SEND Learning Support Assistant

Lansdowne Primary Academy, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7QB

33 days remaining to apply

  • Expected start date

    31 October 2022

  • Application deadline

    29 October 2022 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    22 September 2022

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Contract type


Actual salary

£13,151 - 14,969

SEND Learning Support Assistant job summary


Salary: GLC Point 10 -16 £18,278 - £20,805 FTE (Actual Pro Rata Salary £13,151- £14,969)

Contract Type: 31.25 hours per week term time [39 weeks]

Place of Work: Lansdowne Primary Academy

Lansdowne Primary Academy is part of the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary schools located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

We are a vibrant, innovative and highly successful organisation: the place of choice to work and learn. Across the 5 academies of the GLC, we pledge that everyone enjoys an equality of opportunity. We work tirelessly to ensure that individual different characteristics including age, ethnicity, socio-economic background, academic ability, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation are not discriminated against in any way. We create environments characterised by mutual respect where difference is celebrated and where individual differences don’t act as a barrier to success.

Lansdowne Primary Academy is host to the Thurrock Resource Base for primary pupils with a moderate learning difficulty &/or social communication difficulties. The pupils are funded by the Local Education Authority with an EHCP. Currently we have 9 pupils attending, with needs including ASD, significant speech and language delay and Down’s Syndrome.

We are looking to appoint a strong, enthusiastic, committed and creative Learning Support Assistant to work within the resource base. Successful candidates will be required to work flexibly taking direction from the Resource base lead and SENCo in adapting and planning activities to take students’ learning forward.

Candidates must be able to use their own initiative and will have the following:

  • NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is essential;
  • good standard of education; Maths and English GCSE grades A – C, or equivalent;
  • can provide excellent classroom support in literacy, numeracy and behavioural needs;
  • good organisation and inter-personal skills;
  • good knowledge of ICT;
  • be committed to high achievement from students and themselves.

If you are interested and would like to apply for this role please download and fill in the attached application form.

All candidates are advised to refer to the job description and person specification before making an application. Please return completed applications to

Applications should be submitted by: Midday on the 29th September 2022

Interviews to be held:6th October 2022Interview location: Lansdowne Primary Academy, Lansdowne Road, Tilbury, Essex, RM18 7QB

Benefits for LSA's working within the GLC:

- £1,000 Golden Hello for successful candidates (teachers paid on Main Scale to UPS 3 only) applying directly to the GLC, only after qualifying period of six months.

- Staff Wellbeing Programme

- Two week October Half Term

- My Day (1 additional day off in the academic year)

- Long Service Policy which rewards 5 10 15 20 25 and 30 years' service

The Gateway Learning Community is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment. Following safer recruitment procedures the appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, medical clearance and enhanced DBS disclosure.

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About Lansdowne Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
671 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11

Lansdowne Primary Academy is part of the Gateway Learning Community [GLC] which is a partnership between one secondary and four primary schools located within Tilbury and Chadwell in the borough of Thurrock to the east of London.

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