn and join in with the celebrations and creative opportunities
  • Keep records and work with the team to provide the best options for the pupils


The successful candidate will have:

  • 2 years’ experience working in an educational or residential setting with children who have special educational needs and challenging behaviour.
  • Experience of working directly with SEN students on a 1:1 basis.
  • Previous Team Teach style or PBM training (or similar.)
  • A clear Adult and Child DBS at enhanced level, or happy to start this (funded by the school for the successful candidate) and overseas police checks for any travel abroad over 3 months within the last 10 years.
  • A passion and dedication to providing educational and supportive experiences for children and young people.
  • A willingness to learn about curative, holistic education, in particular the teachings of Steiner.
  • PERM01
  • Full-time
  • Education
  • Permanent
  • Days
  • Salary
  • Gloucestershire

Benefits and positives

  • Wonderful, established and supportive staff team
  • Beautiful working location
  • Opportunities to develop your skill set
  • 6.6 weeks paid holiday, including bank holidays
  • Monday-Friday working, no night shifts or weekends
  • Full and ongoing training
  • Comprehensive induction programme
  • Perkbox and ongoing benefits

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