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GLC Lansdowne Primary Academy: Learning Support Assistant

Type of Position:Learning Support Assistant
Academy:GLC Lansdowne Primary Academy
Subject:KS1 & KS2
Salary:GLC Point 10 -16 £17,427 - £20,805 FTE
Start Date:ASAP
Closing Date: Midday on Friday, 24th June 2022


Salary:     GLC Point 10 - 16 £17,427 - £20,805 FTE [Actual pro rata £12,539 - £14,969]

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

Place of Work: Lansdowne Primary Academy   

Lansdowne Primary Academy is part of the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary schools located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London. 

We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn.  Across the 5 academies of the GLC, we pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity.  We work tirelessly to ensure that individual different characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way.  We create environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated and where individual differences don’t act as a barrier to success.

We are looking to appoint a strong, enthusiastic, committed and creative 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: Friday, 24th June at Midday 

Interviews to be held: w/c 27th June 
Interview location:  Lansdowne Primary Academy, Lansdowne Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7QB

Benefits for LSA's working within the GLC:

- £1,000 Golden Hello for successful candidates (teachers paid on Main Scale to UPS 3 only) applying directly to the GLC, only after qualifying period of six months.

- Staff Wellbeing Programme

- Two week October Half Term

- My Day (1 additional day off in the academic year)

- Long Service Policy which rewards 5 10 15 20 25 and 30 years' service

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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