Westgate C.P. School and Nursery


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Learning Support Assistant, Hearing Impaired Unit


Salary Range (for BSL stage 2) £18,426 - £21,166  (FTE)

15-25 hours per week, term time only.


Westgate is a large primary school in Bury St Edmunds. The school has 337 children from Nursery through to Year 6 and a Hearing Impaired Unit.

We aim to create a caring and safe community in which everyone is valued and respected.


We have a supportive and caring staff who work together in year groups, key stages and across the whole school. 


We are currently recruiting for an SEN Learning Support Assistant experienced in working with children with hearing impairment. The Unit caters for children with severe to profound hearing loss from the age of three to eleven. 


The successful candidate will be working as part of a dedicated unit within a mainstream primary school, supporting support hearing impaired children integrated into their mainstream classes.  This post is for 15-25 hours per week commencing September 2020.


The successful candidate will have previous experience of working with young people.  They will be deaf aware, proficient in sign and have British Sign Language qualification Level 1 as a minimum requirement, or be prepared to undertake the course eventually achieving Level 2.  


We can offer you:

  • a warm and nurturing environment and supportive team.
  • a developing and forward-thinking approach.
  • Commitment to continual professional development.



Please refer to the attached job description, person specification, job applicants’ privacy notice and safeguarding statement.


Closing date:  June 15th 2020           Interview date to be arranged


Visits to the school are not possible at the moment (due to COVID 19), but please feel free to contact us to arrange a time to talk to Miss Rankin, Teacher of the Deaf.


Please call or email:


Annie Drugan, School Business Manager