Learning Support Assistant required

30 hours per week

Fixed term post from September 2020 to 31st August 2021

“Rachel Madocks continues to be a Good school with dynamic leadership.” Ofsted November 2017

We have vacancies for Learning Support Assistants to work 30 hours per week, term time only for a fixed term to 31st August 2021.

Our pupils are aged 2 – 19 years with learning, communication and complex health needs ranging from severe to profound and multiple. The successful applicant will be required to work across the breadth of our school.

Ideally, you will have some experience of SEND in a learning environment but this is not essential if you show a strong desire to work with our young people. We welcome applications from people with or without experience, or suitably qualified professionals who are passionate about working with children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Please see our website for more details about us together with an application pack. Please note, previous applicants need not apply.

Our 30 core hours of work are 8:45am to 3:15pm Monday to Friday with half an hour lunch break. We are prepared to be flexible with regard to timings and number of days worked if you have relevant qualifications, experience and a desire or need to work less than these hours. We will not however consider anything less than a minimum of 18 hours per week as the training for this role is extensive and costly.

As we are a school, you will be required to take all annual leave during school holidays. Integral to your own professional development and as part of your core working weeks you will be required to attend some after school meetings and essential twilight training.

The salary range is Grade B or C depending on your qualifications and experience. Hourly rate range is therefore £9.36 to £10.06 and the actual annual salary range £12,850. to £13,804. for 30 hours per week term time only. Please note there is a salary review pending approval.

Please see the school’s website for more details under vacancies together with an application pack. Please send completed applications electronically to Coleen Smith at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or marked for her attention via the post to the school.

“Rachel Madocks School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks."

Closing date: 3rd July 2020

Interviews will be held during the week of the 6th July. They will be face to face interviews and held at the school, adhering to social distancing and all other government guidelines during this period.