Please note that applications will be reviewed as received and should a suitable candidate be identified, we may close the vacancy early. Therefore, early application is encouraged.
This role is for 30.00 hours per week.
Actual salary on WHF NJC K4 to K7 - £16,119.00 to £16,942.00.
We couldn’t do what we do without our fantastic staff team and we are looking for an inspirational, self-motivated and committed Learning Support Assistants (LSA) to join us.
As a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) at Whitelands Academy you will be an integral part of our team who put the children and young people at the heart of everything we do. You will support the class teacher to promote positive behaviour, understand learning objectives, content and intended outcomes for the learning activities in which students are involved. You will be part of a key team around the young person in order to maintain consistent support and communication.
Who would suit this role? Could it be you?
The role of a Learning Support Assistant is varied and diverse and therefore we want to welcome a wide range of applicants with a wealth of different experiences.
This role could potentially suit someone who is looking for their first step into an education-based career; we are able to support you with achieving nationally recognised qualifications and training through our apprenticeship levy.
It could suit someone looking for work in a gap year before university, or someone looking for some experience before applying for further education.
Alternatively, we welcome applications from those wishing to change industry and those that are already experienced within a school setting.
We would also consider full time and part time hours.
Most importantly, we are looking for someone who wants to make a difference to the lives and education of our children and young people.
All About You
Do you have what it takes to join us? The Teaching Assistant we would like to join us will be:
Enthusiastic and eager to help students learn.
Tolerant and compassionate with a good sense of humour.
A strong team-player.
Interested in working with students with social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
Why Work for us?
We think you will love working with us and here are some of the reasons why:
We are a welcoming and supportive school with strong values and a caring ethos.
Our staff are a hardworking team dedicated to helping children succeed.
Our children are engaged and eager to learn.
We have a supportive leadership team and wider school community.
As part of The White Horse Federation multi-academy trust, we benefit from their support, encouragement, shared resources and outstanding CPD opportunities.
Why not come and see for yourself? We would love to welcome you to our school and show you around so that you can better understand our school environment. Please get in touch with the school office to arrange a visit if you wish.
The White Horse Federation is a large Multi-Academy Trust in South West and South East England, committed to providing the very best education for our students. We believe in empowering our staff to be the very best they can be, and that is why you will find a wide range of professional development opportunities available to you when you join us.
We believe in valuing our staff, and one of the ways we can do that is by offering a range of benefits to our staff:
Car Purchase Scheme
Discounted Gym Membership
Reward Gateway Discounts
Cycle to Work Scheme
Employee Assistance Programme
Excellent Pension Scheme
Ready to Apply?
We hope we have done enough to give you a flavour of what it is like to work here. If you would like come and join us, then please apply today – we are looking forward to hearing from you.
The White Horse Federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful for this role, you will be expected to apply for a disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service before an appointment is confirmed. Please note that references will be sought on shortlisted candidates before the interview.
The White Horse Federation values uniqueness and recognises the benefit of having a diverse workforce. We value the contributions of all staff from a wide range of backgrounds and we are committed to building an inclusive workplace that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. At The White Horse Federation, we believe that everyone should be treated with fairness and respect and share a commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at all of our schools. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and operate a fair recruitment process, free from discrimination against the protected characteristics, in line with the Equality Act 2010.
In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, we will be carrying out an online search as part of our pre-interview checks on shortlisted candidates.