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Senior Learning Support Assistant

Human Resources Office, Sparsholt College, Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2NF
Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)
Full Time, Part Time
£19,920 – £21,708 pro rata
18th November 2022
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To be confirmed
6th December 2022 12:00 AM
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  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1289059

£19,920 – £21,708 pro rata

The Sparsholt College Group is dedicated to supporting students with SEN and ensuring that students reach their full potential.

Over the past few years, we have had an increase in young people with both Educational Health and Care Plans (EHCPs) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) and have developed our curriculum and grown our staff team in order to offer an outstanding experience for our students.

Supporting students can be incredibly rewarding as it enables you to help them to reach their goals. You will provide both academic and emotional support to ensure that each young person can flourish.

Working within learner support offers plenty of opportunity for career progression – either into specialist support roles or as the first steps towards becoming a teacher. The college offers excellent training opportunities and can help support with teacher training which is provided onsite. The classroom experience that is gained during your time supporting learners can prove invaluable when it comes to dealing with challenging situations or when making the step into a teaching role.

The nature of a learner support role means that no two days are ever the same and that the responsibilities vary greatly too. Every day in the role is different, whether you’re faced with new parts of the curriculum, new topics or new issues to find a solution to. It makes it an interesting and varied job.

Working within learning support, you can work term time (37 weeks per year) or for the full-year. Working a minimum of 3 days per week we can offer flexibility as to the working pattern and this flexibility can help to achieve a fantastic work-life balance. Please outline your preferred working pattern within your application.

Senior Learning Support Assistants support students, either in a group setting or on a 1-1 basis, both in class and throughout the college day. However, as well as this you will have a caseload of key students for whom you will take responsibility for ensuring they are meeting the course requirements as well as being prepared for adulthood. You will liaise with parents and carers, ensuring that the EHCP requirements are being delivered. You will work with our SEN officers to ensure reviews happen in a timely manner and that students are progressing and meeting their targets.

We are looking for Senior Learning Support Assistants to work from 3 to 5 days a week, during term time (37 weeks per year) or full year. Lessons are timetabled between 9.30 am for Sparsholt to 4.30 pm. Please indicate your preferred working hours in your covering letter.

You will need to have a good standard of education including English and Maths at grade C/4 or above or equivalent and willingness to undertake further training is essential. As well as experience of working with young people, ideally in an educational setting.

Closing Date: 05 December 2022

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.

Benefits include:

  •  Eligibility to join a defined contribution pension scheme
  •  Free on-site parking
  •  Occupational Sick Pay Scheme
  •  Occupational Maternity Pay Scheme
  •  Access to an employee assistance scheme
  •  On-site gym at the Sparsholt campus (membership £100 per annum)
  •  Facility to purchase Sparsholt produce including: plants, fruit & vegetables, fish and game
  •  Access to discounted hair treatments at the Andover campus
  •  Ability to access a range of CPD events and support with undertaking professional qualifications
  •  Various food outlets and eateries offering good value food and drink at competitive prices

There is a nursery on the Sparsholt campus operated by a commercial provider


Safeguarding Statement:

The College is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of all learners and expects all staff to share this commitment. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and to provide proof of their eligibility to work in the UK.
Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)

Sparsholt College Hampshire (inc Andover Campus)