Senior Learning Support Practitioner – TV59823

The Shepwell School

Short Stay School and Home & Hospital Tuition Service
(autism, mental health, illness)
Senior Learning Support Practitioner
  32 1/2 hours per week term time only, Fixed term position (1 year in the first instance)
Salary G7 – £29,439 – £33,820
(Actual salary £22,950 – £27,605)


Please note this salary is based on a full year post, as such your actual salary is dependent on your start date and will need to be recalculated once all clearances are in place and a start date has been agreed.

 Start Date: January 2024

  • Do you want to teach/support small well-behaved groups of students?
  • Do you have the ambition and determination to secure positive outcomes for all students?
  • Do you want to be part of a friendly and supportive team?
  • Do you have experience of teaching a wide range of abilities including up to GCSE?
  • Do you have a varied skill set that means you can teach/support across a range of subjects?
  • Do you welcome the challenge and variety of working one to one with young people as they are too unwell to access a school setting?
  • Would you welcome a better work life balance?
  • Do you want to benefit from flexible working and reasonable adjustments policies?

Do you have the motivation and skills to work with young people with a medical condition (including, mental health, illness, autism) to overcome the challenges they face and enable them to ‘achieve their potential? We are seeking a senior learning support practitioner to provide support and learning opportunities to individuals and groups of students.

Duties cover a range of activities including working within our home and hospital team (in school lesson delivery in The Hive), supporting in our newly created student support area, 1:1 support, small group teaching years 7 to 11 (the ability to plan and deliver a range of subjects would be an advantage), support in lessons, working with external agencies and parents, and working closely with teaching and support staff.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and imaginative individual, who will share in our commitment to helping all our students to thrive.

For further details, job description and an application form visit 

All applications to be received by email to to arrive no later than 12.00pm on Monday 4th December

Interviews will be held Friday 10th December

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. These can be arranged the first week back after the summer holiday. To arrange a visit to the school please email 

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 8 working days from the closing date please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion.

The staff and management committee Shepwell School are committed to protecting and safeguarding all their pupils to ensure, as far as possible, that they are free from harm. As part of the safeguarding process, the successful candidate must have full enhanced DBS clearance to work in the school and will not be able to take up their appointment until all pre-employment checks have been completed.

A copy of the school’s safeguarding policy/guidelines is available on the school website.  There will be questions on this at interview.

Shepwell School welcomes applications from all sections of the community irrespective of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

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