Lead Learning Assistant – Bushey Meads Award Scheme

We are looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and organised person to appoint as a ‘Lead Learning Assistant –  Bushey Meads Award Scheme’.  The successful person will be the first point of contact for all aspects relating to the Bushey Meads Award Scheme and will specifically support students in these areas.


In this role you will deliver the Bushey Meads Award Scheme (AQA Units) as well as other identified alternative provisions ensuring the needs of students are met.  These alternative courses maximise the inclusion and learning of these students and promote and encourage independence and life skills for the future. Students build up a portfolio of certificates to evidence their skills, knowledge and experience as they progress through the scheme. The scheme boosts confidence, increases engagement and improves motivation, helping students to make progress on their lifelong learning journey.


What we are looking for:

  • Someone with a confident understanding of working with young people
  • A positive team player
  • The ability to work well with teachers and students in the classroom
  • An individual with previous experience of working with students with communication needs
  • Willingness to take an active and caring role with regards to the general welfare and attention to students’ physical needs within SEN in particular


Why choose our school?

  • We offer support and training based on individual needs
  • Teacher training is available to eligible candidates
  • Transport links are excellent with the M1, M25, A1 and A41 being close by
  • Heavily subsidised childcare at our Little Gems Nursery
  • Free gym membership for all staff across the Bushey St James Trust
  • Employee Assistance Programme for support and guidance on health, legal and personal matters
  • Eye Care Voucher Scheme


The post is for 37 hours per week (excluding unpaid breaks), term-time + 1 week to include 5 INSET days.  In the first instance this is a fixed term post until 31st December 2024 with the possibility of extending.  The salary range for this post is APT&C point 6 – 9 plus London Fringe (£23,893pa to £25,119pa + £988pa), paid pro-rata.  The actual pro-rata range is £20,435pa-£21,484pa + £845pa.


To apply for this post please send in a completed application form along with a covering letter, addressed to Mr J Turner, Executive Principal.  Your completed application form and letter should be returned to Sheniece Fyffe, Trust HR Manager by post or by email to:  [email protected] by the deadline.  Alternatively, please contact the HR team on 020 8955 8833. Please note that CVs and late applications will not be accepted and you must have the right to work in the UK.


Closing Date for applications:    Monday 15th April 2024 (9:00am)

                                    Interviews:     TBC 


We reserve the right to make an appointment before the closing date, so early applications are advised.


Bushey St James Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment.  An offer of employment will be subject to a number of pe-employment checks including ID and Right to Work in the UK, satisfactory written references, occupational health check and a successful Enhanced DBS check.


Job Description – Lead Learning Assistant Bushey Meads Award Scheme

Person Specficiation – Lead Learning Assistant Bushey Meads Award Scheme

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