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Devonport High School for Girls

LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT

32.5 hours per week, 39 weeks per annum
Required from 6 September 2021

Devonport High School for Girls is seeking an experienced Learning Support Assistant to work as part of the Student Support Team contributing to inclusion at DHSG, with a specific responsibility to support the learning, educational progress and inclusion of a student with a visual impairment. The position is a fixed term contract of three years.

We are a highly successful and oversubscribed 11-18 selective grammar school with approximately 850 students on roll. The post-holder will be required to assist a student to enable them access the curriculum, participate in learning, and develop independence in learning and other aspects of school life.

Applicants will need a Teaching Assistant NVQ Level 3 or equivalent and have at least two years’ experience working with young people in an educational setting. They should be an be an excellent communicator and have the capability to build professional, positive and supportive relationships with young people. Previous experience or training in working with students with a visual impairment is desirable.

The post is for 32.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday, 8.45am – 3.45pm) for 39 weeks per year. The salary is Grade C, Points 5 - 7 (£19,312 - £20,092, actual salary £14,525 - £15,108).

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 21 June 2021.  Please note that CVs are not accepted.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Lyndhurst Road, Peverell, Plymouth, PL2 3DL
Tel: 01752 705024
Email: recruitment@dhsg.co.uk
Head Teacher: Mrs A E Hemsi BSc(Hons), PGCE, MA(Ed), NPQH