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Learning Support Assistant

Hope Community School

Learning Support Assistant

Closing date: Wednesday 21st September 2022 - 12 noon.

Job Start Date: October 2022

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract, Full-time

Salary Details: NJC 2 (FTE 18,471) Actual £12897.97

Hours of Work: Full time, 32.5 hours a week, Term Time Only, (39 weeks) Monday - Friday 8.45am - 3.15pm

Location of Role:Southampton

Job/Person Summary


We are seeking to appoint an excellent, committed and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to support the needs of pupils in our school in receipt of additional support for Special Education Needs. You will join our experienced and committed team, supporting and contributing to our high expectations of learning and behaviour.

Primarily, this role will be class-based working 1:1 with an individual child but may involve small focused group work and individual 1:1 intervention programmes in and outside the classroom to enhance the learning of pupils. You will work under the direct guidance of the class teacher.

The post is fixed-term for as long as the child remains on our School roll or while the EHCP/ additional funding is maintained. Further employment may be possible after this depending on the needs of the School at the time.

New Generation Schools Trust work with the local community in the centre of Southampton and opened Hope Community School in September 2017 to meet the increasing demand for places in the local area. Through a Christian ethos and strategically planned personalised curriculum delivered in partnership with other outstanding education partners, the school provides an excellent education experience for children and families. With our child-centred, family-focused and community-oriented approach to education we enable our pupils to achieve fantastic things. Last year the school gained a Good rated Inspection from Ofsted.

You will be part of a team working collaboratively to develop outstanding practises.  If you feel you are ready for this challenge we would be delighted to welcome you to our dynamic team. We can offer you a very friendly and supportive working environment in our community focused school. 

We will appoint someone who:

  • Has a positive, "can do" disposition
  • Has excellent all round communication skills
  • Works flexibly and recognises the specific demands of a school environment
  • Works as part of a team and independently
  • Takes initiative, identify and solve problems
  • Deals sensitively and effectively with people
  • Has understanding, experience and enjoyment of working with children

For further, more comprehensive information about the role please refer to the job description, which can be found on our website.

The position will be based in Southampton and may require very occasional travel to Sidcup.

If you think this role is for you, then please apply.

Application Procedure

If you would like more information and to arrange a visit to the school, please call our school office on 02380 385122.

An application & equal opportunities form is available for download below.

Please send the completed application & equal opportunities forms to the Business & Finance Manager, Naomi Pakes-Geddes - email:

Interviews will be held: Week Commencing: Monday 26th September 2022

Safer Recruitment

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks, including enhanced DBS checks. If you have a disability and require any reasonable adjustments that will enable you to apply for this position, then please let us know