Learning Support Assistant

Welcome to Birch Wood School, where we believe in providing exceptional support to students with diverse needs, including learning and cognition challenges, Severe Learning Difficulties, and Profound & Multiple Learning Difficulties. Some students may have diagnoses of Autism and/or ADHD.

As a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) at Birch Wood, you play a crucial role in our students’ educational journeys. Your responsibilities extend beyond traditional learning support to fostering a positive, inclusive environment. Your ability to motivate, inspire, and build meaningful connections with students, families, and teachers is paramount. Patience is key, especially in the face of challenging situations.

Flexibility and adaptability define the LSA role, ensuring each day is dynamic and fulfilling. From supporting students with their learning to assisting with personal care and nurturing their social and emotional development, you contribute significantly to their holistic growth.

If you’re ready for a role that combines responsibility, compassion, and diversity, we invite you to explore the detailed job description here. Your journey to making a lasting impact on students’ lives starts with joining our dedicated team at Birch Wood School.

The Job Description

Bank Supply

If you are drawn to the roles of Learning Support and/or Personal Care Assistant but prefer the flexibility of short-term, temporary cover, our Bank Supply option might be the perfect fit for you. We are seeking experienced professionals to provide temporary support, contributing to our commitment to delivering outstanding education.

By joining Birch Wood, you become part of a community with an unwavering determination to continuously enhance our school and provide the best outcomes for our pupils. Our supportive and dynamic team is ready to welcome you.

Please view our short video below to see what it is like to work at Birch Wood School:

Vacancy – Cleaner

Grade 2: £11.59 per hour / £6,967.26 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
12.5hpw term time plus 5 INSET days plus 3 holiday weeks (42 weeks)
Start Date: To be agreed

Birch Wood Special School are recruiting a motivated, reliable, high-quality cleaner who’ll be an essential part of our fantastic team.

We are looking for someone who will deliver comprehensive cleaning to ensure our hygiene standards are exemplary, making Birch Wood School a place pupils and staff can be proud of.

The successful candidate:
 .Have responsibility for your area and ensure it meets the high standards set
 .Happy to work on their own
 .Contribute to maintaining good working relationships with colleagues
 .Ensure you comply with all statutory regulations at all times

If you would like to apply, please download and complete our application form in the ‘How to apply’ section.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 1st May 2024 12pm

Interviews: W/C 6th May 2024

The Job Description

To explore these opportunities further, please download our application form here and submit the completed form to office@birchwoodschool.co.uk, clearly detailing which role(s) you are interested in. For any inquiries or to discuss these roles in more detail, contact the school office at 01664 483340.

How to apply:

Current Vacancies

Click here to view all our current vacancies and embark on a fulfilling journey with Birch Wood School. Thank you for considering Birch Wood as your next professional destination, where you can truly make a positive impact on children’s education and development.