EYFS Learning Support Assistants for SEN Pupils

St Ursula's E-ACT Academy, Bristol, BS9 4DT

8 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    2 October 2022 at 5pm

  • Date listed

    13 September 2022

Job details

Key stage

Early years

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term (fixed term rolling contract)

Full-time equivalent salary

salary range of £15,577.51 - £16,206.95 (Full Time Equivalent £19,650 - £20,444)

EYFS Learning Support Assistants for SEN Pupils job summary

St Ursula's E-ACT Academy are looking for 2 full time Learning Support Assistants to assist SEN pupils in EYFS who have previously had one to one support in their nursery setting.


We know just how important it is to think big and to help break those glass ceilings faced by young people today. Together we can encourage our pupils to step out from their comfort zones, build self-esteem and broaden their horizons. Keen to challenge young people with opportunities they may not even know exists yet? We aim to raise pupils’ aspirations so they begin to believe in themselves and understand that there is no thing holding them back, including where they happen to live or their family’s experience in education.

We are looking for 2 Learning Support Assistants to provide 1:1 support to pupils with SEN needs within our EYFS group who have previously had one to one support in their previously nursery setting.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working in a EYFS class setting
  • Have a working knowledge of the EYFS curriculum and its assessment;
  • Able to inspire and support children to become active, independent thinkers and learners.
  • Able to understand and be sensitive to the needs of very young children.
  • Committed to high standards of early years classroom practice.
  • Able to positively promote inclusion and have high expectations for all children.
  • Be expected to meet with parents to provide feedback on the pupil’s progression as a key worker
  • Demonstrable knowledge of how children learn and how to motivate them
  • Demonstrable knowledge of strategies for spelling, reading, speech & language and number skills
  • Experience of working with children who have complex needs, including behaviour
  • Relevant qualifications for the role (TA2 certificate or equivalent, and Maths/English GCSEs grades A-C).

There are 2 contracts on offer and both full time (08:30 - 15:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays and 08:30 - 16:30 on Thursdays, 33.5 hours per week) and are fixed term rolling contracts. We are looking for the successful candidates to commence employment as soon as onboarding processes are complete. The salary range for the role ranges from scale point 5 - 7 (£15,577.51 - £16,206.95 actual salary, £19,650 - £20,444 full time equivalent).

For full details of the post, please refer to the job description and person specification for the role attached to this advert.

Applying for the job

Please apply for the role by clicking on the link within this advert; you will be redirected to our recruitment platform site Face-ed, where you will be able to submit your application.

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Supporting documents

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About St Ursula's E-ACT Academy

School type
Academy, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
565 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 11

Our Academy - St Ursula’s E-ACT Primary Academy

A vibrant primary academy surrounded by beautiful grounds in Westbury-On-Trym, Bristol. From Reception to Year 6 we offer all of our children a safe, happy and fulfilling education.

Come join our team

Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our academy is:

Ofsted good/outstanding rated, recognised for helping pupils to progress from often low starting points.
Committed to teacher development through E-ACT’s professional learning program in partnership with leading training providers such as Ambition School Leadership.
Leading the way in youth mental health through our very own Mental Health First Aid programme - we aim to train every teacher as a mental health first aider.
A leader in the education sector for outstanding employee bene fits including a generous maternity policy and opportunities for flexible working.
We can offer you:

Auto-enrolment into the Local Government Pension scheme (or Teacher pension if applicable)
Cycle to work scheme
A supportive work family
Excellent CPD opportunities
Employee Assistance Programme with 24-hour access
Part of the E-ACT family

We are an E-ACT academy and proud to be part of a community that includes over 15,400 pupils and 2,300 teaching and non-teaching professionals across the country. E-ACT multi-academy trust is responsible for 25 academies across the length and breadth of England.

We are always on the lookout for dynamic, motivated and enthusiastic people so we can continue to give every one of our pupils the opportunity to explore, solve, create and achieve.

In return we offer the chance to work with amazing people and inspirational pupils, as well as a great salary and sector -leading work -life balance arrangements.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday 2nd October 2022 at 18:00.The interview date has yet to be confirmed, shortlisted candidates will be notified directly

Please read the supporting documentation carefully before completing and returning our application and equal opportunities form.

E-ACT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults, and all appointments are subject to enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks and satisfactory references.

E-ACT is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.

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