18 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    7 February 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

Job details

Job role
Education support
Working pattern
Will consider full time, term time
33.75 hours per week, term time only plus 2 inset days. Monday - Friday 08:15 - 15:30.
Contract type
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Actual salary

Job summary

CFS is looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to work predominantly in a primary classroom within the primary phase of the school. This is a permanent position and will include: 

Supporting children with their learning and personal development both individually and in groups 

Fostering good behaviour and care and consideration for others and the learning environment 

Providing focussed support for children with identified special needs 

Support teaching and learning inside and outside of the classroom by working with identified children and focus groups 

Delivering intervention programmes set by the class teacher and report on the progress made by pupils 

Contributing to the assessment and progress of pupil’s learning and the maintenance of records 

Supporting school events, trips and visits 

Supporting the classroom teachers as required, such as maintaining the learning environment, presentation of pupil’s work and assisting with the planning of activities 

Undertake break, lunch and other duties as required 

Deliver basic first aid if needed (training will be provided). 

Supporting the school achieve its aims by:   

being aware of and following relevant school procedures and policies  

promoting positive links between home and school and the wider community 

respecting the sensitivity and confidentiality of information about the pupils and the school in general 

being aware of daily and forthcoming events 

Implement and support the daily routines within the school 

being a positive role model for the pupils and parents 

maintain positive professional relationships with all colleagues 

actively promoting the ethos and vision of the school  

attending relevant training 

take appropriate action to support child protection and the safeguarding of children 

The successful candidate will: 

Have the flexibility to work across all school ages, but will be supporting pupils predominantly on a 1:1 basis in the secondary phase of the school 

Have a desire to support and engage pupils in their development academically, socially and emotionally 

Have the ability to work well with either individual pupils or with a small group 

Have the ability to remain calm and confident in all situations 

Be able to develop and maintain good team working relationships with colleagues and a willingness to help. 

Develop and maintain good relationships with parents and the local community 

Be able to use their own initiative.  

All staff at CFS commit themselves to contribute fully to the ethos and life of the School in and outside the classroom. 

Applying for the job

For further information and an application form, please do not hesitate to contact Sue Moon on hr@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk   or on 01243 792690. 

Candidates should complete an application form and supporting statement addressing the criteria presented in the role description and person specification. Completed applications should be sent to hr@chichesterfreeschool.org.uk  by Midday on 7th February 2022. 

Short-listed candidates will be invited to interview on Thursday 10th February 2022.

A formal contract will be issued once the successful applicant has been appointed. It will be offered subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB).

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Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

School overview

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
Education phase
Primary, Middle, Secondary, 16-19
School size
1023 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Contact phone number

About Chichester Free School

CFS is a non-profit making, state-funded school, established in response to real demand within the local area for a greater variety of schools. We have been open since 2013, and are now fully established in our state of the art facilities on the Carmelite Convent Site on the Hunston Road in the south of Chichester. We are full in all year groups from Years R to 11, with waiting lists in most phases of the School. Our PAN is 60 in primary, and 120 in secondary.

School location

Hunston Road, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1NP

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