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Learning Assistant

Crawley, West Sussex
Forge Wood Primary
Term Time
Associate 2 - £14,330 (actual)
29th March 2021
Start Date
1st September 2021
26th April 2021 12:00 PM
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Start Date
1st September 2021
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1142180

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Learning Assistant at Forge Wood Primary School in Crawley. 

Your opportunity

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and caring Learning Assistant to play a key role in supporting the Class Teacher in the teaching and welfare of the children’s development.

About Forge Wood Primary School

Our growing school within the Forge Wood development in Crawley, now has children on roll from Reception to Year 4, and will continue to grow until a full 2 FE primary in 2022. Our core purpose each day is to secure the highest standards of education for our pupils and to ensure that they receive the preparation they need for their futures, helping them build the resilience and character they need to make a success of their lives.

Relationships between our staff and pupils are excellent, characterised by mutual respect and high expectations of everyone in our community. Our ethos is underpinned by aim to Aspire, Explore, Achieve. The schools all offer a vibrant, rich curriculum for all, regardless of need and background, and we work hard to meet the needs of each pupil. We are proud that Ofsted recognised that all our school as Outstanding and that we ‘provide inspirational leadership for this happy, inclusive and hard-working school.

We work closely with the Trust within the Teaching School, supporting Teacher Training, and School-to-School support. We benefit from sharing outstanding resources, CPD and practise across a wide range of GLF schools.

What we are looking for

The candidate we are looking for should:

•Be able to develop positive relationships with young children.

•Be able to develop an understanding of the educational, welfare and social needs of the child with whom you are supporting.

•Be able to stay calm and objective when presented with unusual or challenging behaviour.

•Be enthusiastic and committed to working as part of a team.

•Be a confident and clear communicator with parents.

•Be flexible with regard to other classroom work

•Experience of working with children with SEND is desirable but not essential

Why work at Forge Wood

At Forge Wood you will have:

•An exciting opportunity to develop a curriculum to meet the needs of local community

•A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive, vibrant and fast-growing community with excellent transport links

•A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF Schools

•Recognition of previous school continuous service.

•Excellent CPD opportunities

The Details

Start Date: 1st September 2021

Salary: Associate 2, £17,900 per annum FTE

Actual Salary: £14,330

Hours of work: This role is term time only (39 weeks including 5 INSET days) 33.5 hours per week. Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri, 8.30am-3.30pm and Weds 8.30am - 4.30pm.

Closing date for applications: - 12 noon, Monday 26th April 2021

Interview date: Wednesday 12th May 2021 via video call


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.

Forge Wood Primary

Forge Wood Primary

Part of GLF