Cavendish View School provides a nurturing and stimulating education for pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition (A.S.C) and special education needs (S.E.N) from the ages of 5 to 11 years.

We provide every child with an exceptional educational experience which is enjoyable, stimulating and supportive, enabling them to reach their full potential. We are a small school but we have big ideas and do not set limits on what our children can both aspire to and achieve. Our goal is to give the children at Cavendish View School a window on the wider world.

Pupils benefit from a multi-disciplinary team consisting of teachers, a family liaison officer, teaching assistants, a speech and language therapist, an occupational therapist and a mental health practitioner.

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At Ambito, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to live a healthy, active and fulfilling life, regardless of their background or disability. The aim of our services is to provide a safe and stimulating environment for adults, young people and children.

Job scope:           

To provide a high-quality education support service to students, in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices and the standards set by the Regulatory Body.

HTLA Role:

Support the effective delivery of education and independence programmes through the effective supervision of a small team of Learning Support staff

Act as a positive role model by providing guidance for your own team and contributing to their performance and professional development

Have the ability to balance conflicting priorities presented during the school day by addressing unpredictable situations and the changing requirements and needs of students and staff.


To support the class teacher in order to ensure the delivery of a high-quality education for all students

To support the class teacher to ensure that all relevant education policies and procedures are implemented in full  

To provide relevant and appropriate support to students, on an individual or group basis, in order to enable them to access the curriculum as independently as possible

To promote, in line with Company policies, the physical, educational and moral development of the students

To ensure that the available equipment and resources are used, stored and maintained efficiently, reporting any maintenance issues to the appropriate staff 

To support the class teacher in organising the classroom, its resources, student groupings and displays to provide a stimulating learning situation appropriate for students with SEMH/Complex Needs and ASD.

To support the teacher to write, update, implement and evaluate documentation relating to the individual student. 

To work collaboratively with the class teacher to adequately plan to ensure the safety of students, in line with risk assessments, while both on and off site

To produce appropriate and effective resources/teaching aids at the request of, and following a brief provided by, the class teacher and/or tutor

To contribute as a member of the School’s multi-professional team, ensuring good working relationships with colleagues 

To contribute to and help implement developments that relate to the School Development Plan

Work with and manage challenging behaviour, enabling learners to develop from needing external control, to developing self-control

To make, use and keep records in accordance with Company policies and procedures and standards set by the Regulatory Body

To keep up-to-date with specified subject area, educational practice and SEND-related information

Safeguard all learners and ensure their safety and wellbeing 

Liaise with staff from other departments to provide a consistent approach to all aspects of learner education 

Maintain regular communication and liaison both informally and in meeting times, ensuring a consistent approach to education of learners


General Duties:

Ensure that the service operates to agreed budgets and contribute to keeping within these budgets as instructed 

Exercise vigilance in respect of Health and Safety and promptly report all hazards and/or remedying them where appropriate.  Undertake all duties in a manner calculated to minimise or avoid unnecessary risks, personally or to others.

Report issues and/or incidents relating to staff and students that have arisen in the day promptly to the relevant Line Manager or appropriate person  

Operate at all times in accordance with Company policies and procedures, with particular reference to Safeguarding, Child Protection, Whistleblowing, Complaints and Representations and Behaviour Policies

Participate in training and take responsibility for personal development

Participate in team meetings, supervisions and annual reviews in accordance with Company policy and the standards set by the Regulatory Body

Work to promote the school as a valued, professional asset within its community and conduct themselves at all times in a manner that reinforces this image

Ensure that all actions are in the interests of the students and the Company.

To work to and exhibit the values of the Company and maintain standards of behaviour in accordance with Company policies, procedures and practices

To carry out any other reasonable and relevant duties as required


This job description should not be seen as all encompassing, and the post holder will be expected to undertake any other responsibilities appropriate to the post as identified by the company.


Successful candidates for all posts will undergo a minimum of 6 months’ probation period.


Ambito Care and Education are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and adults. All offers of employment are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks, including enhanced DBS, in line with our stringent safer recruitment policy.

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