Employment Opportunities

Newland House is an Equal Opportunities Employer and a Registered Educational Charity. Newland House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).Your attention is drawn to the school's Safeguarding Policy, Recruitment Policy and other supporting documentation accessible on the right hand side of this page.

Learning Support Assistant

Apply by:  25January 2019

Employment Commences: March 2019, ideally

Location: South West London

Contract type: Full Time

Salary: Dependent on skills and experience

We are looking for a Learning Support Assistant who will provide full-time one to one support to a pupil in Year 2 in term time only. This support will be privately funded by the parents in order for their child to access all areas of the school curriculum and enhance his achievement. You will assist in a range of support activities in relation to his needs, safeguarding, care, health and wellbeing to ensure a safe and secure environment for him.

The ideal candidate will be required to work under the guidance of the Head of Pre-Prep using the strategies recommended in the Personal Support Plan.  

We are looking for:

  • A dedicated, hardworking professional to provide one-to one support.  
  • Someone with experience of working with pupils with additional needs.
  • An individual with high personal integrity and professionalism.
  • Patience with a flexible approach and positive attitude.
  • A respect for the school’s ethos, aims and values.

We offer:

  • An excellent working environment with good resources
  • Supportive colleagues and community

Duties will include liaising with teaching staff, outside agencies, parents/carers and schools.  You are required to have a flexible and professional approach to your work, possessing sound interpersonal and communication.  You will need the ability to work as part of a team whilst demonstrating that you can use your own initiative to work independently, without close supervision.  

We are awaiting funding from the Local Authority for the full-time support of this pupil but until that is agreed, the child’s parents will provide full funding. This post is a flexible contract between the LSA and the parents to support a specific learner attending the school and if the support hours for this learner reduces, or the learner leaves the school the contract hours will also be reduced or ended.

CVs and a covering letter setting out skills and experience should be returned to the HR and Compliance Manager by the closing date either by email to asoni@newlandhouse.net or by post to Alka Soni, HR and Compliance Manager at Newland House School, Waldegrave Park, Twickenham, TW1 4TQ. No late applications will be accepted. No agencies please.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview in week commencing 4 February 2019.