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    15 April 2024 at 10am

  • Date listed

    14 February 2024

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  • Teaching assistant

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£14,901.00 - £15,149.00 Annually (Actual)

 Learning Support Assistant job summary

About this Role

TITLE:  Learning Support Assistant

GRADE:  Grade C, Points 5-7

HOURS/WEEKS:  29 hours per week / 38 weeks per year/Permanent


Monday - Thursday 8.30am to 3.15pm 

Friday 8.15am to 3.15pm 

These timings include unpaid breaks totalling one hour daily.

RESPONSIBLE TO:  Executive Principal via Vice Principal (Behaviour and Safety) via SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator)


Chantry Academy is a thriving and ambitious, Ofsted rated good academy, is seeking to appoint a learning support assistant to join our hardworking, warm, and welcoming staff team.

We are looking for a part time-time, enthusiastic learning support assistant who has a passion for learning, will put the needs of our students first and has excellent interpersonal skills. The position involves supporting students’ learning, assisting the class teacher, and helping to make and maintain a positive, organised, and efficient environment.

We are looking for an individual who:

  • Has good communication, numeracy, and literacy skills.

  • Can inspire, motivate, and support our pupils, encouraging inclusion of all pupils.

  • Takes every opportunity to develop pupils’ language, reading, numeracy and related skills.

  • Has a calm and patient nature.

  • Is willing and able to teach phonics.

  • Is willing to learn and develop in the role.

  • Has the highest expectations for the attainment of all young people.

In return we will offer you:

  • A thriving, innovative learning community, committed to excellence. 

  • A supportive, welcoming community of professionals. 

  • Extensive support and development opportunities. 

  • Opportunity to undertake training in Level 3 Teaching Assistant course

Full details can be found in the attached documents:

  • Job Description

For further details, and informal discussion with Emily Ruddock, SENDCO or to plan to visit the academy, please contact eruddock@chantryacademy.org or telephone 01473 687181.

The academy reserves the right to interview suitably qualified candidates ahead of the interview date.

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 Chantry Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
934 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

Chantry Academy sits in the heart of South West Ipswich and is very proud to serve the local community. Our Academy has a welcoming and inclusive ethos; where our staff work hard to foster and develop close relationships with all our stakeholders. We are committed to providing the best possible education for all, ensuring all are welcome and succeed.

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