Job Ref No. ECC8832002-122S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 4-10
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 21/02/2020 Midday Date of Interviews: 25/02/2020  

Job Description

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Purfleet Primary Academy

Are looking for a dedicated and committed

SEND Learning Support Assistant

31.25 Hours per week (8.30-3.15pm Mon-Fri)

Thurrock Pay Scales (Point 4-10)

(Actual salary £13,999-£15,803)

Salary awarded depending on experience and qualifications

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our dedicated and hardworking team to support a pupil with complex needs. Experience of working with children who are have SEMH difficulties or who has experience in play therapy is essential to this post.

Suitable applicants will need to be able to work as part of a team following a structured programme of learning. Applicants should be organised and show initiative and flexibility, be patient and understand the very confidential nature of this role.

The successful candidate must have GCSE English and Maths at grades A-C or an equivalent qualification. Preferably the successful candidate will also be NVQ level 3 qualified and have experience or qualification of working with children with ASD. Experience of dealing with children with individual and complex needs is essential as is a caring attitude and commitment to the role.

If you feel this is the role for you, then please contact Nicki Cocks on 01375 659900 or on for an application form or to arrange a visit.

Closing date for applications: 21st February 2020

Interviews to be held: 25th February 2020

The interview process will include a short teaching activity with a group of pupils.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Purfleet Primary Academy is a member of the REAch2 Academy Trust, a national family of primary academies committed to raising standards and achieving excellence for all pupils, whatever their background or circumstance. For more information on REAch2 visit

Information about the School

This is a very exciting time to be part of Purfleet Primary Academy. Standards are rising, pupil numbers are increasing and come September 2019 we will be a fully three form entry school.

Our Headteacher took up post in October 2018, and heads an enthusiastic and committed school leadership team who are leading the drive to raise standards. We are a friendly and supportive school where the children come first and everyone works hard to improve outcomes for all. Our children are encouraged to be the best they can be at all times and their safety and well-being is, of course, paramount. If you want to join a school where all staff believe that no child's past or present circumstances should determine their future, why not come and join us?

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Information about the school

Contact Information

Mrs Nicki Cocks
Tank Hill Road, Purfleet
Essex, RM19 1TA
Telephone: 01375 802700

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