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  • Start date details

    1st September 2024

  • Closing date

    12 July 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    2 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£21,474.00 Annually (FTE) £16,581 pro-rata, 32.50 hours per week, 39 weeks fixed until 31st August 2025

Learning Support Assistant job summary

Welcome to Walsh C of E Infant School, a two-form entry Infant School based in the heart of our community in Ash, Surrey.


At Walsh C of E schools we are looking for a passionate Learning Support Assistant to work collaboratively within the school community to instill in each child a love of learning for life that enables them to achieve beyond what they thought possible. As part of our energetic and welcoming team, you will promote the highest standards of education in a caring and supportive environment where children feel safe, secure and ready to learn. This position is for an LSA role in Year 4.


Walsh C. of E. Schools are Church of England schools based in the parish of St Peter, Ash. We have strong links with the parish and enjoy the support of the vicar. The school is part of the Good Shepherd Trust academy.

Our school promotes the academic and personal growth of all pupils in a nurturing and inspiring environment which reflects the school’s mission based on our four Christian values “Community, Peace, Love, Resilience”.

Our school is set in the village of Ash which borders the Surrey/Hampshire border. You will have the opportunity to work alongside outstanding teachers, to observe and share practice on a regular basis, developing pedagogy through reflection.  We pride ourselves on our strong ethos of inclusion and diversity.

Our school community offers the opportunity to become a meaningful part of the wider community through enrichment and extra-curricular activities. We are passionate about staff work-life balance throughout the school.


GST – Grade B6 FTE £21,474, pro rata £16,581 (September 2024 pay award pending)

Fixed term until 31st August 2025

Hours – 32.5 per week, term time only. 8.30 am to 3.30 pm daily

Collaborative working between the Infant and Junior Schools to support our endeavours to work smarter and achieve an effective balance between home and work.

A dedicated and friendly team of professionals who are keen to develop and learn.

Excellent CPD opportunities to grow and development through mentorship and coaching.

Onsite parking.

Please see our job description and person specification for more details on this role.

The GST is a multi-academy trust serving 23 schools within the Diocese of Guildford across Surrey and Hampshire. Our trust comprises both primary and secondary schools, schools affiliated to the Church of England and others who are not. Our purpose is to grow and maintain a strong network of schools within a highly supportive and sharing network: we know that schools are better when they work together sharing common values and goals. Opportunities for staff development are a key priority for us - as a member of support staff, as a teacher, as a head teacher or as a local committee member you will have access to wide and varied professional development.

We are working hard to become a more diverse organisation – which is key to our commitment “to be better, together”. We welcome applications from everyone committed to this ethos and would particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates, who are currently under-represented in the Group as a whole. We always appoint on merit. We are always open to discussing flexible working options.

Please note that we reserve the right to interview on application should a suitable candidate apply and we have the right to withdraw this advert prior to the closing date. You are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the role as soon as possible.

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 Walsh CofE Junior School

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 7 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
211 pupils enrolled
Age range
7 to 11

School location

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