Learning Support Assistant Grade 4

Full time (Grade 4)

Hours: 30 hours per week, term time only
(Talk to us about flexible working options)

Actual salary: £13,972– £15,124 according to experience

To start: as soon as possible


We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Learning Support Assistant to join our successful SEND team and thriving school. The role entails working with students with a range of SEND needs but primarily with young people who have hearing/visual impairments and a range of physical difficulties. You will be responsible for ensuring the students are fully prepared for all of their lessons and learning. You will support students in a range of different subjects at KS3 and GCSE, working alongside the teacher. This will require adapting resources, working with students in small groups or one-to-one in the SEND department.  

The successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, the ability to adapt curricula to meet SEN needs and the ability to support students with alternative methods of recording work, primarily the effective use of laptops. You will also work with other external professionals to deliver and develop the programme of support for each child. You will work closely with OT and HI professionals and liaise with them. Ideally you will also be confident running small group alternative PE and sensory circuits guided by OT plans.

Ideal candidates will have experience of working with students with SEND and in particular physical and sensory needs. Training will however be provided for suitable candidates as necessary.

The Bulmershe SEND department has its own base with fantastic facilities which afford a superb environment in which to work and learn. We are a friendly and supportive team of 15 staff who have a wealth of experience. In an ever changing world, we continue to learn and adapt in order to best support our student community.

Why join The Bulmershe School

The Bulmershe School is a heavily oversubscribed school which sits at the heart of the community. We are a mixed local authority, 11-18 school of approximately 1,400 students, who come from diverse backgrounds and cultures. We work closely with our parents, partners and feeder school to achieve the best outcomes for all of our students. We were rated as ‘Good’ in our last OFSTED report and are aiming for Outstanding.

We believe that The Bulmershe is a school where you can really make a difference and we look forward to your application. 

How to Apply

  • If you’d like to find out more about role, the school, or to talk to us about options for flexible working – call: 0118 935 3353 to arrange to meet us for coffee and a chat
  • Ready to go apply? Please complete our application form (CVs will not be accepted)
  • Email your application to the Assistant School Business Manager, Ms Bagley: vbagley@bulmershe.wokingham.sch.uk

The Bulmershe School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance and satisfactory employment references. Note: This job description is not your contract of employment or any part of it. It has been prepared only for the purpose of school organisation and may change either as your contract changes or as the organisation of the school is changed. Nothing will be changed without consultation.




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