Learning Support Assistant

Closing Date: 
Friday 3rd June 2022, 9:00am

Apply by: Friday 3rd June 2022 at 09:00am Start Date: To be agreed 

Salary: Scale 2 Point 3 (£21,408.00 pro rata)  

Primary location: Willow Dene School, Greenwich   

Contract type: Permanent (32.5 hours per week, term time only 39 weeks per year) 


Willow Dene is a large special school in Plumstead for children aged 3-16 on two sites.  We are a forward thinking and innovative school that is committed to providing an outstanding education for children with a wide range of learning needs. Willow Dene forms part of the exciting Compass Federation of schools with Deansfield Primary, South Rise Primary, Horn Park Primary, Halstow Primary, Alderwood Primary and Wingfield Primary and more recently on 1st January 2022 by four schools in Essex (Notley Green Primary, Cann Hall Primary, Shalford Primary and John Ray Junior).  This partnership provides immense opportunities to develop the quality of provision and outcomes, and the sharing of good practice. We are a research-engaged community and are constantly seeking new and innovative ways of developing teaching for learning.    


We are seeking to appoint a learning support assistant who will work as a member of a class team as well as part of the wider school team.   We provide a safe and healthy environment for our children and you will work under the direction of the Teacher and the Senior Teaching Assistant.  You will also be involved in providing intimate care, managing challenging behaviour and actively participating in physical activities such as swimming and PE.   


Induction programmes and training will be provided for the successful candidate. 


Willow Dene is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all pupils attending the school.  As the duties of this post involve regular contact with children, any offer to the successful candidate will be conditional upon an Enhanced Disclosure being obtained via Disclosure and Barring Service. 


Further information and application packs are available from the school website: www.willowdene.greenwich.sch.uk 


Completed application forms should be emailed to: wdapplications@willowdene.compassps.uk. 

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed



Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd June 2022 

Shortlisting: Thursday 9th June 2022 

Interviews: Wednesday 15th June 2022