The William Henry Smith School, Boothroyd Lane, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 3JW

Employer: The William Henry Smith School

Salary: NJC pt. 2 - 10 (starting point 4 £23,114 FTE) Pro-rated at (£18,599.93 - £20,556.06) dependent on experience and qualifications

Hours: 34.5 hours per week

Closing: 1st September 2024

We are looking to appoint highly motivated, enthusiastic, reliable and proactive Learning Support Practitioner (Polish speaking) with excellent communication skills and the ability to form strong relationships with children and young people.

  • Are you a reliable, enthusiastic and highly driven individual with experience in working with vulnerable children and young people?
  • Do you have the ability to build strong relationships with children and young people, and the resilience to handle challenging behaviour effectively?
  • Are you excited by the rewards and challenges of working with very special, complex young people?


Visits to The Smith Foundation are encouraged. For further information on this post please contact the HR department on email address: All our roles are by application via Please apply by visiting our vacancies page on the Foundation website (please note we do not accept CV’s).

The successful candidate will:

  • Be educated to GCSE grade 4-9 or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Act as a role model, be able to empower, motivate and provide a high level of support for the team and young people
  • Demonstrate experience of acting ethically, with integrity and empathy as well as commitment to working towards these values
  • Be passionate in motivating, inspiring and safeguarding young people and the team members in their care
  • Embrace and support the school’s Quality of Life and Positive Behaviour Support ethos
  • Have the ability to develop positive and sustainable relationships with children and young people
  • Be an outstanding practitioner able to provide stimulating learning opportunities
  • Be a creative and reflective individual who inspires confidence in meeting the needs of our young people
  • Be highly motivated and able to contribute to collaborative working with colleagues and wider partners
  • Be able to demonstrate resilience, motivation and commitment
  • Have a cheerful outlook and mind-set, embracing the positive physical and mental health and wellbeing ethos. This includes role modelling self-care and reflection as part of our wider strategy
  • Have the ability to promote and celebrate diversity, collaboration, and equality at all times
  • Be honest and act with integrity, be trustworthy and understand the need for confidentiality

The Smith Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Our recruitment process aims to create and maintain a safe workforce and contains robust vetting procedures. The successful applicant will be appointed subject to references and enhanced DBS check (this is a position working in regulated activity). The successful candidate will be subject to a rigorous safer recruitment process and must adhere to a strict code of conduct regarding behaviour at all times. Shortlisted candidates will be subject to online searches in accordance with KCSIE 2023.