Prep School - One to One Personalised Learning Assistant (PLA)


The advertised full-time post is term time only with up to five additional working days for INSET as directed within the academic year, with an immediate start. The working hours are 0900 to 1200 Monday to Friday. There may be flexibility of these hours for the right candidate. As this post is subject to external funding, the hours may vary subject to continued funding. The position’s holidays are based on a pro-rata of 25 days’ paid holidays, inclusive of Public Holidays. Holidays can, as a rule, only be taken across school holiday periods.

This Personalised Learning Assistant’s time will be predominantly spent supporting an individual Year 4 pupil in their classroom lessons and some breaktimes. Duties will vary according to the needs and requirements of the school and the individual. Personalised Learning Assistants are expected to attend staff meetings and relevant INSET training, as directed by the Head and contribute to the wider life of the school. Personalised Learning Assistants are responsible to the Prep SENDco. This is a fixed term appointment associated directly to support of an individual pupil and is subject to external funding provision.

Job Description

Application Form

Recruitment and Staff Monitoring Form

Where to send your application

Interviews will take place on receipt of positive application. There will be an opportunity to meet other members of staff and to see the school at work. Candidates will be interviewed by the Head, Deputy Head and the Prep SENDCo. As this is a specific appointment to enable a pupil with accessibility access support requirements it is expected that the pupil and family will be engaged at some point in the appointment process.
Applications Interviews will take place on receipt of a positive application. Completed applications should be, addressed to: HR Manager, West Buckland School, Barnstaple, Devon EX32 0SX or by email: [email protected] (Applications may be emailed but please don’t also send by post) The application should include a completed application form and a cover letter.