Moorcroft School - Eden Academy Trust

Learning Support Assistant
Post Start Date: September 2019
Closing date: 02/09/2019
Closing time: 12:00 PM

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding post and seeking a career in special education in an Outstanding School?

Due to a significant expansion in pupil numbers Moorcroft School is looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to join the school in September 2019.  We are seeking applications not only from people wanting to develop as teaching assistants, but also from graduates who are considering a teaching career in special education.
Salary info: Scale 3, points 5-6 + Special schools allowance: £1,107;
Working hours: 36 hours per week, Term time only + 5 INSET days (39 weeks);
Interview date: Thursday 12th September 2019;
Further information: Salary is dependent upon candidate qualification and experience.

Moorcroft is a school for Secondary age young people with Severe, Complex and Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, and ASD. We are part of a multi academy trust with 6 other special schools and are planning to open two new free schools in the next few years. We provide a high quality education for all of our students and have recently been judged as “Outstanding” by Ofsted.

As a teaching assistant you will be supporting a teacher by working with pupils individually and in small groups. There will be opportunities to contribute to cross-school teams both in school and throughout the Academy. There is a wealth of expertise in the Academy with opportunities for training and professional development.

We are looking for a enthusiastic and hardworking Learning Support Assistant, with a passion for young people with Learning Difficulties, to join our team of Teaching Assistants. We are particularly looking for candidates seeking a challenge by working with young people with challenging behaviour or graduates looking for a teaching career in special education sometime in the future.    

Moorcroft has recently launched an initiative for graduate teaching assistants where you can gain experience of leading a class before applying for a recognised teacher training course.  For those who prefer a career as a teaching assistant, we offer opportunities to become a TA2 where you are responsible for supporting a specialism in a classroom setting.  

We are offer a comprehensive and be spoke induction programme for all new staff. If you would like to discuss this post further please contact Andrew Sanders, Headteacher by emailing:

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Safeguarding Statement

Moorcroft School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check and other pre-employment checks.

The Eden Academy Trust may, from time to time, require an employee to be relocated temporarily or permanently to one of its other schools. Any proposal to relocate will be carried out with due consultation and reasonable notice.

Our Location
Address: Bramble Close, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3BF