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  • Start date details

    With immediate effect or following a notice period

  • Closing date

    25 September 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    7 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,441.00 - £20,812.00 Annually (FTE) NJC L1b pt.2 – 3 £20,441 - £20,812 FTE (actual salary £14,429 - £14,691)

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Learning Support Assistant

The Vale Academy is looking for enthusiastic and proactive Learning Support Assistant to work within our Academy. You will need to be able to support children with a range of needs including autistic spectrum disorder, speech and language difficulties and medical needs. You may need to attend to personal care needs and implement related personal programmes, including hygiene, physical, first aid and medical matters, this will be supported by the school’s intimate care policy.  The successful candidate will be supported with appropriate continuous professional development.

This Learning Support Assistant role will be working with a lovely, supportive team.

Why work for The Vale Academy:

The Vale Academy is an exceptional primary school that offers a warm, welcoming, and nurturing learning environment for children aged 2-11.

1.     Fantastic Students: The Vale Academy is home to some of the most wonderful students you'll ever meet. Our students are kind, caring, and eager to learn. They make the school a joyous place to be.

2.     Hardworking Teachers: Our teachers are dedicated, knowledgeable and passionate about their work. They go above and beyond to ensure that every child receives a high-quality education, tailored to their individual needs.

3.     Supportive Parents: Our parents are actively involved in their children's education and work closely with our teachers to ensure that their children receive the best possible education. We value our parent's support and work together to create a strong, supportive community.

4.     Safe and Nurturing Environment: We believe that a child's learning environment plays an essential role in their success. Our school is a safe, nurturing environment where children feel comfortable to learn, grow, and explore.

5.     Opportunities for leadership progression: As part of The Shared Learning Trust, we place value in our own colleagues and empower them to reach their full potential. We offer a range of training opportunities, include NPQ qualifications, coaching and mentoring and Masters qualifications, and encourage those who want to progress into leadership roles. 

Overall, The Vale Academy is a school that is dedicated to providing an outstanding education to every child. Our lovely students, hardworking teachers, and supportive parents create a community that is committed to excellence in all areas of education.

Key Duties:

·       Raise student attainment so that all students successfully progress through the school to further and higher education and quality employment.

·       Support all staff to achieve high standards of teaching and learning.

·       Place the Academy and its facilities and resources at the heart of the community it serves.

·       Model the highest professional standards to staff and students in all aspects of the role, maintaining a visible presence around the Academy and leading by example.

·       Ensure that the personal and social development of students results in responsible and active citizens graduating from the Academy.

·       In collaboration with others, review the impact of actions taken and respond accordingly.

·       Play a key role in ensure effective implementation of the school’s safeguarding and equal opportunities policies.

Job Specifics:

Start date: Asap

Salary: NJC L1b pt.2 – 3 £20,441 - £20,812 FTE (actual salary £14,429 - £14,691)

Contract: Full time, permanent, term time + inset days. 8.45am-3.15pm  plus ½ hour lunch. 30 hours a week.


We believe in the safeguarding and welfare of children and expect all staff to share this view’.

The Academy 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 Trust reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate before the deadline date.

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

The Shared Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and child protection at every stage of the recruitment process.

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About The Vale Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
617 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

Primary School

School location

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