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  • Start date details

    ASAP - Subject to satisfactory pre-employment checks

  • Closing date

    26 September 2023 at 8am

  • Date listed

    5 September 2023

Job details

Visa sponsorship

No, visa sponsorship not available


Teaching Assistant, Learning Support Assistant

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£22,238.00 - £22,631.00 Annually (FTE) H3 Grade plus outer fringe allownace

Learning Support/Teaching Assistant - 3 Days Per Week job summary

Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of young learners? Do you possess the skills and empathy required to support students whilst recognising the importance of clear boundaries? Do you have experience of working with, or caring for, children of school age?

If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you as we are currently seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic Learning Support Assistant to join our team!

At St George’s we strive to offer every pupil a strong, secure learning environment, supporting them to be the very best that they can. Our Learning Support Assistants play a vital role in helping us to achieve this as they provide high level support for pupils in class.

Reporting to the SENDCo and working within your designated Subject Department, you will provide a high level of first class support for pupils in all Years 7 to 11 in the classroom, within small groups and individually. The majority of the support takes place within a student’s timetabled day under the direction and guidance of the class teacher. You will be an integral part of the Learning Support Department and the friendly and committed team here at St George’s.

The ideal candidate will have experience of, or demonstrable knowledge of, children with special educational needs within a school setting.  Whilst previous experience is desirable it is not essential as full training will be given.

We are looking to appoint a Learning Support Assistant to work 3 days a week. 

About the Role

Grade: H3 (Full-Time Equivalent salary is from £21,575 to £21,968 plus outer fringe allowance of £663 per annum)

Salary: Range from £9,800 to £9,973per annum including annual outer fringe allowance

Hours: 19.5 hours per week, 3 days a week, term time only

-   Monday and Thursday: 8:30 am - 3:45 pm

-   Friday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

The above hours include a 30-minute unpaid lunch break per working day. Free meal will be provided on school site.

In return, we can offer:

· Additional training and support

· Ongoing professional development

· Free Lunch on working days

· Use of the school’s fitness suite/Gym

· Childcare Voucher Scheme

· Staff Wellbeing Programme

· Employee Assistance Programme

· Free parking on school site

· As a permanent member of staff you benefit from the application being favourably ranked if you apply for a day admission place for your child at St George’s school, subject to meeting the requirements of our published Admissions Criteria and Policy.

For full details of the role, please refer to the attached Application Pack.

Applications will be shortlisted throughout the process and we may interview and close the advert early if we are in a position to recruit a suitable candidate.  We therefore encourage interested candidates to apply early.

St Georges School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment. This post will require a Full Enhanced, with List Checks, Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS).

We are required to conduct online searches about all candidates as part of the selection and appointment process, in accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education guidance, in order to identify any incidents or concerns which are publicly available online. By submitting and signing your application, you acknowledge that such searches will be conducted as part of the selection and appointment process.

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About St George's School

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
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School size
1369 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18



1. Be part of a vibrant, inspiring and supportive team
2. Everyone’s contributions are valued and encouraged
3. A place where your work will ‘make a difference’ and be appreciated by pupils
4. Learning is what we do; with passion
5. Unique opportunity to work in one of the leading state boarding schools in the country
6. Students champion and promote our community’s high standards and aspirations
7. Excellent behaviour is the norm, not the exception
8. Career development is encouraged and supported through great training
9. A sense of belonging; part of a community and the St George’s ‘Family’
10. Where the worst thing about work is going home at night
Working at St George’s also comes with a number of free additional fringe benefits*: childcare voucher scheme; Employee Assistance Programme; on-site parking; access to excellent sports and fitness facilities and provision of lunch. On-site accommodation for specific posts may also available at reduced rates.

* Staff terms and conditions are liable to review and change from time to time

In 2014 OFSTED wrote that "This school has got the magic formula", and we have to say we agree!

St George’s is a unique place to work. It is the perfect blend of high quality, innovative teaching and a community which cares. It has a highly supportive pastoral system as well as a residential state boarding community, all of which is firmly cemented in our Christian principles and strong commitment to our values of mutual respect, endeavour and sense of community. We hold on to our tradition and embrace the future with equal relish.

St George’s is consistently in the top percentile of schools nationally for academic performance and rated outstanding by Ofsted. However we are not driven by such external measures but by our passion to provide the best learning and life experience we can for the pupils entrusted to our care.

We hope that you will share our enthusiasm and drive to continue to make St George’s an exciting place to work and learn.

Join us for a career at a school that certainly wants us to "Aim Higher".

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