SEN Learning Support Assistant, The Sheiling School, Thornbury

SEN Learning Support Assistant

Are you energetic, motivated and a good communicator? Do you have a love of learning, work well in a team, and want to make a difference to the lives of young people?

Due to growth and development the Sheiling School is looking for enthusiastic and committed people to support our pupils in their education.  Working in beautiful surroundings and following the Steiner Waldorf Curriculum, you will work closely with pupils to support their learning, independence, creativity, communication skills, choice making and self-esteem.

You will need to have

  • A keen interest and skills in supporting pupils’ learning across our broad curriculum; in the classroom, in craft workshops (green woodwork, pottery and handwork), in the swimming pool, outdoors in our school grounds and within our local community.
  • Fitness and resilience to face challenges and challenging behaviour (experience preferred).
  • Level 2 English and Maths Qualifications (C or above).
  • Please see Person Specification for more details.

In return we will provide a nurturing environment for your own development, with inspirational pupils, teachers, therapists and other professionals.

Salary £16,160 – £17,675 pa

37.5 hours a week, 8:30am – 4.30pm, Mon- Fri

39.4 weeks worked

8.2 weeks paid holiday (includes Bank holidays)

Perkbox benefits package, Employee Assistance Programme and 24/7 online access to medical professionals via Perkbox Medical

Pension Scheme

Team Teach Training for all staff

Free onsite parking, subject to availability

Closing date: 1st June 2020                                                 

Start Date: ASAP

For an application form and a full job description please visit our website at:

The Sheiling School in Thornbury, South Glos is a residential Camphill (Rudolf Steiner) School for children with learning difficulties aged 6 to 19 and is part of Thornleigh Camphill Communities. Our beautiful grounds on the edge of the town encompass several residential houses for children and adults, a school building, indoor and outdoor craft workshops and a swimming pool. Adjacent is our farm, which provides organic produce for the community.

We are located 30 min from Bristol and Gloucester

The Sheiling School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment.  Any offer of employment will be subject to receipt of satisfactory references from previous employers and a Child & Adult DBS check at an Enhanced level, including both the Barred lists.