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Learning & Student Support Assistant

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 23/04/2018 16:00
£20,138 - £22,658
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Windlestone School

Job details 

Closing date:
23 Apr

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Required as soon as possible.

Are you positive and aspirational? Looking for an exciting challenge? Ready to make a real difference to the lives of challenging 11-16 year old students?
Are you:

• Keen to offer support to challenging students in an SEMH secondary special school setting?
• Able to develop positive relationships with students and support their emotional wellbeing?
• Ambitious to make a difference in the lives of the young people we serve?
• A contributor with a ‘can do, will do’ attitude?

Why should you come to Windlestone School?
• Well-resourced modern school
• Scope to innovate
• Opportunities to take initiative
• Focus on raising standards for all, with a commitment to achieving outstanding outcomes
• A supportive and dedicated community of staff and governors
• Opportunities for professional development

The person we are seeking will have:
• A commitment to raising aspiration and achievement of SEMH students.
• Excellent working relationships with students and staff
• Drive, enthusiasm, resilience, compassion and warmth
• Confidence in being able to support across the KS3 & KS4 curriculum
• An ability to ‘connect’ with challenging students and form positive relationships

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the right individual to fulfill a key student support role in the school. As well as supporting students in lessons, you will also support the extended evening activities for two evenings per week.
Windlestone School is a secondary special school for 80 students all with an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) for the Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) area of need. Windlestone School is a well-established and well regarded school that has ambitions to develop outstanding practice in all areas of the provision. We would sincerely welcome you for a visit to the school or for an informal discussion.

Hour per week: 43 hrs per week during term time (equivalent to FT 37hrs per week all year) to be entitled to full school holidays (13 weeks).

Please apply for this position by completing an application form attached to this advert along with a letter outlining your experience and suitability for the post and return to the school by the closing date 23rd April, 4pm.

The Governing Body is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of a satisfactory DBS check.

Durham County Council is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We want to develop a more diverse workforce and we positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Applicants with disabilities will be invited for interview if the essential job criteria are met.

This post is not open to job share.

Windlestone School
Denebridge View,
DL17 0HP

Telephone: 01388 720337
Email: windlestone.school@durhamlearning.net
Website: www.windlestoneschool.net

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