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  • Closing date

    22 March 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    27 February 2024

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  • Teaching assistant

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£17,161.00 - £17,447.00 Annually (Actual)

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Main purpose of the role

To raise standards and achievement for identified students on the Special Educational Needs register, including those in underachieving groups, by using advanced levels of knowledge and skills when planning, delivering and monitoring in-class and intervention support.

Principal responsibilities

In order to raise outcomes for students with SEND needs and promote students’ learning:

  • Work with individuals and small groups both inside and outside the classroom, which involves both delivering subject interventions for 1:1 or small groups and supporting the delivery of lessons across subject departments as required

  • Plan with and support classroom teachers to motivate and progress students’ learning by developing and promoting appropriate strategies and resources to support them in reaching their targets

  • Encourage students to be positive, confident and independent learners through differentiation and support provided

  • Be the key worker for specific students as required, to give guidance and support so that they make appropriate progress

  • Carry out other duties relating to the core purpose of this job specification as required

    Matthew Arnold School reserves the right to interview applicants early and close the advert prior to closing date, therefore please apply as soon as possible.

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 Matthew Arnold School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1314 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Matthew Arnold is a popular and successful school on the edge of Oxford with an excellent local reputation. We are focussed on improving outcomes for every student and are committed to staff development to support this.

The school is part of the Acer Trust family of schools so there is opportunity to share expertise and experiences and enjoy professional development with more than one school. Our induction programmes give strong support to NQTs.

We offer defined-benefit public sector pension schemes (Teachers Pension, Local Government Pension Scheme), a 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme, good bus links, car and cycle parking.

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