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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    5 March 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    15 January 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC SCP 5 - 6

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • We wish to appoint a Learning Support Assistant (LSA) to start as soon as possible. The Learning Support Assistant role is vital to the school and involves supporting children in the classroom with a variety of needs across the school.

    Successful candidates should have:

    • Experience of working with and caring for children
    • Experience of working with children with special educational needs.
    • High expectations of students in terms of learning, achievement and behaviour
    • Enthusiasm and dedication to developing innovative approaches to learning, teaching, mentoring and guidance
    • A commitment to promoting and fostering good relationships between children and with parents and colleagues

    You should be:

    • Forward thinking and willing to adapt to the changing needs of the school
    • Able to promote the warm, caring and friendly ethos of the school to pupils, parents and the public
    • Able to perform under pressure
    • Confident to use your own initiative when required

What the school offers its staff

What can we offer you?

  • An active school community with supportive parents;
  • An award-winning learning environment;
  • Excellent professional development opportunities;
  • A supportive working culture that focuses on positive learning behaviour and high expectations for all children
  • The chance to work with a supportive family of schools (REAch2 trust) who share the same passion for primary education

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 Unity Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
427 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01206 864226

Unity Primary Academy is situated within the Greenstead Estate of Colchester with close links to the University of Essex, Colchester Borough Council as well as Essex County Council as well as our cluster REAch2 schools. We are proud of our achievements to date, and we are continually seeking to invest in the futures of our pupils, families and staff. We are embarking on a journey of excellence and have the highest aspirations and expectations in all to help create opportunities to become life long learners for our students.

At Unity we believe in giving every child, every chance, every day and approach this by ensuring we keep the REAch2 Touchstones at the heart of our child centred work. The school is well resourced and has extensive grounds that allow us to provide varied learning experiences to engage and motivate our children and the school has recently been awarded a Learning Outside the Classroom Silver Award and we engage with organisations such as the Countryside Trust to bring learning to life. We are also investing in our outdoor provision and are creating additional opportunities to learn life skills and thrive where ever possible.

We are a caring employer who invests in the future of our employees, as only through their excellence can we deliver excellence for the children and families whom we serve. To see more information about the school, please visit our website Unity Primary academy or the REAch2 Website.

As a member of the REAch2 Trust, a national family of primary academies, Unity Primary Academy is committed to raising standards and achieving excellent for all pupils whatever their background or circumstance. The Trust provides a strong culture of collaboration and support, together with high expectations for staff and pupils alike. Unity Primary Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people / vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory written references.

Arranging a visit to Unity Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@reach2.org.

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