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GLC HPA: Learning Support Assistant

Type of Position:Learning Support Assistant
Academy:GLC Herringham Primary Academy
Salary:GLC Point 10 - 16 £17,427 - £20,805
Start Date:1st September 2021
Closing Date: Midday on Monday, 28th June


Salary:     GLC Point 10 - 16 £17,427 - £20,805 FTE

Contract Type:  31.25 hours per week term time [39 weeks]

Place of Work: Herringham Primary Academy  

Start Date: 1st September 2021


Herringham Primary Academy is part of the larger Gateway Learning Community (GLC): a partnership of local primary and secondary schools committed to working together to achieve the highest educational standards for the whole community and is a friendly school that values teamwork and high achievement in all areas of our work with young people.


We are looking to appoint a strong, enthusiastic, committed and creative classroom-based Learning Support Assistant. Successful candidates will be required to work flexibly taking direction from the class teachers and SENCo in adapting and planning activities to take students’ learning forward. Key responsibilities relating to small group provision and intervention for SEND pupils. Our students’ needs are at the core of our ethos and successful candidates will be required to support the emotional and social development of the young people they work with.     


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:


  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is essential;
  • 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.  

If you are interested and would like to apply for this role please download and fill in the attached application form.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. Please return completed applications to 

Applications should be submitted by: Monday, 28th June at 12 Noon
Interview location:  Herringham Primary Academy, St Mary's Road, Chadwell-St-Mary, Essex, RM16 4JX


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 Job Description 15th Oct 2020 Download
HPA Application Form _ SSM June 2021 09th Jun 2021 Download