Learning Support Assistant

Salary:  Scale 3, Point 5 - £23,837 (FTE)/£20,445 pro-rated for 41 weeks

Start date: September 2022

Contract type: Term time: 39 + 2 weeks 

Contract term: Permanent, subject to an Enhanced DBS check

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity to be part of something special and to make a real difference.  We give our Learning Support Assistants the chance to be creative, collaborative and develop skills, passions and attributes in all children.   We are building a great team of people who are innovative, practical and determined to deliver for our children.


Working with class teachers predominantly in-class you will raise the learning and attainment of pupils with special needs in primary or secondary.  You will promote pupils’ independence, self esteem and social inclusion and give support to pupils, so that they can access the curriculum, take part in learning and experience a sense of achievement.


We want all our  Learning Support Assistants to develop an expertise.  There are three main pathways:


  • Being a champion of literacy and numeracy helping children achieve these fundamental skills.

  • Being a specialist in supporting individuals and groups of children who have specific learning needs.  

  • Monitoring children who sometimes struggle with their behaviour.


In each area you will go the extra mile for pupils who face particular learning challenges to ensure they make outstanding progress.


This role will be right for you if you have:


  • Experience of working with children with special needs

  • Passion, resilience, integrity and optimism

  • A belief in the unlimited potential of every student and a commitment to inclusive educational provision

  • Good literacy and numeracy skills

  • Good organisational skills and initiative

  • Ability to build effective working relationships with pupils and adults

  • Knowledge of how to help, adapt and deliver support to meet individual needs


As we are an all-through school you will be part of a team across the whole 4 to 18 school and there will be many opportunities to share practice.  And of course the whole team will be united in the view that all children can succeed.    


For more information see: www.school21.org.uk or e-mail Anne Shaker, HR Manager, at careers@school21.org.uk.

Early application is encouraged as we are hoping to interview and appoint as soon as possible.  School 21 reserves the right to close applications early and make an appointment at any stage.

School 21 is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Apply by: 8am, Monday, 16th May 2022                          Likely interview date: Monday, 23rd May 2022


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