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  • Start date details

    ASAP

  • Closing date

    31 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    9 March 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type

Fixed term - Fixed term until Friday 21st July 2023

Actual salary

£5,985.07 to £6,019.19 (£6,205.33 to £6,672.76)

Pay scale

JG3 £21,575 to £21,698 (For experienced and appropriately qualified applicants, we would consider JG4 £22,369 to £24,054)

What skills and experience we're looking for

We have a vacancy for a Learning Support Assistant to work with a pupil in our Year 6 class who requires extra support to be able to flourish in school. The post holder will predominantly support this pupil, who has been awarded Top up Funding to support their needs. The role is for 12 hours a week, ideally Mondays and Tuesdays (term time only), from 8:40 – 3:10, however, we would be prepared to consider some level of flexibility on the days, for the right candidate. We would welcome anyone particularly interested in supporting a child to access the curriculum through play, including learning outside. We are looking for a team member who is enthusiastic, committed to inspiring a love for learning and has high expectations of themselves and pupils. Our motto, ‘With kind hearts and determined minds, we inspire each other to be the best we can be’ permeates all aspects of our school and we would expect the successful candidate to bring this commitment to their role in school.

The position will require the post holder to contribute, under the guidance of the year 6 teachers, to the planning, monitoring and assessment of the pupils. In addition to this, the successful applicant will need to adapt and amend learning opportunities and approaches to meet the needs of the pupils, based on the teacher’s planning and guidance. Being able to use initiative and be flexible and creative to meet the evolving needs of the pupils and to promote their independent learning, will be essential.

We are looking for applicants with experience working with children in a primary setting, who are conscientious, well-organised, dedicated and have good interpersonal skills. The ability to work effectively in a small team is essential. Experience of working with children with additional needs is desirable.

What the school offers its staff

An application pack is available from the school office by email or from the school website. You will find lots more information about our school on our website, and we would really encourage you to come and visit us. Please contact the Headteacher, Lorraine Woollven, on office@churchill-pri.n-somerset.sch.uk if you have any questions or call our school office to arrange a convenient time to visit.


Commitment to safeguarding

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership - Churchill CE Primary School are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all in its community to share this commitment. Suitability to work with children and young people will form part of the selection process. As part of the shortlisting process an online search will be carried out. All appointments will be subject to vetting, including an enhanced DBS check. We are also committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, particularly those from underrepresented groups.

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About Churchill Church of England Primary School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
Up to 210 pupils
Age range
4 to 11
Phone number
01934 852446

Our school is set in a beautiful rural location within North Somerset. We have a modern, well resourced building with seven classes. Outside we have attractive grounds and play areas. At our recent OfSTED Inspection, May 2017, inspectors judged our school to be good. In the inspection report they highlight that ... "Pupils speak positively of the education they receive. Pupils look out for one another. Pupils behave well in lessons. As a result of your schoolwide ‘learning to learn’ initiative pupils are gaining greater resilience to tackle the challenges set for them with independence and determination to do their best." Our good SIAS inspection (Inspection of Church Schools) in March 2018 said .... ‘Churchill is a popular church school which enjoys the support of its parents and is held in very high regard within the local community in which it is totally involved’. We are a busy, friendly learning community, with lots going on and the attainment of our pupils is above national expectations. Our Christian foundation is very important in the life of our school and we have strong links with the local churches. Christian values are evident in all aspects of school life and children recognise the importance of living by these values. Parents say that they highly value all that our school offers academically, socially and spiritually. When visitors come to our school they comment on the obvious enjoyment and enthusiasm that they see in children and staff... it’s a stimulating and happy place in which to live, work and grow!

Arranging a visit to Churchill Church of England Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office@churchill-pri.n-somerset.sch.uk.

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