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  • Start date details

    November 2023

  • Closing date

    23 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 September 2023

Job details

Job role

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Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£15,679.82 Annually (Actual) H3 (5-6) + fringe allowance

Learning Support Assistant in Alternative Provision Centre job summary

Learning Support Assistant


Part- time, Permanent 

Term time + INSET 

30.5 hours per week, Monday - Friday 9am - 3.00pm (3.30pm one day a week)

H3.5,  actual starting salary of £15,679.82 incl. fringe allowance, per annum

Required from November 2023

We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated Learning Support Practitioner to join our existing team of committed and skilled support staff. The ideal candidate will work as part of the Alternative Provision team to provide support to those students who need it, either in class, in small groups or on a one-to-one basis.  This is a fantastic opportunity to join our existing support staff at OSA.

Prospective candidates are encouraged to arrange a visit to the school and submit their application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the advert should we feel able to appoint an appropriate candidate.

We would like you to have: 

  • Commitment to the safeguarding of children

  • Excellent organisational and communication skills

  •  Ability to work in a secondary school environment as part of a team and build positive relationships

  • GCSEs grade C or above in English, Mathematics and Science

  •  Willingness to be adaptable and flexible with good sense of humour

  • Capability of managing difficult situations

  •  Willingness to undergo training

  •  ICT skills

We can offer: 

  • A positive working environment within an extremely well-resourced school 

  • The support of a highly professional and committed staff team and the opportunity to expand your  professional networks beyond the Trust through our external partnerships 

  • The opportunity to develop your career within an expanding multi academy trust with a track record of  excellent student attainment and achievement 

  • Exceptional professional development opportunities 

The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and young people. All post holders are subject to a satisfactory  Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. 

How to make an application: 

  • Please read the attached Appointment Brief before completing your application. 

  • To apply, complete the My New Term Application Form using the Supporting Statement section of the form  to detail your suitability for the role, your motivation for making an application and how your knowledge,  experience and training meet the person specification. 

  • Deadline for applications is Monday 23rd October at 9am .Early application is advised as we reserve the right to  close the advert early should a suitable applicant be found. 

  • Interview date: as soon as possible thereafter

  • If you have any questions or would like to discuss this role further, please contact The Recruitment Team on  07917 034209 or at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk 

Website: www.onslow.herts.sch.uk. / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk 

School Address: Old Rectory Drive, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 8AB 


Danes Educational Trust Address: C/o St Clement Danes School, Chenies Road, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire WD3 6EW Tel: 01923 589699 / 07917 035962


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 Onslow St Audrey's School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
824 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

Thank you for your interest in Onslow St Audrey’s School.

You would be joining OSA at an incredibly exciting time. We have recruited a fantastic group of teachers, leaders and support staff which has had a significant impact on the quality of provision, attitude to learning and attendance. This year’s results have been excellent and represent the third year of improvement in progress and achievement.

We have increased our numbers in the Sixth Form and the school is continuing to expand. This expansion has led to additional funding to build a new Science block, play areas and car park which will begin during the Autumn term 2020. We are also due to undertake a land sale which will provide us with a capital investment to build a new sports hall, 4G Astroturf pitch, social areas and some internal school projects.

Our last Ofsted inspection (May, 2019) recognised the positive changes that had taken place to date and this was reflected in the ‘Good’ judgements for Leadership, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare and Sixth Form. This was reinforced by the Challenge Partners review in November 2019 where we were rated as ‘effective’ in all areas.

I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher at OSA and the key to our continued improvement is recruiting the very best staff. We have worked hard to improve staff well-being and reduce workload in order to give staff the opportunity to thrive and flourish in their work environment.

We are part of the Danes Educational Trust and we offer a wide range of CPD opportunities and an excellent NQT and RQT programme of support. You can visit our website at www.onslow.herts.sch.uk for further information about the school including the school prospectus. If you would like to organise a visit to the school or if you would like to discuss any position in more detail then please contact Dawn Gamble (Recruitment Manager) at recruitment@danesedtrust.org.uk.

The Danes Educational Trust

The Danes Educational Trust currently comprises nine schools: St Clement Danes School, Croxley Danes School, Chancellor’s School, Onslow St Audrey’s School, De Havilland Primary School and Elstree Screen Arts Academy, Ascot Road Primary School, Jupiter Primary School, Lanchester Primary School. Dr Josephine Valentine OBE is the CEO of the Danes Educational Trust. She was Headteacher of St Clement Danes School for 20 years. She is a National Leader in Education, a DfE Advisor and has oversight of all six schools. If appointed, you will benefit from working within an established, outstanding Trust.

The Trust’s core values are:

• We value joy in working, teaching and learning together

• We encourage everyone within our Trust to feel optimistic about the future and how they can shape it

• We support all individuals in developing resilience to enable them to respond to change and grow as a result

• We value and support the wellbeing of all individuals who learn and work in our schools

• We provide equality of opportunity and experience for all

• We provide a safe and secure learning environment for all

Websites – www.onslow.herts.sch.uk / www.daneseducationaltrust.org.uk

David Bullock


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