Learning Support Assistant (SEND)
Langtons Junior Academy
Westland Avenue Hornchurch, London, England RM11 3SD
Start Date
Thursday 4th January 2024
Point 2-6

About the Role

We wish to appoint an ambitious and dynamic Learning Support Assistant (SEND) to work with individuals who have significant learning needs. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to join us, where you can make a real and lasting difference.

We would welcome applications from people who have experience in the following, although training would be available for the right candidates:
• Cognition & Learning
• Speech and Language
• Autistic Spectrum Disorder
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
• Social Emotional and Mental Health
• Sensory Processing

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed applicant who:
• has experience of working with children (essential) ideally supporting an individual child with specific needs in class, small groups and in 1:1 situation.
• has English and Maths Grade C GCSE or equivalent (essential).
• has NVQ Level 2 (desirable).
• is firm, kind, patient, consistent and approachable.
• is friendly – ready to join in and engage with learning with the children.
• is a team player and can work collaboratively with others.
• is resilient and has a good sense of humour.

At Langtons Junior Academy we offer:
• Enthusiastic and supportive staff .
• An excellent school ethos.
• Polite, happy and well-behaved children.
• Bespoke and personalised CPD
• A passionate and driven workforce.

Please note that applicants should carefully identify how their attributes and experience match the job description when completing their supporting statement.
At Langtons Junior Academy, we are a community who work collaboratively to develop all members into passionate, resilient, lifelong learners with a desire and thirst for knowledge.

All members of the community are encouraged to acquire and develop the tools and skills to be successful throughout life, becoming reflective learners who always strive for excellence. We develop an ethos where all members feel safe and secure and are prepared to take risks and challenge themselves.

We strive to create an exciting and inspirational environment to enable students to take ownership of their learning and become motivated to achieve their full potential.
We aim to achieve this by:
• developing a creative curriculum which engages and motivates, considering individual experiences and interests.
• developing an innovative approach to our teaching and learning whilst identifying individual needs and strengths.
• celebrating perseverance and determination as well as outcomes and attainment.
• encouraging children to take ownership of their learning and reflect on their progress to ensure they are always moving forward.
• valuing all members of the Langtons community and giving them an opportunity for their voice to be heard.
• having and sharing high expectations of all members of our community.
• providing learning opportunities for the whole school community.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Langtons Junior Academy

To arrange an informal discussion or visit please contact Anna Thorpe, Headteacher using [email protected] or 01708 442013.

Closing Date
Thursday 9th November 12pm
Trust Social Media

The Application Form can be downloaded from the Documents section of this advert.

Completed applications forms should be sent to Mrs Susan Gallagher using[email protected]

REAch2 Academy Trust have an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete the Trust’s online Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form separately.

REAch2 is continuously working towards improving the diversity of the Trust, and the experience for our staff from diverse backgrounds. We are clear that the value of greater diversity to the Trust lies in the way we will value difference when we work together towards richer solutions. 

We are keen to hear from all candidates with the appropriate experience who feel they can make a real contribution to the Trust. If you can bring a fresh perspective to the challenges we face whether through your background as someone from an ethnic minority or you live with a disability (visible or not), are open about your faith, religion or belief or about being LGBTQ+, your application will receive a warm welcome. As will applications from all suitable candidates.

REAch2 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all adults working in or with our schools to share this commitment.

Enclosed in our application pack is a copy of our safer recruitment policy, which outlines the steps we take to ensure that we attract the most suitable, high calibre candidates, and to help deter, reject or identify people who might abuse children or are otherwise unsuited to working with them.

We encourage all potential candidates to read this policy carefully in order to fully understand what is expected of you in our recruitment process. All roles will be assessed for the appropriate level of DBS check, which will include a Children’s Barred List check if the role meets the criteria for regulated activity.

• A wide range of professional development opportunities,
• A competitive salary,
• Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme LGPS,
As part of REAch2 employee benefits we also offer an eye care scheme, access to an Employee Assistance Programme for you and your immediate family and membership of ‘perks at work’ – which includes discounts on holidays, shopping, family days out and much more.