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Learning Support Assistant


Closing date: 22/04/2024 at 17:00

Interview date: When sufficient applications are received.

Job Start Date: Asap

Contract/Hours: Fixed Term Contract, Full-time

Salary Type: NGST Pay grades

Salary Details: NGST Grade 2 - 3  depending on experience (Please enquire for more information)

Hours of Work: Full time, 35 hours a week, Term Time Only, (39 weeks) Monday - Friday 8.30am - 3.30pm

Location of Role: Hope Community School

Job/Person Summary

We are recruiting an experienced, passionate 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 the 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.

If you are looking for an adventure and opportunity, then we would like to hear from you.

Following our latest Ofsted inspection, we are proud to be a 'good' school. As a school with a Christian Designation we aim to:

Inspire children to be people who not only value their community but have the skills, knowledge and character to transform and enrich it. We want to develop the menders, makers, movers and shakers of tomorrow.

We will appoint someone who:

  • Has excellent all round communication skills 
  • Has experience of working in a classroom in a school or educational setting
  • Can read and write fluently, has very good spelling and is confident in Maths and English (at least GCSE or equivalent)
  • Can demonstrate self-confidence, common sense and maturity
  • Is flexible and practical
  • Understands how children learn
  • Has a positive, "can do" disposition
  • Works as part of a team and independently
  • Takes initiative, identify and solve problems
  • Use ICT confidently
  • Bring an additional skill to our schools (e.g. gardener, cook, artist, an ICT whizz, dancer, photographer, musician…)

Hope Community School is on a journey and is an exciting place to work and learn. If you are ready to make a difference….come and have a look!

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

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 from the tab titled application form for support roles.

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

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.