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  • Start date details

    September 2023

  • Closing date

    23 September 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    13 July 2023

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No, visa sponsorship not available

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Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£20,441.00 Annually (FTE) NJC Scale Point 2 (£20,441 Full time equivalent £10.60 per hour)

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Learning Support Assistant


Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) comprises ten flourishing academies and five nurseries delivering first choice education, from Early Years to Advanced Level study. Our vision is ‘to grow the BEST in everyone.’ We believe in the importance of high expectations, hard work and the development of a community of schools where each of us strive to ‘be the best that we can be.’  Our schools work together to add value and compete to continuallyimprove.


Under the instruction and guidance of teaching staff/managers, to support student learning and attend to the personal, social and physical needs of pupils in order to support their learning and development and to ensure their safety.

Support for the School Support for the Curriculum Support for Teachers      


Support for Pupils

To attend to the educational, personal, social and physical needs of pupils and any other requirements depending on the pupil’s special needs and, wherever possible, make these a part of the learningexperience.

Under agreed school procedures, for qualified first aiders, to give first aid/medicine where necessary; assist with programmes of special care under the direction and guidance of the appropriatespecialist.

To promote and support the inclusion of all pupils in the learning activities in which they areinvolved.

Whilst there may be a specific requirement to support a named pupil or pupils with a Statement of Special Educational Needs, support to other pupils may also be required, at the direction of the Special Educational Needs Coordinator, (SENCo) and the classroomteacher.

To provide support on school visits and the supervision of pupils on such visits, at the direction of the SENCO, trip leader and the classroomteacher.

Within the overall plan set by the class teacher to support the differentiation of educational activities. This may include contributing to the development and implementation of the provision identified by the SEND statement objectives of students and the needs of other students identified on the Learning SupportRegister.

To assist the classroom teacher in maintaining classroom discipline by working with individual and groups of pupils in developing expectations of acceptable personal and socialbehaviour.

To support the teaching of literacy, numeracy or other specific curriculum areas/specialisms as required and agreed with theSENCo.

To work collaboratively with colleagues as part of a professional team, in particular the class teacher, the SENCO and other learning support assistants; working at all times within the school’s policies andprocedures

To assist in the general efficient operation of the school, including providing cover for other learning support staff where necessary as directed by theSENCo.

To attend staff meetings, participate in performance management reviews and undertake training and developmentactivities.

To assist during lunchtimes, lead and participate in play and lunchtime supervision

To maintain confidentiality at all times in respect of school-related matters and to prevent disclosure of confidential or sensitiveinformation.

To undertake tasks of a similar nature and level, as directed by the Headteacher/ SLT team / SENCo.


Whilst every effort has been made to explain the duties and responsibilities of the post, each individualtaskundertakenmaynotbeidentified.

Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from the BEST Principals to undertakeworkofasimilarlevelthatisnotspecifiedinthisjobdescription.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children's welfare and offers of employment are subject to DBS clearance and two satisfactory references


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About St Christophers Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
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School size
389 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11

School location

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