Learning Support Assistant

Chichester Free School, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1NP

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    1 March 2022 at 5:00pm

  • Date listed

    14 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary


Actual salary

£12,565 OR £7,540

Learning Support Assistant job summary

The Governors and Principal are seeking to recruit Learning Support Assistants across the
school. The roles available are working predominantly 1:1 in either primary or secondary, or
as classroom support in primary. The part time roles are currently Monday – Wednesday or
Wednesday – Friday, but there could be some flexibility. Previous experience is desirable but
not essential. The successful candidate would have a passion for nurturing, challenging and
inspiring pupils so all make excellent progress.

You need to be able to work as part of a small team and be expected to contribute to its
development, have a positive attitude towards personal development and the ability to
maintain confidentiality.

The role of a Learning Support Assistant includes: 

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. 

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About Chichester Free School

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 19
School size
1023 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19
Contact phone number

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.

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