Learning Support Assistant

More than one school, Polymat

Deadline is today

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    26 June 2022 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    9 June 2022


This teaching role is at more than one school in the trust. You can find out more in schools overview.

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent salary

APTEC Scale 4 - 6 £22,179 - £22,983

Actual salary

TTO = Cira £16,494 - £17,093 per annum

Learning Support Assistant job summary

We are looking for reliable and committed Learning Support Assistants for both Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys and Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls. The ideal candidates will have the qualities, skills and drive necessary to fulfil this role. You will be working with students with special educational needs, helping them to achieve their targets as set out in their Individual Education Plans.

You will be required to support teaching staff to match individual needs across the curriculum for students with a wide range of learning difficulties to encourage the social, emotional, physical and intellectual development of all pupils.

You should have a good all-round education with A’ Levels and GCSE grade C or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent). A degree is desirable but not essential. Experience of work with students of secondary school age is preferable.

As a member of PolyMAT staff, we can offer you:

• Opportunities for career progression
• A competitive salary
• Excellent professional development
• All associate staff at Polymat are enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme, a contributory pension scheme
• An employee assistance programme
• Season ticket loans
• Finders fees for personal introductions of staff that we employ
• Excellent catering facilities
• Professional development bonus days

PolyMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all trustees, staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced Criminal Record Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service, along with other relevant employment checks, including overseas criminal background checks, where applicable. All new trustees, employees and volunteers will be required to undertake safeguarding training on induction, which will be regularly updated in line with statutory guidance.

The school is also committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community.
The closing date for applications is 26 June 2022. Interviews will be scheduled to take place week commencing 4 July 2022.

All applicants will need to complete a Woolwich Polytechnic School Employee Application form which can be found at www.woolwichpoly.co.uk

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About the schools

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
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PolyMAT is a small and ambitious MAT with a unique family feel. Our vision is ‘Success for Everyone’ which places inclusion and well-being at its heart. We currently have two schools in our Trust: Woolwich Polytechnic School for Boys, a long-successful boys’ school, and Woolwich Polytechnic School for Girls that opened in 2019 and will comprise Years 7 – 10 from September 2022. We also have our flourishing Sixth Form provision which is co-educational. Our Trust and our schools pride themselves on a culture of high standards delivered through our Values of Care and Unity. We provide a rewarding environment where students and staff feel valued and supported and everyone feels part of the larger family as our schools and departments work very closely together and are located next to each other.

School details

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1547 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

School locations

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