1-to-1 Learning Support Assistant

Pay Range: £13,231 - £14,819 pro rata
Start Date: January 2023
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Contract Term: until 31.8.25
Application Close: 06/01/2023

Position Title:  1-2-1 Learning Support Assistant

Pay Range:  Grade B (£13,231 – £14,819 pro-rata)

Position Start Date:  January 2023

Contract Type:  25 hours & 25 minutes per week, term time (37 weeks a year)

Contract Term:  Fixed-term linked to named pupil until August 2025

Application Close:  6th January 2023

Interviews:  TBC

We are seeking to appoint a highly effective, caring, enthusiastic and experienced SEN Learning Support Assistant to join our friendly and supportive team. The right candidate will have a proven track record of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs, specifically Autism and associated difficulties.

We are an Ofsted Good school with effectiveness of leadership and management being noted as a strength “The executive Headteacher and head of school lead the school’s work with resolve and determination. They have established a culture of aspiration for pupils’ learning and behaviour. All members of staff who responded to Ofsted’s online survey say they are proud to work at the school.” Ofsted May 2019

You will:

  • have specialist knowledge of how to support a young person with social communication difficulties/Autism
  • be able to improve the communication and interaction of the supported pupil
  • have a proven track record of working with pupils with Special Educational Needs and of delivering a personalised curriculum either in SEN settings or mainstream schools
  • have specialist knowledge of how to support a young person with social communication difficulties
  • have knowledge and experience of how to support behaviour needs
  • be able to challenge the cognition and learning of the pupil
  • be able to work on Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) targets
  • work closely with the Class Teacher, SENCO and external professionals
  • be flexible, pro-active and hands-on
  • have vision, energy and enthusiasm for this challenge and have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills; and
  • be experienced in establishing and maintaining good professional relationships.


We are a multi-academy trust who wish to ensure our profession remains supportive and exciting, and we welcome all candidates including those embarking on their first stage of their career. This is an exciting time to join SWECET, which was established in 2015 with the belief that every young person in our community needs and deserves an education that will maximise their future life chances. In return for their dedication to achieving our vision, we offer our colleagues:

  • The support of an experienced Headteacher;
  • A supportive and friendly work environment;
  • Becoming part of a growing organisation;
  • Full and comprehensive induction with training and tailored pathways for individual career progression;
  • Competitive salaries;
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme;
  • A health and wellbeing package;
  • A two week October half term; and
  • Reduced gym membership at a Trust school.


Please return your letter of application and completed form to:

HR Department


c/o William Edwards School

Stifford Clays Road



RM16 3NJ

Email [email protected]

South West Essex Community Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants for this post must be willing to undergo child protection screening, including reference checks with previous employers and an enhanced DBS check with the Disclosure & Barring Service.