Reed Education
07 Apr 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Reed Education are currently seeking talented support staff for a special needs school in North Leicestershire which is one of five area special schools in Leicestershire. The school currently provides education for 170 pupils aged 4 -19 with a wide range of learning disabilities. With increasing number of pupils on roll they now require additional Classroom Support Assistants who have an interest, experience and appropriate qualifications of working with children with learning disabilities. If you have a background in care work and can deliver personal care, or are HOIST trained this would be advantageous.

In January 2018 the school was judged, for the third successive year, as “Outstanding” by Ofsted. The school is a in state of-the-art facility designed to further increase the quality of education and care provided and you will be working with a warm and supportive team.

The Post
The hours of work offered for this post are 8.45 am to 3.45 pm with 45 minutes lunch break, on an ongoing ad hoc basis in the first instance up to 5 days a week. This would initially be on a supply basis through Reed education but may lead to the offer of longer term contracted work directly through the school.

Classroom Support Assistants work under the direction of class teachers and carry out a wide range of duties and responsibilities – no two days are the same! Additional provision is made for pupils through therapists, specialist teachers and other visiting professionals.

Pupils each have an Individual Education Plan and appropriate care and behaviour plans which are maintained and developed by the staff team. All staff work carefully to provide the appropriate blend of education and care for each pupil according to need.

The school provides specialist provision and has successful inclusion links with mainstream at all phases. At 16+ some pupils take advantage of link courses at a variety of Leicestershire Colleges of Further Education to develop social skills and prepare for independent living.

The new school building has been designed, developed and built in close collaboration with a local firm of architects and a national building contractor. It features 14 purpose built class bases with adjoining teaching and care facilities. It also has a hydrotherapy pool, multi-sensory room, soft play room, conference room, and spacious music, food and art rooms. The grounds and site feature carefully designed play and sports facilities. The co-location with an adjacent College provides further inclusion opportunities.

This is an inclusive school, seeking opportunities within our school environment, mainstream schools and the local community for meaningful inclusive experiences. Their ultimate aim is for our students to live a meaningful and enjoyable life as part of an inclusive society.

To apply for this role please send your cv in the first instance to You will need a DBS on the update service to qualify for this position and all applicants will be screened and vetted by Reed.

Reed Specialist Recruitment Limited is an employment agency and employment business

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