Havering Schools Jobs

SEND Learning Support Assistant

  • Employer: Upminster Junior School
  • Reference: SCH/24/281010
Scale 2 Point 3
Upminster Junior School
Closing on 05/06/2024 at 12:00
Enhanced DBS Check
Temporary | Term Time/Part Time
32.5, 20 or 25 hours per week.

Upminster Junior School

St Mary’s Lane



RM14 3BS

Tel. No: 01708 227320

Head Teacher: Miss Alison Edgcombe

E-mail:  admin@upminster-jun.havering.sch.uk


SEND Learning Support Assistant x 3 roles

Hours:  1 x 32.5 hours per week, 1 x 20 hours per week, 1 x 25 hours per week (39 weeks per year to include INSET days) 

Grade: Scale 2 point 3

Salary: £26,238 p.a. FTE  Pro rata salary £20,370 p.a. (32.5 hours), £12,535 p.a. (20 hours), £15,669 p.a. (25 hours).

Contract: Fixed Term until 31/08/2025 in the first instance.

Start Date:  Required September 2024


We are looking to appoint 3 x SEND Learning support assistants who are enthusiastic and patient. The role is predominantly working as a 1:1 Teaching Assistant within the school setting but some group work may be required.  The role involves supporting children with physical, sensory and social communication needs. Experience of working with young children with a variety of special educational needs and knowledge when managing children with emotional regulation difficulties which can present as challenging behaviour. 

Whilst you will be expected to work under the direction of the class teacher you will also have the ability to use your own initiative to organise tasks and activities; creating simple resources to support the pupil’s work as appropriate. You will work closely with the class teacher and school team as well as the school’s Local SEND lead and the Trust SENCO as well as working in partnership with external contacts to support for learning and development.

We are looking for a person who is calm, kind, patient and who:

  • is cheerful, positive and enthusiastic about working with children
  • is experienced in communicating with young pupils and those with learning difficulties
  • is an effective communicator with pupils and staff
  • is able to build and maintain effective relationships
  • is committed to working as part of a team

At Upminster Junior School we pride ourselves on our kind, supportive and caring environment and we provide excellent opportunities for our staff to specialise in areas of SEND learning support.  The positions are subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.  We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. 

As part of Hornchurch Academy Trust, we can offer you:

  • Enhanced career development opportunities, working across the Trust schools.
  • Excellent CPD opportunities to support career progression.
  • Mentoring support from an experienced and supportive team of staff and access to trained wellbeing mentors in all schools.
  • Continuous service granted to joining staff.
  • Employee Assistance Programme, including face to face counselling, financial, family and legal advice.
  • Staff discount scheme (HES rewards).
  • 24 hour access to online Wellbeing support App.


Please apply online.  No CV's will be accepted.

Closing date for applications:  Wednesday 5th June 2024

Interviews:  W/C Monday 10th June 2024




Havering Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The protection of our pupils from abuse is the responsibility of all staff within our schools, superseding any other considerations. Therefore Havering Schools comply with the Department for Education ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance.

It is an offence to apply for a post which involves engaging in regulated activity relevant to children if you are barred from doing so. Please be advised that, again in line with ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’, shortlisted candidates (who wish to accept an invite to interview) will be required to submit, prior to their interview, a self-declaration of their criminal record or information that would make them unsuitable to work with children. Upon submission of this information, online checks may be carried out.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974; the successful applicant will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS disclosure check. Having a criminal record will not necessarily debar you from obtaining a position with the School.

Equal Opportunities

Havering Schools aim to promote and ensure equality of opportunity and equal treatment for all. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment regardless of gender, marital status, race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), ethnic or national origins, disabilities, age, sexual orientation, responsibility for dependants, religious or political affiliation and trade union activities. All matters related to employment are decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

How to apply

To apply, please visit https://ats-haveringschools.jobsgopublic.com and submit your application by clicking the 'Apply Online' link below.

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