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Level 2 Learning Support Assistant

St Matthew's Church of England Primary Academy
Preston, Lancashire
Contract Type
Part Time, Term Time
NJC Grade 4 SCP 4-6 (£16,894.12 actual pay)
Start Date
3rd June 2024
29th April 2024 12:00 PM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start Date
3rd June 2024
  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1413124

Learning Support Assistant x2 

31.25 hours per week, 8.35am - 3.20pm Monday to Friday

Must have Early Years experience 

We are seeking to appoint two Learning Support Assistants who are committed to ensuring the very best for our children and shares our vision of happy, successful and confident learners. The successful candidates will first be working as a part of our EYFS team. 

St Matthew's is a school family, where every member is valued, encouraged and cared for in a supportive environment. Our school family is made up of many different cultures and faiths and we enjoy serving such a rich and diverse community. This diversity helps prepare our children for life in the 21st century within our wonderful, multicultural city of Preston. We work very closely with our families, the St Matthew’s Church congregation and the local community and we encourage families to be fully involved in their child’s education. The successful candidate would be fully supportive of our ethos and approach.

The successful candidates will:

  • have GCSE English and Maths at grade C or above.
  • Care passionately for all our children, no matter what their barriers are, or the challenges they bring into school
  • Build professional relationships with children, staff, parents and outside agencies
  • Have some knowledge and experience of safeguarding, behaviour support and pastoral support
  • Lead groups and work with and support children for whom English is not their first language
  • Liaise with teachers to support pupils and raise achievement
  • Experience of working with EAL children is an advantage 

We can offer:

  • Delightful and polite children who are keen to learn
  • Hardworking, caring and committed staff who all work to make a real difference for our children
  • Supportive parents
  • A warm, friendly school, where children are at the heart of everything we do
  • Opportunities to develop professionally
  • Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Access to health and wellbeing support for you and your family
  • Employment within a Trust committed to equality of opportunity and nationally and locally negotiated pay arrangements.
  • Terms and conditions protected through a formal trade union recognition agreement with all the major education and support staff unions, and supported through regular JCNC meetings.
  • Access to employee benefits & rewards through Perkbox
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please ensure that you refer to the job description and person specification as only those candidates that meet the criteria will be considered for shortlisting. 

Please note CVs are not accepted. To apply for this vacancy you need to complete the online application form. If successful, pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS clearance will be undertaken.

If you wish to discuss this role further, please contact Mr Mark Mackley (Headteacher).

Closing date: Monday 29th April at 12noon

Proposed interview date: Tuesday 7th May 2024 (AM)

Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be carried out as part of our safer recruitment pre-employment checks on shortlisted candidates.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS check. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions. Further information is available below.

We are a member of Cidari Multi Academy Trust, established in November 2013, a growing educational trust and part of the Blackburn Diocese. Cidari Education is committed to providing high quality education for all children in our academies based on clearly established Christian values and principles.


Safeguarding Statement:

Preston St Matthew's Church of England Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
St Matthew's Church of England Primary Academy

St Matthew's Church of England Primary Academy

Part of Cidari Multi Academy Trust

Cidari Multi Academy Trust