Eagle Avenue Cowplain Waterlooville Hants PO8 9XP

Learning Support Assistant

30 hours per week – term time only

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

We have a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant who has a passion for working with pupils with special educational needs.

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 for these vacancies 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 at

Our 30 core hours of work are 8:45am to 3:15pm Monday to Friday with half an hour lunch break. 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 £8.76 to £9.74 Actual Salary range £12,024 £13,368 for 30 hours per week term time only.

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 royal mail 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: 14th September 2018




Headteacher required 1st January 2019

Closing Date: Thursday 6th September 2018 – 12:00 p.m.

Interview Date: Tuesday 18th September & Wednesday 19th September 2018

Job Start Date: Tuesday 01 Jan 2019

Contract/ Hours: Permanent, Full-Time

Salary Type: Leadership Scale

Salary details: Point LDR41 - LDR53 the indicative pay salary is set at £64,417 - £74,615

Hours of Work: Full Time

Location of Role: Rachel Madocks, Waterlooville, Hampshire

Contact email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


At Rachel Madocks we pride ourselves on the quality of education we provide for our pupils and the opportunities we create to encourage and develop their communication and independence skills.

We continually strive to provide exciting learning opportunities relevant to every child’s individual needs in a happy, safe and caring environment where everyone is respected and very much valued.

Rachel Madocks is a special school

where we are all “valued for being me”

Job/Person Summary

In preparation for the retirement of our current head we are recruiting for a headteacher who has the vision and passion to lead the school into the future. A brave, strategic and independent thinker is required and someone to help us continue to improve.

What we ask of you as our leader:

  • Provide strong leadership with the ability to delegate
  • Be a strategic thinker
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrate a clear desire for success for children and young people
  • Help us to minimise our budget challenges
  • Lead by example with a willingness to go that extra mile
  • Help us develop strong links with families, partners, employers and our community

We, in turn, offer:

A great place to work with an impressive team

Tangible passion for our school

High aspirations within school and beyond

A stimulating environment

A school prepared to change and develop

A respectful culture that is at the heart of all we do

We invite you to work with our talented and motivated team.

Application procedure

Visits to the school before the end of the summer term are warmly welcomed. Please contact the school office on 023 9224 1818

For an information pack please contact Education Personal Services via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications will need to be returned to Education Personnel Services, electronically to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 6th September 2018



Governor Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for two co-opted governors and a parent governor. In looking to fill these the governors of the school have identified the following skills, experience and attributes that they feel would help strengthen the governing body:

  • time
  • Commitment and interest in our children’s future and improving educational outcomes
  • Inquisitiveness to read paperwork, analyse and question
  • The ability to assimilate information, make judgements and take decisions
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience of areas such as education, finance, personnel and business

Co-opted Governors are appointed by the Governing Body, Parent Governors are elected by parents. All potential governors are invited to visit the school and meet with the Headteacher and Governors. They may also be invited to attend a meeting. All potential Governors are required to complete an application form and references will be called for co-opted governors. Any appointed or elected governors will undergo an enhanced DBS check.
If you are interested in becoming a Governor please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 02392 241818 and we will be happy to give you further information.