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Learning Support Worker (unqualified) - SEND

Learning Support Worker (unqualified) -  SEND


Salary: Grade D £18,887 – £20,043 (Full-time equivalent), per annum, unqualified


Term time only (39 weeks per year),

Up to 30 hours per week (hours and working pattern can be negotiated to suit)


Severn Vale School is an Academy which provides an inclusive secondary education for students aged 11-16, that delivers strong student outcomes through high quality teaching and outstanding pastoral care.  The school is proud of its inclusive credentials and, in an area that has retained selection, subscribe instinctively to the comprehensive ideal. We are a popular and over-subscribed 11-16 academy.  


We are seeking to recruit an unqualified Learning Support Worker to work within our Inclusion Department.  The role is to support students with a variety of SEMH (social, emotional and mental health) needs. 


We are looking for a resilient individual who can make a difference and has the ability to gain trust from students, who is willing to learn how to contribute to a wide range of teaching and learning activities and assist and support the work of qualified teachers.  You will enjoy the challenge of working with young people with SEMH needs and be able to support and reassure them to build their confidence.  If you are unqualified, and wish to progress, we may be able to assist you in gaining a recognised qualification.  


You should:

  • Have a passion to help students achieve their full potential
  • Be adaptable and have the ability to build relationships with young learners
  • Preferably have experience of working with challenging young people


We offer a very generous support and well-being package including sick pay and employer pension contributions through the Local Government Pension Scheme.  


Severn Vale School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all members of staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Appointments are subject to enhanced DBS clearance (as it is a role which involves regulated activity) and satisfactory pre-employment checks.  In addition, the post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.  The school’s safeguarding policy can be accessed via the school website:  Severn Vale School - School Policies 


Please apply by completing the support staff application form (available on the school website and return, with a covering letter, to   

Prospective candidates are welcome to contact us or visit the school before making an application. Please contact for details.   


Closing date:  30 October 2022

Interview date:  week commencing 7 November  

Start date: asap