61 days remaining to apply

  • Job start date

    1 November 2024

  • Closing date

    23 September 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    1 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1

Working pattern

Full time: Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 3.30pm (with 30 mins unpaid lunch break), totalling 32 hours and 30 minutes a week, term time only.

Contract type


Pay scale

Level 4, Points 4 to 7

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the Role

Come and join the lively and dedicated team at our popular school. We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic LSA with experience of working with children in a school setting – ideally as an LSA. Initially, you are likely to be working in Key Stage 2, therefore experience in this key stage would be preferred. We offer an extremely supportive community and a full range of professional development opportunities. Our children deserve the best, so if you are passionate about supporting our staff and children with our high expectations then we would love to hear from you.

The successful candidate will need to:

  • be passionate about learning
  • possess school-based experience of working with children
  • be passionate and keen to work with children
  • excite and inspire our children
  • promote high standards and challenge
  • work as a flexible member of a team
  • display energy, imagination and initiative
  • manage the physical demands of a busy role working with active children

What the school offers its staff

As part of Portico Academy Trust, Friars Primary School can offer you:

  • A friendly and supportive atmosphere where everyone is valued and everyone matters
  • A nurturing environment with wonderful children who want to learn
  • High quality professional development
  • Opportunities for cross phase work
  • Support and collaboration across our Trust
  • A well-resourced school

Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to learn more about Friars, please contact our school office who will book a time for you to come and see us. Tours of the school will be with a member of our Senior Leadership Team.

Further details about the role

Full details of the interview process will be sent to those candidates who are shortlisted.

Closing Date: Monday 23 September 2024, midday

Interviews: Monday 30 September 2024

For further details or an application pack, please contact Mrs Rebecca Sanderson, Director of HR, Portico Academy Trust, Ronald Hill Grove, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex SS9 2JB

Telephone: 01702 987890 x310


Please include a cover letter with your application form, commenting on how you feel you meet the person specification criteria and providing an insight into your relevant experience.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check and shortlisted candidates should be aware that the school will consider carrying out online searches as part of the due diligence on short listed candidates.

Application Documents

Support Staff Application Form

LSA Job Description

LSA Person Specification

Application Email


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.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk

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Upload additional documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

About Friars Primary School and Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
434 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01702 987890

Arranging a visit to Friars Primary School and Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@porticoacademytrust.co.uk.

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