Senior SEN Learning Support Assistant

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Actual summary £ 26,496 to £26,903
Location: Woodside Primary Academy, Wood Street, Walthamstow, London,
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
Hours: 36 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 17/02/2024 at 09:00
Reference: SCH/24/268794

Senior SEN Learning Support Assistant Required

£30,033 to £30,495 FTE (Actual £26,496 to £26,903)

36 hours a week x 46 weeks per year (Term Time only)

Woodside Primary Academy is an “Outstanding” school based in Walthamstow.

Our staff are committed in ensuring that our children get the best possible education. We work hard to ensure that all children feel cared for and are supported on their learning journey. We strive to meet the needs of individual children and support them in becoming enthusiastic and successful learners.

We are seeking to appoint an efficient, motivated and friendly person to work with our SEN pupils and join a committed SEN team.

The Senior Learning Support Assistant (LSA) will lead and mentor the Learning Support Assistants Team by ensuring the development of practice and provision provided to pupils is consistently of a high standard. They will support the Inclusion Team to deliver, resource and monitor SEN provision within the school.

You will need to

  • Lead by example
  • Have experience/knowledge of working with pupils who have Special Educational Needs
  • Hold members of staff to account
  • Be enthusiastic
  • Have a flexible approach to working
  • Have the ability to work effectively as a team
  • Display initiative
  • Be reliable with a sense of commitment

In return we can offer

  • Friendly, supportive, motivated and dedicated staff
  • A commitment to your professional development
  • As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family
  • Membership to “Perks at Work”.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Please complete the attached application  for and email to 

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