Learning Support Assistant KS1 & KS2

Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery, Colchester, Essex, CO4 0DT

This job expired on 4 December 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    4 December 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    18 November 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

NJC Scale 3, Range point 4 to 5, FTE (NJC April 2022) £21,189 TO £21,575, Estimated at £15,813 to £16,101

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for

An exemplary classroom practitioner,

Inspired with passion and ambition,

An energetic, creative and committed professional,

An optimist with a can-do approach,

A role model who sets high expectations and establishes productive working relationships with pupils and staff,

Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils within the classroom,

Deliver learning activities to pupils as directed by the class teacher / SENDCo,

Someone who takes the initiative to adjust activities according to pupil responses/needs,

Support pupils constantly whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs

Committed to achieving high standards.

We will offer you

A comprehensive induction programme,

A supportive and forward-thinking leadership team,

Friendly and supportive environment, where everyone is committed to a work life balance,

The opportunity to be part of exciting development and innovative change,

Trust resources and materials to help plan and deliver great lessons,

School-to-school support from fellow TKAT schools,

Through our strong Teaching School Alliance, high quality on-going professional development,

Regular opportunities to meet and engage with fellow professionals from TKAT and beyond,

Opportunities for career progression.

Free 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Program to help maintain a healthy work/life balance,

On-site parking,

TKAT Widerwallet discount program with a wealth of discounts

What the school offers its staff

Weeks / Year: 44.3

Hours / Week: 32.5 (8:30 am - 3:30 pm) with a 30 minute unpaid break

Contract type: Fixed Term, with a possibility of permanent

Start: As soon as possible, as soon as all safer recruitment checks are completed

Applications close: 4th December 2022;Interviews are on a rolling basis so early application is advised.

Interviews: T.B.A..The school reserves the right to close the vacancy early.

Are you an enthusiastic, fantastic primary Learning Support Assistant looking for your next challenge? Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery, part of The Kemnal Academies Trust (TKAT), one of the largest Multi-Academy Trusts in the South and East of England, with 4 primary schools in Essex and overall 45 Primary, Secondary and Special Academies in the TKAT Family. Our pupils are at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to inspire learners and change lives through great teaching, leadership and learning for all.

Further details about the role

This is a great opportunity for an individual who is able to provide learning activities for classes under the professional direction and supervision of a qualified teacher and who is able to assist in planning, preparing and delivering lessons and assess, record and report on development, progress and attainment. The ideal candidate will have experience working with or caring for children of relevant age in a primary school setting KS1, KS2. Having proven practical skills to support children with SEN in a mainstream setting would be an advantage.This role will require some flexibility and liaison with teaching and midday supervising staff to ensure the child’s needs are met throughout the school day. Personal care for children will be required.

We believe that all children thrive in an environment in which they are happy, challenged and secure: secure in the knowledge they are safe and cared for; challenged to achieve their best; and happy in the knowledge they are each appreciated for their individuality and their achievements. We are looking to recruit a qualified, highly motivated Learning Support Assistant to join our friendly team.

We strongly encourage a visit to our school is made prior to application. Visits can be arranged by contacting our friendly office staff at 01206 864375 If you would like to have an informal discussion before applying please contact Kenneth Sheard, Regional Primary Business Manager, viakenneth.sheard@tkat.orgbefore the closing date. Internal applicants should discuss with their line manager prior to submitting an expression of interest for this role.

Commitment to safeguarding

TKAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment will be subject to the full Safer Recruitment process, including an enhanced disclosure and barring service check.

Our Commitment - Equal, Inclusive, Diverse

TKAT is committed to inclusion, diversity and equality of opportunity by encouraging and welcoming differences, listening to individual experiences, aspirations and accomplishments and learning how to grow better together. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of any protected characteristic; this includes applicants wishing to work flexibly.

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About Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
181 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Arranging a visit to Willow Brook Primary School and Nursery

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email lucy.salter@tkat.org.

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