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Learning Support Assistant

South Wigston High School
South Wigston, Leicestershire
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
£22,737 - £23,114 FTE
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
7th March 2024 09:00 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Job Reference
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1394516


30 hours per week (term time only plus 5 days)

8:30-15:00 Mon–Fri


£22,737 - £23,114 FTE (pro rata £15,910.46-£16,174.27)

Start date – as soon as possible

If you are looking for a rewarding role whilst working with a friendly and supportive group of people committed to the success of the students they work with, then this is the school for you.

We are delighted to be growing our learning support team! After recent successful appointments we are excited to grow the team even further to ensure our students receive the best level of support possible and the support they deserve.

South Wigston High School is a vibrant, exciting and over-subscribed 11-16 school on the outskirts of Leicester. Our students are enthusiastic and our staff are welcoming, hardworking and supportive. We are currently looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed Learning Support Assistant to join our friendly Pastoral team.

If you are someone who has always wondered whether you would be suited to a career in education this is a fantastic opportunity for you to find out and gain valuable experience. This role may be particularly suitable for a graduate looking for classroom experience prior to undertaking teaching training or equally someone with existing experience within education.

The successful candidate will:

  • Assist with the supervision and interaction of pupils in lessons
  • Assist in the assessment and review of pupils’ progress and statement review meetings
  • Support the teacher in the classroom and act on strategies to manage pupil behaviour
  • Contribute to some curriculum planning, evaluation and implementation, alongside and supported by the teacher
  • Monitor pupils’ achievement, objectives, general care, safety and welfare

We promise:

  • That every day you’ll get the opportunity to inspire young people and use your skills to give something back. Our students are amazing… that’s a promise!
  • To support you professionally and personally by providing excellent professional development within our supportive community where staff debate teaching and learning. In additional to our academy based CPD, staff can also opt into Trust led professional development
  • You are joining ambitious team with a clear vision for the school

We offer:

  • Free onsite parking
  • Access to the highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Favourable annual leave entitlement, above the statutory minimum, plus bank holidays.
  • Staff Benefits Package - Access to a huge range of savings from retailers such as Currys, Halfords, Wilko, Asda, Tesco, M&S, Morrisons and many more!
  • Cycle to Work – This initiative also allows you to make huge Tax and National Insurance savings on the cost of a new bike and safety accessories. These savings are achieved via salary sacrifice which is managed by the Trust and lets you spread the cost to make payments more convenient.
  • Free Financial Support Service from Barclays - support with all aspects of your financial health and wellbeing, and you don't need to be a Barclays customer to use the service.
  • Eye Test Vouchers – Free SpecSavers eye test voucher for eligible staff
  • Annual Flu Vaccine – Free flu vaccine voucher for eligible staff
  • Access to free Counselling sessions following an initial confidential consultation.

It is a very exciting time to join us! If you would like to truly make a difference to our students, and to be part of our exciting journey to build on our success, we would love to hear from you.

Please note that strong applications may be considered on receipt.

Safeguarding Statement:

The Learning without Limits Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS with barred list check, and a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website:

Social Media Checks

As part of the shortlisting process, in line with measures identified in statutory guidance relating to safeguarding practice, the Trust will conduct searches on candidates selected for interview, through a third party, on social media in order to identify anything that could give rise to a safeguarding concern in what has been said or done online. Only information relevant to safeguarding concerns obtained from the search will be passed over for consideration during the recruitment process.

Diversity Statement

As an equal opportunities employer, the Learning without Limits Academy Trust is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.

South Wigston High School

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