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Learning Support Assistant

Lightwater Village School
Lightwater, Surrey
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Part Time, Term Time
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Start Date
As Soon As Possible
21st June 2024 11:59 PM
Contract Type
Fixed term contract
Job ID
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Fixed term contract
  • Contract Length: 1 year
  • Job ID: 1428977

Learning Support Assistant - full and part time opportunities

Are you looking for a term time role?

Do you have the passion and skills to work with children with SEN, helping them to develop their full potential?

Your opportunity

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and caring Learning Support Assistant to play a key role in supporting the class teacher and the SENCo in the teaching and welfare of children with learning and physical needs. You would be both helping to support a specific child with their learning needs as well as working as a class Teaching Assistant. You will work under the guidance of the class teacher and the SENCo. Experience of with working with children with additional learning needs would be a benefit.

What we are looking for

We require the successful candidate to:

  • 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 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
  • Have experience of working with children with additional learning needs

About Lightwater Village School

Our school stands at the heart of the village community of Lightwater. We offer an outstanding start to education for children from 4 to 7 years old, consistently achieving excellence, yet also engaging children in imaginative and exciting themes whereby learning comes alive.

Our School sits within a newly established cluster of schools, overseen by a Regional Director. Along with Lightwater Village School, our cluster includes the following other schools; Hammond, Springfield, Cordwalles, Pine Ridge and Lorraine. This is an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively with colleagues across this cluster, to share expertise and experience, ensuring all children in our schools receive an excellent education and reach their potential. It also provides opportunities for career progression across the cluster and gives you the chance to further your professional development.

Why work at Lightwater Village School?

  • A well supported and vibrant learning environment with an emphasis on high levels of achievement
  • High expectations, yet caring ethos which focuses on the development of the whole child
  • A supportive senior management team and wider staff body within GLF schools
  • Recognition of previous school continuous service
  • Excellent staff CPD opportunities

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • A growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

  • Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Career pathways and talent management
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

Please read the attached Join Our Community candidate pack for further information.

The Details

Salary: FTE £21,544 per annum. Pro rata salary dependent on hours worked. 

Grade: Associate 2 Pay Scale 

Hours of work: to be discussed, over 39 working weeks (term time plus insets). Please indicate on your application what hours and working days you are interested in working. 

Contract: Part Time/Full Time.  Fixed Term until 31st August 2025.

Closing Date for Applications: 21st June 2024

Interview Date: week commencing 1st July 2024

Visits to the school from potential candidates are welcomed. Please contact the school office if you would like to make an appointment to visit the school.


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 the 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.

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