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Learning Support Assistant

Lime Tree Primary School
Merstham, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time, Part Time, Term Time
£18,000 - £21,100 FTE (Pro Rata £11,613 - £13,614)
Start Date
As soon as possible
5th December 2022 11:59 PM
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  • Contract Type :Temporary
  • Job ID: 1273286

Learning Support Staff member required to join our Team!

Due to some career development and maternity cover within our current team we are now seeking a Learning Support Assistant, this will be on a temporary basis with the potential for permanent.    

Be part of our creative and passionate team as we plan the next step on our journey, and Grow, Learn and Flourish within GLF Schools.

Your opportunity

Lime Tree Primary School are looking for an outstanding Learning Assistant to provide support to children at our school to learn effectively, inside and outside of the classroom. We will consider full or part time applications and to start as soon as possible, please do complete your application specifying what  you would be able to work.

Ideally you will have experience within education and understand how to motivate and support children to achieve their potential. You will be passionate about making a difference to children’s lives.

The successful candidates will work alongside and support the class teacher to ensure that the child you are supporting is accessing the curriculum and making positive progress in all aspects of their learning. You will liaise closely to ensure that effective support is delivered, during class or play.

Our Learning Support individuals will be required to support the teachers, class and individual children and at times individuals with SEN.

About Lime Tree Primary School

We have an exciting opportunity for a learning support assistant to join our Ofsted rated ' Outstanding' Primary School Lime Tree Primary school opened in September 2013 and, since opening, we have had a lot of achievements to celebrate. The children, staff, parents and governors have all embraced the mission statement that is summarised in the strap line ‘Learning Together to Achieve Success’.

We are located in a purpose built school in Merstham where the blank page that we started with is now taking shape, with our ethos and values underpinning our day to day organisation as well as the overall strategic direction that the school is taking to move forward and grow year on year.

As an academy within GLF Schools, we benefit from sharing outstanding resources, and support in every aspect of school life from learning and teaching to staffing and educational expertise.

What we are looking for

  • Assist in preparing the classroom, receiving children and clearing away
  • Assist in planning activities and preparing materials to help the children access the curriculum
  • Support the child in class, group and individual activities, indoors and outdoors.
  • Support the Teacher in class and activities, including during teachers PPA time
  • Assist in monitoring children's progress, assessing achievement and recording results and observations, sharing outcomes with the class teacher

Why work at Lime Tree Primary School

  • A supportive and approachable senior management team.
  • An expanding network of Nurseries and Schools.
  • An exciting opportunity to grow and develop
  • Job satisfaction.
  • The opportunity to work in an expanding and developing Educational Trust, GLF.

Thrive in a career at GLF Schools

GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience.

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:

  • Continuous Professional Development
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Flexible Working
  • Staff Well-being
  • Career Pathways and Talent Management
  • Staff Benefits
  • Community and Collaboration
  • Valued Worker Scheme

The Details

Hours: Full Time or Part Time will be considered.  
Salary: GLF Associate 2  £18,000 - £21,100, FTE  (pro rata £11,613 - £13,614 )
Start Date: ASAP
Closing date for applications: 5th December 2022
Interview date: We will interview as soon as we can once applications have been recieved,   

We positively encourage informal visits and to showing you around our school. You are welcome to contact the school office to discuss anything in further detail.

Due to the volume of applications if you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks of your application then on this occasion you have not been succesful.


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. GLF Schools recognises and celebrates the diversity of its schools and their communities. There is a shared commitment across the Trust to develop further a culture of respect, where discrimination is not tolerated, and individuals are treated equitably and fairly and feel a sense of belonging. We strive for an inclusive environment where staff, children and students are comfortable to express their own identity, should they wish, in which diversity and inclusion is of mutual benefit for everyone in our schools. 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

Lime Tree Primary School

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