• SEN – Autism
  • SEN – MLD
  • SEN – PMLD
  • SEN – SEMH
  • SEN – SLD
  • SEND
  • Rugeley, Staffordshire
  • Job Area: Rugeley

We have a fantastic opportunity for Learning Support Assistants to work in a special educational needs school located in Rugeley.  Whether you’re looking for a full-time or part-time position, we are currently hiring two LSAs to join the school starting in September 2024.

Located in the stunning rural area of Staffordshire, the school provides a picturesque environment for students aged 3 to 18 with associated learning difficulties within the moderate to severe range. As an LSA, you will play a crucial role in supporting these students to develop their social, educational, and practical skills through our curriculum that emphasizes physical exercise and a multisensory approach.

 To be successful in this role, we are looking for candidates who possess the following skills and qualities:

  1. Resilience: Dealing with challenging behaviour requires a resilient character who can remain positive and patient in difficult situations.
  2. Adaptability: Our students have diverse needs, so the ability to adapt your support strategies according to each individual is essential.
  3. Excellent Communication: Effective communication skills are crucial for building relationships with students, colleagues, and parents/guardians.
  4. Commitment to Professional Development: We value continuous growth and encourage LSAs to take part in professional development opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  5. Experience with SEN Children: While no specific qualifications are required, previous experience working with children with special educational needs is highly desirable.
  6. Empathy and Patience: Understanding the unique challenges our students face and having the patience to provide ongoing support is fundamental to this role.
  7. Teamwork: Collaborating with teachers, therapists, and other LSAs is essential for creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment.
  8. Organization: Keeping track of students’ progress, maintaining records, and assisting with lesson planning requires good organizational skills.
  9. Creativity: As an LSA, you will have the opportunity to devise innovative teaching materials and techniques to engage students in their learning journey.

10. Genuine Passion: A genuine passion for helping students with special needs reach their full potential is at the heart of this role


If you are interested in this position or want to find out more, email Steph at steph@zesteducation.co.uk or ‘apply for job’ at the top of the page to submit your details.

Zest Education are an REC audited agency and are dedicated to safeguarding children. All candidates must hold an enhanced DBS (or allow us to process one for you) and be registered to the DBS Update Service, be able to provide references to cover the last two years and successfully pass all other necessary safeguarding checks prior to clearance for work.

Salary is dependent on experience, training, or qualifications. The minimum experience, training, or qualifications required for this position are recent school-based experience (within the last 5 years within a school that teaches the British Curriculum) and/or care-based experience within the last 5 years.

The role advertised is for temporary supply work.

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