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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    15 April 2024 at 11am

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

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Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20677 to £21377 Actual

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Be part of our journey…

Since relaunching in September 2021 with a new name and a new ethos, Queen Elizabeth School is quickly establishing itself as a centre for excellence. We are on a mission to “empower our students to achieve academic excellence through aspiration and innovation”. With the support of a highly ambitious leadership team and surrounded by colleagues who are passionate about the whole student experience, and with our new sixth form, QE6 which opened in September 2023, now is a fantastic time to join our forward thinking school.

Whatever their role in the school, all of our colleagues share a passion for learning and working with the next generation.

Situated on the Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire border and close to the market town of Hitchin, the school also benefits from being within 5 minutes drive of idyllic countryside locations, yet being 5 minutes from the M1 and London Luton Airport.

We are now looking to appoint Learning Support Assistants to join our team. This is an essential role in the school to ensure that our high expectations of teaching and learning are maintained at all times. The successful candidates will be responsible for supporting the learning of individuals or groups of students to enable them to access the whole school curriculum as their individual needs allow.

Part-time hours will be considered, although we require each day worked to be 8am to 4pm.

Find out more about Queen Elizabeth School, from the voices of our school community here https://www.qesluton.co.uk/Choose-QES/.

We welcome visits from all prospective staff to Queen Elizabeth School. To arrange a visit or book a telephone conversation to discuss the role further, please contact hr@qesluton.co.uk

Key duties

Support the progress of learners

Deliver our outstanding curriculum across all subject areas

Support the welfare of students by taking breaktime or other supervisory duties

Treat students with dignity, building relationships rooted in mutual respect

The successful candidate will

Share our values of ambition, integrity, determination and kindness

Hold an absolute commitment to exceptional standards

Be a consummate professional

Be a team player with an understanding that excellence can only be achieved by working together

QES staff all benefit from

Working in a state of the art building with outstanding IT, sporting and performance facilities

Excellent opportunities for progression- we will always seek to promote from within in the first instance

Outstanding professional development opportunities, both from our internal CPD programme and through our partnership organisations

Free private healthcare

Season ticket loan

Use of our on site fitness suite

Bike to Work Scheme

Opportunities to support extra curricular activities domestically and internationally

Ample staff parking and excellent transport links

Subsidised staff accommodation available

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: £20677 to £21377 Actual

Job Role: Permanent, Part-Time

Hours: 37 hours per week, TTO + 5 training days

Part-time hours considered (but 8am-4pm on days worked)

Recruitment Timeline:

Position advertised:25/03/2024

Closing date for applications: 15/04/2024, 10.00am

We reserve the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.


Queen Elizabeth School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. We are an equal opportunities employer.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out statutory guidance ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ for schools and colleges on safeguarding.

Safeguarding is defined in paragraph 4 as: “Protecting children from maltreatment; preventing impairment of children’s health or development; ensuring that children grow up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care; and taking action to enable all children to have the best outcomes.”

The definition of 'children' includes everyone under the age of 18.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Queen Elizabeth School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
1054 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

School location

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