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GLC Lansdowne Primary Academy: Learning Support Assistant

Type of Position:Learning Support Assistant
Academy:GLC Lansdowne Primary Academy
Salary:Within the Range 8-16, depending upon experience £15,789 - £19,997 pro rata per annum, actual salary £11,360 - £14,388 per annum
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Friday 11 October 2019

Contract Type: 31.25 hours per week, term time plus inset days
Contract Term: Permanent

Lansdowne Primary Academy is part of the larger Gateway Learning Community (GLC): a partnership between one secondary and four primary schools located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London committed to working together to achieve the highest educational standards for the whole community.

We are looking to appoint a strong, enthusiastic, committed and creative Learning Support Assistant to work within our learning base, 31.25 hours a week. Successful candidates will be required to support the education of students with a diagnosis of ASD, Asperger’s or ADHD who need particular help to overcome barriers to learning in a mainstream setting. You will be required to work flexibly taking direction from the class teachers and SENCo in adapting and planning activities to take students’ learning forward.

Candidates must be able to carry out and write up necessary observations to inform and evaluate the child’s needs. They must be experienced classroom practitioners proactive in dealing with students and identifying groups or individuals who may be falling behind in their learning.

Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and will have the following:

  • good standard of education; Maths and English GCSE grades A – C, or equivalent;
  • can provide excellent classroom support in literacy, numeracy and behavioural needs;
  • good organisation and inter-personal skills;
  • good knowledge of ICT;
  • be committed to high achievement from students and themselves;
  • use specialist knowledge or experience to support students’ learning.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. Please email for an application pack.

Applications should be submitted by: Friday 11 October at 12 Noon
Interviews to be held: Ongoing
Interview location: Lansdowne Primary Academy, Lansdowne Road, Tilbury, Essex RM18 7QB

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.

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LSA - Person specification - May 2018 12th Nov 2018 Download
Application Form LPA 24th Sep 2019 Download
LSA Job Description 24th Sep 2019 Download