108 days remaining to apply

  • Closing date

    30 September 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    4 December 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Working pattern

Full time

Contract type

Fixed term

Full-time equivalent salary

£23,893.00 - £25,545.00 Annually (FTE) BAND C , POINT 1 TO 4 (£23,893 TO £25,545 FTE, £20,986.51 TO £23,045.03 PRO RATA)

Learning Support Assistant job summary


BAND C , POINT 1 TO 4 (£23,893 TO £25,545 FTE, £20,986.51 TO £23,045.03 PRO RATA)



West Lakes Academy are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, conscientious and self-motivated person to join the Learning Support Team. This is a key role in providing a welcoming and safe environment for staff, students and visitors.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be well-organised
  • Be self-motivated with excellent communication skills
  • Driven to support students to achieve their best
  • Have relevant Level 3 qualifications in relevant discipline
  • Appropriate Level 2 in both English and Maths at grade C or above

Previous experience is desirable however full training will be provided for the right candidate.

Changing Lives Learning Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to screening including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and also past employment checks. We are an equal opportunities employer. References will be sought prior to interview.

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 West Lakes Academy

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1212 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

We are a thriving, ambitious and forward thinking 11-18 academy situated on the edge of the beautiful Lake District. Our modern £26m building provides outstanding facilities, incorporating cutting edge technology which creates a bright and motivational learning environment. As a Teaching School and Multi Academy Trust we are building strong links with other schools in the local area and nationally. This role therefore provides significant career development opportunities as we continue to grow. We offer a comprehensive programme of individualised, evidence based CPD as well as encouraging colleagues to further their development through courses such as the National Professional Qualifications, a Masters degree, or supporting extra-curricular qualifications.

The academy’s Sponsors - Sellafield Limited, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority and the University of Central Lancashire have each played an important role in its success and are committed to its continued improvement.

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