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  • Job start date

    2 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 37.5

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£25,086 pro rata of £28,346 FTE per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

About the role: We are looking for someone to join our Inclusion Team as a Learning Support Assistant(LSA). Thisis theideal opportunityfor aspiring teacherstoexperiencelife in a secondary school.Alternatively, you may be looking to build on current experience of supporting students and looking to develop your skill setas an LSA.

Our current LSAs are moving on to teacher training and we are looking for determined, dynamic and inspiring individuals to replace them. If this is you then please get in touch.

Within thisrole,you will developstrategies to assist the learning of students withvarying Additional Educational Needs. The five main categories are:

  • English as an Additional Language
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Speech, Language and Communication
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health
  • Physical and Sensory

Amongst other things, our LSAsprovidein class support –they will co-plan directly with class teachers;create high qualityresources;provide one to one interventions;run small groupsessions andtake responsibility for delivering programmes of support in both literacy and numeracy.

Our LSAstake part in whole school staff training and get regular input from the Speech and Language Therapist, the Borough EAL coordinator and Educational Psychologist in how to best support the needs of our students.

At The Hurlingham Academy, we play to our team’s strengths and think hard about how best to supportyou andthe students.You will be a valued member of our team,whosecontributions arerespectedand who is trusted to deliver in your areas of expertise. Our LSAs work hard, but we in turn are prepared to invest in their professional development.This is a place where you can develop the skills you need tochallenge yourself and have a positive impact on those around you.

Like all of us at The Hurlingham Academy, youwill make it your mission to bring out the best in everyone - students, staff, parents and the wider community. We are confident our school will exceed your expectations – and that you will help our students to do the same, with teaching that improves their life chances.

What the school offers its staff

About The Hurlingham Academy: The Hurlingham Academy is a very special community. The school was officially recognised as outstanding in March 2023 and inspectors saw that ‘pupils behave exceptionally well and achieve highly.’ In 2022, our GCSE results were ranked the highest in United Learning Academies, the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the school was ranked ninth in the country for progress. A tremendous 93% of students achieved a grade 4 or above in both English and maths, with 88% achieving grade 5 or above in the two subjects. At the higher levels, nearly half (48%) of all students achieved a grade 7 or above in English and maths.

These tremendous results are due to the unique culture and community that has developed at The Hurlingham Academy. The highest expectations of students and real academic rigour are combined with a strong focus on developing the whole child and embedding a culture in which every single child matters, and must be supported to achieve their full potential. 42% of our students are pupil premium (nearly twice the national average) and so we are working to help some of the UK's most economically needy students achieve the best GCSE results possible and thus change lives. All staff at the academy are driven by a strong mission to provide educational excellence to students with the least privilege.

Our results show that The Hurlingham Academy is a place where students from all backgrounds thrive academically and socially in an atmosphere of mutual respect, tolerance and diversity. Our academic approach is for every student in every lesson to enjoy their learning. We strive to ensure that our teaching standards are exceptionally high, and that children feel safe and supported in school. Lessons follow a knowledge-rich and academically rigorous curriculum, and we place a significant emphasis on teachers inspiring their students to love their subject through strong personal subject knowledge and a passion for their subject.

The Hurlingham Academy is a close-knit and diverse community that learns together, has fun together and continues on our journey towards all-around excellence for each individual student year after year. The Academy has cultivated a friendly and welcoming environment for all its staff, with a strong collaborative culture that has community at its heart. Our staff feel empowered, supported and are provided with the highest-quality professional development. We pride ourselves on ensuring that every member of staff is supported to be the best they can in the classroom and to achieve their career aspirations. Here is the opportunity for you to join one of the most happy and successful schools in United Learning and to be part of the incredible journey that The Hurlingham Academy has been on.

As part of United Learning, some of the benefits of working at The Hurlingham Academy are enhanced rates of pay, additional planning days, shared curriculum resources, access to subject advisers and networks, 20% PPA time across an average working week, enhanced parental leave, wellbeing support, access to free and confidential counselling support, excellent CPD offer and career progression opportunities within school clusters.

The Hurlingham Academy is a mixed secondary academy based in Fulham, West London, located just 10 minutes from Parsons Green tube station; adjunct to South Park and within a stone’s throw of the River Thames.

Safeguarding info: The Hurlingham Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. An Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check is required for all successful applicants

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 The Hurlingham Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
708 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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