Lead Learning Assistant – Vision Impairment Support

Are you a calm, confident, reliable person with a ‘can-do’ attitude?

Can you work as part of a dedicated team to support students with a range of learning needs?


We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join our specialist SEND department as a Lead Learning Assistant – Vision Impairment Support.  Bushey Meads School provides education for the full ability range of students, including students with varying degrees of visual impairment. We strive to ensure that individual student needs, interests and abilities are recognised and met and encourage all to be independent, resilient and able to make positive life choices.


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


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 30 April 2025 with the possibility of extending.  The salary range for this post is APT&C point 7-9 plus London fringe paid pro-rata.  The full-time figures are £24,294pa to £25,119pa + £988pa fringe. The actual pro-rata range is £20,778pa-£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 the school by post or by email to:  [email protected] by the deadline.  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:    Thursday 13th June 2024 (9am)

                                    Interviews:     TBC 


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 LA Visual Impairment Support

Person Specficiation – Lead Learning – Visual Impairment Support

Application Form – Associate Staff