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Learning Support Assistant

Job Reference wycombeabbey/TP/108/138

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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Term Time Plus
£19,956 - £22,950 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. (Based on an FTE of £26,087 - £30,000)
Working Hours:
37.5 hours per week during Wycombe Abbey term time plus two weeks during School holidays.
High Wycombe
Closing Date:
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Wycombe Abbey

Job Introduction

Learning Enhancement
Permanent, full-time, part-time or job share considered. Full-time post is 37.5 hours during term-time plus 2 weeks during School holidays.

Wycombe Abbey seeks to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to support our Head of Learning Enhancement and SENDCo in assisting teachers linked to the department and ensuring pupils access the curriculum and wider School life.

Wycombe Abbey is a world-class full-boarding school for girls. With its distinctive heritage, magnificent 170-acre campus and impressive resources, the School provides an outstanding education for 650 pupils aged 11-18. 

The Learning Enhancement Department works closely with academic and pastoral staff, as well as parents, to provide one-to-one lessons which take each pupil’s whole wellbeing into account. Girls also benefit from drop-in sessions where they seek advice on work from subjects across the academic spectrum.

The Learning Support Assistant will be responsible for some departmental administration alongside their work in providing support and strategies for pupils with Special Educational Needs and pastoral needs. The successful candidate will be experienced in working with young people and have a strong working knowledge of areas relevant to SEND support.

Hours of work:
37.5 hours per week during Wycombe Abbey term time plus two weeks during School holidays. 

Salary: £19,956 - £22,950 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience. (Based on an FTE of £26,087 - £30,000)

To apply: Please see the job profile document for full information about this role. To apply, please complete an application form and submit this, together with a covering letter, to the Headmistress, Mrs J Duncan by selecting “Apply for this job”. Should you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the HR Team on 01494 895575 or [email protected] 

Closing date for applications: Sunday 17 June 2024

Interview date: Week Commencing 24 June 2024

We reserve the right to appoint to this position before the closing date, should we receive a high volume of suitable early applications.

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity with children. 

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore all applicants are required to declare:
  • All unspent convictions and conditional cautions
  • All spent convictions and adult cautions that are not protected as defined by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2020).
Further information regarding filtered convictions, please refer to Filtering Guidance by the Ministry of Justice and Nacro Guidance

We are an equal opportunities employer. Registered Charity No. 310638

About the School
Wycombe Abbey is an exceptional place for our pupils to learn and our staff to work. Working here you will be part of a world class school and community of 420 staff and 650 pupils. We are committed to encouraging curiosity, bold ideas, innovation, leadership and delight in learning – not just in the pupils, but in our staff body too, both teaching and support staff. We are looking for people who can bring new ideas, a passion for their area of expertise, skills and enthusiasm that will enrich our community as well as encourage our pupils to do their best.

Life at Wycombe Abbey goes beyond the job title. We encourage staff to be fully involved in School life and offer a rewarding working environment, generous employee benefits package, continuous professional development and an emphasis on staff wellbeing throughout your time with us. Whether you are a member of the teaching staff, House staff or support staff, you will be part of the whole team at Wycombe Abbey. Everyone at School plays their part in inspiring our pupils to strive for ambitious goals and to recognise that they can make a positive difference in the world, now and in the future.

Please watch the film below to find out more about working at Wycombe Abbey.

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